House Hightower

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House Hightower
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Coat of arms A white tower with a beacon fire, on grey
Words "We light the way"
Seat Hightower
Lord Lord Leyton Hightower
Region The Reach, near Oldtown
Title Voice of Oldtown
Lord of the Port
Lord of the High Tower
Defender of the Citadel
Beacon of the South
Heir Ser Baelor Hightower
Overlord House Tyrell
Founded Age of Dawn

House Hightower is one of the most important and powerful vassals of House Tyrell (and before them of House Gardner).

The family is very old, existing since the Dawn of Days when they were petty-kings. During the coming of the Andals and the creation of the Kingdom of the Reach, the Hightowers allied with the newcomers. Thus they were able the keep their wealth and lands. Oldtown and High Tower are in their keep. The sigil of House Hightower is a white tower, with a fire in the top. Their words are We Light the Way.

House Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
Hightower
 
Unknown
wife
 
Gerold
 
Unknown
Hightower
 
Unknown
Archmaester
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 unknown
wives
 
Leyton
 
Rhea
Florent
 
 
 
 
 
Walys
Flowers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Malora
 
Garth
 
 
Leyla
 
Jon
Cupps
 
 
Alysanne
 
Arthur
Ambrose
 
 
Humfrey
 
Lynesse
 
Jorah
Mormont
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baelor
 
Rhonda
Rowan
 
Alerie
 
Mace
Tyrell
 
Denyse
 
Desmond
Redwyne
 
 
Gunthor
 
Jeyne
Fossoway
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Willas
Tyrell
 
Garlan
Tyrell
 
Loras
Tyrell
 
Margaery
Tyrell
 
 
Denys
Redwyne
 
Alyn
Ambrose
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Members

Leyton Hightower

Lord of Hightower. His titles are Voice of Oldtown, Lord of the Port, Lord of the High Tower, Defender of the Citadel, Beacon of the South. He is called the Old Man of Oldtown.

Lynesse

Daughter of Lord Leyton. At the tournament of Lannisport she met Lord Jorah Mormont. He became madly in love with her and asked if he could wear her colours in the comming tournament. She aggreed and motivated by this he excelled in the tournament and won. He crowned her Queen of Love and Beauty and asked for her hand. They were married short after. The marriage soon became a desillusion for her. Jorah was not rich and could not buy her things for her (expansive taste). He was never able to repeat his performance in a tournament of Lannisport and his defeats cost also money. To get money Jorah sold some poachers to a slaver. When this was discovered the had to flee to the Free Cities. Lynesse became tired of being poor and left Jorah to become the mistress of Tregar Ormollen of Lys.

Other current members

  • Rhea, Lady of the Hightower, fourth wife of Lord Leyton. She was born a Florent and is the daughter of Lord Alester Florent.
  • Ser Baelor. Eldest son of Lord Leyton and his heir. He is married to Ronda Rowen.
  • Malora. Daughter of Lord Leyton. Known as "the Mad Maid"
  • Alerie, Lady of Highgarden. Daughter of Lord Leyton, married to Lord Mace Tyrell.
  • Ser Garth. Son of Lord Leyton, called Greysteel
  • Denyse. Daughter of Lord Leyton, married with Ser Desmond Redwyne. They have a son called Denys.
  • Leyla. Daughter of Lord Leyton
  • Alysanne. Daughter of Lord Leyton, married to Lord Arthur Ambrose
  • Ser Gunther. Son of Lord Leyton, married to Jeyne Fossoway of the green apple Fossoways
  • Ser Humfrey. Son of Lord Leyton.

Historical members

  • Ser Gerold Hightower. Nickname: The White Bull. Uncle of Lord Leyton. He was Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. After the death of King Aerys and prince Rhaegar he stayed loyal to the Targaryens and died in the Battle of the Tower of Joy.
  • Ser Otto Hightower. According to history he was Hand of a King, famous for his learning but a failure as hand.
  • Runcel Hightower. He was Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and tried to leave the Watch to his bastard son.
  • Ser Abelar Hightower. According to The Hedge Knight he was a participant of the Tournament of Ashford and heir of Hightower

Sworn Houses

References

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