Lord of the Hightower|
Lord of the Port
Voice of Oldtown
Defender of the Citadel
Beacon of the South
|Died||In 130 AC, at Tumbleton|
|Spouse||2nd: Samantha Tarly|
Fire & Blood|
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)
Ormund Hightower was Lord of the Hightower and head of House Hightower during the Dance of the Dragons. He wielded the Valyrian steel blade Vigilance. Ormund was the nephew of Ser Otto Hightower.
Lord Ormund had three sons, Lyonel, Martyn, and Garmund, and at least one daughter, Bethany. His first wife died in childbed, and he married again to Samantha Tarly, who was only two years older than his eldest son.
Ormund led the Reach forces for the greens during the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons, supporting his kinsman King Aegon II Targaryen. Not all of the Reach's lords supported him, however.
During the Battle on the Honeywine, Ormund and his forces were trapped between the forces of Lord Thaddeus Rowan and Tom Flowers, the Bastard of Bitterbridge, on one side and Ser Alan Beesbury, Lord Alan Tarly and Lord Owen Costayne from the other on the banks of the river. Lord Hightower's lines were starting to crumble and defeat seemed all but a foregone conclusion. His squire, Aegon's brother Daeron, turned up on his dragon, Tessarion, and turned the battle for the greens. After the battle Ormund knighted Prince Daeron, naming him "Ser Daeron the Daring".
Ormund's host advanced slowly on King's Landing, smashing the blacks' forces trying to hinder their advance. The green host came to Tumbleton, where Roderick Dustin, Lord of Barrowton, and his Winter Wolves rode out to meet them. Screaming war cries, the northmen fought through ten times their own numbers till Lord Roderick came face to face with Lord Hightower. Ormund's cousin, Ser Bryndon Hightower, put himself between the northman and his liege, taking off his arm with his longaxe, yet Roddy the Ruin slew both before succumbing to his wounds.
After losing their general in the First Battle of Tumbleton, Lord Ormund's host was divided and without direction, with the Caltrops and the Two Betrayers competing for leadership. The army finally dissolved following the Second Battle of Tumbleton.