Morgan Hightower

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Morgan Hightower
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Title Ser[1]
Commander of the Warrior's Sons[1]
Allegiance House Hightower
Faith of the Seven
Warrior's Sons
Culture Reach
Born In or before 28 AC[2]
Died In 43 AC or 44 AC[1], at on the road to Honeyholt[1]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
The Sons of the Dragon (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)

Ser Morgan Hightower was a knight from House Hightower and the commander of the Warrior's Sons chapter at Oldtown during the Faith Militant uprising.[1] He was a son of Lord Manfred Hightower and was the younger brother of Lord Martyn Hightower.[N 1]

History

When King Maegor I Targaryen and his army approached Oldtown during the uprising of the Faith Militant, Morgan's elder brother, Lord Martyn Hightower, called the banners. Morgan led the Warrior's Sons of Oldtown in surrounding the Starry Sept to protect the High Septon. By morning, however, the High Septon was dead.[1]

Morgan and his sworn brothers were arrested under orders of Lord Martyn and put on trial by Maegor the Cruel. Morgan was the only one pardoned,[3] while the rest were given the choice between death or taking the black. Morgan's pardon led to the suspicion that he had murdered the High Septon at the behest of his lordly brother, as the knight was seen entering and leaving the privy chambers of His High Holiness that night.[1][3] Patrice Hightower, Visenya Targaryen, and the archmaesters of the Citadel have also been suspected of killing the High Septon.[1]

Morgan was later cut down and butchered on the road to Honeyholt by the Warrior's Sons who remained loyal to Ser Joffrey Doggett.[1]

Family

Manfred
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Addam
 
Unknown
wife
 
Garmon
 
Son
(Warrior's Son)
 
Son
(Septon)
 
Daughters
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Patrice
 
Manfred
 
Unknown
wife
 
High Septon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Martyn
 
Ceryse
 
Maegor I
Targaryen
 
Morgan
 
 
 


Notes

  1. In The World of Ice & Fire, it is stated that "The unexpected nature of the High Septon's death in 44 AC aroused much suspicion, however, and whispers of murder persist to this day. Some believe His High Holiness was removed by his own brother, Ser Morgan Hightower, commander of the Warrior's Sons in Oldtown (and it is undeniably true that Ser Morgan was the sole Warrior's Son pardoned by King Maegor)." (The World of Ice and Fire, The Reach: Oldtown) However, it has been confirmed that Morgan Hightower was not the High Septon's brother, but Lord Martyn's, and that the printed statement was in error

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
  2. See the Morgan Hightower calculation.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Reach: Oldtown.