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| Title = [[Lord of the Hightower]]<br>[[Lord of the Port]]<br>[[Voice of Oldtown]]<br>[[Defender of the Citadel]]<br>[[Beacon of the South]]
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| Title = [[Beacon of the South]]<br>[[Defender of Oldtown]]<br>[[Defender of the Citadel]]<br>[[Lord of Oldtown]]<br>[[Lord of the Hightower]]<br>[[Lord of the Port]]<br>[[Voice of Oldtown]]
 
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| Predecessor = [[Ormund Hightower]]
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| Date_of_Birth = {{Date|115}}
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| Spouse = Lady [[Samantha Tarly]]{{Ref|FAB|Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf}}
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| Date_of_Birth = {{Date|114}} or {{Date|115}}<ref name=ages>''See the [[Years after Aegon's Conquest/Calculations Ages (Continued2)#Lyonel Hightower|Lyonel Hightower]] calculation.''</ref>
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'''Lyonel Hightower''' was Lord of the [[Hightower]] and head of [[House Hightower]] at the end of the [[Dance of the Dragons]] and during the reign of King [[Aegon III Targaryen]].{{ref|fab|Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf}}
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'''Lyonel Hightower''' was Lord of the [[Hightower]] and head of [[House Hightower]] at the end of the [[Dance of the Dragons]] and during the reign of King [[Aegon III Targaryen]].{{Ref|FAB|Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Lyonel was born in {{date|115}}{{ref|fab|Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf}} to Lord [[Ormund Hightower]] and his first wife, who died in childbed at some point. He had two younger brothers, [[Martyn Hightower (son of Ormund)|Martyn]] and [[Garmund Hightower|Garmund]], and a sister, [[Bethany Hightower|Bethany]]. During the [[Dance of the Dragons]], his father married again to [[Samantha Tarly]], known as "''Lady Sam.''"{{ref|fab|Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf}}
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===Dance of the Dragons===
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Lyonel was born to Lord [[Ormund Hightower]] and his first wife, who died in childbed at some point. He had two younger brothers, [[Martyn Hightower (son of Ormund)|Martyn]] and [[Garmund Hightower|Garmund]], and a sister, [[Bethany Hightower|Bethany]]. During the [[Dance of the Dragons]], his father [[Marriage|married]] again to [[Samantha Tarly]], known as "Lady Sam".{{Ref|FAB|Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf}}
  
Lyonel became [[Lord of the Hightower]] at age fifteen, after his lord father was killed at the [[First Battle of Tumbleton]]. It is said that when Lord [[Corlys Velaryon]]'s peace terms were first offered to Lord Lyonel, he ripped the parchment from his maester's hand and tore it to shreds, vowing to write a reply in the Sea Snake's blood. However, his step-mother had other ideas. According to [[Mushroom]], she persuaded Lyonel to agree to the terms by allowing him to seduce her and promising to marry him if he surrendered. This was because she was related to both the [[House Tarly|Tarlys]] and [[House Rowan|Rowans]], who supported [[Rhaenyra Targaryen|Rhaenyra's]] blacks. [[Munkun]] believes that Lord Hightower accepted the terms because of the end to [[House Tyrell|Tyrell]] neutrality, however, and his youngest brother being at [[Highgarden]] at the time. {{ref|fab|Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf}}
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Lyonel became [[Lord of the Hightower]] at age fifteen, after his lord father was killed at the [[First Battle of Tumbleton]] in mid-{{Date|130}}. It is said that when Lord [[Corlys Velaryon]]'s peace terms were first offered to Lord Lyonel, he ripped the parchment from his [[maester]]'s hand and tore it to shreds, vowing to write a reply in the Sea Snake's blood. However, his step-mother had other ideas. According to [[Mushroom]], Sam persuaded Lyonel to agree to the terms by allowing him to seduce her and promising to marry him if he surrendered. This was because she was related to both the [[House Tarly|Tarlys]] and [[House Rowan|Rowans]], who supported the [[blacks]] of [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]]. [[Munkun]] believes that Lord Hightower accepted the terms because of the end to [[House Tyrell|Tyrell]] neutrality, however, and his youngest brother being at [[Highgarden]] at the time.{{Ref|FAB|Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf}}
  
Lord Lyonel announced his intention to marry his father's widow, but the reigning [[High Septon]] forbade the union as a form of incest. However, Lyonel kept Samantha as his [[paramour]] for thirteen years and fathered six children on her.{{ref|fab|Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf}} Lyonel and Lady Sam attended the coronation of Aegon III and his wedding to Queen [[Jaehaera Targaryen|Jaehaera]], with their presence being so great a scandal that the High Septon refused to travel with them. {{ref|fab|Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand}}
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===Regency of Aegon III===
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Lord Lyonel announced his intention to marry his father's widow, but the reigning [[High Septon (Regency of Aegon III)|High Septon]] forbade the union as a form of [[incest]]. However, Lyonel kept Samantha as his [[paramour]] for thirteen years and fathered six children on her.{{Ref|FAB|Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf}} Lyonel and Lady Sam attended the coronation of [[Aegon III Targaryen]] and his wedding to Queen [[Jaehaera Targaryen]], with their presence being so great a scandal that the High Septon refused to travel with them.{{Ref|FAB|Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand}}
  
Relations between the Hightowers and the Faith soured when the High Septon commanded Lady Sam to remove herself from her step-son's bed and take vows as a [[Silent sisters|silent sister]] as penance. When she refused, he condemned her as a shameless fornicator and forbade her to set foot in the [[Starry Sept]] until she repented. Instead, Lyonel's wife famously confronted the High Septon, forcing him to relent.{{ref|fab|Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand}}
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Relations between the Hightowers and the Faith soured when the High Septon commanded Lady Sam to remove herself from her step-son's bed and take vows as a [[Silent sisters|silent sister]] as penance. When she refused, he condemned her as a shameless fornicator and forbade her to set foot in the [[Starry Sept]] until she repented. Instead, Samantha famously confronted the High Septon, forcing him to relent.{{Ref|FAB|Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand}}
  
Although he had taken Lady Sam as a paramour, he was considered as a potential husband for [[Baela Targaryen]].{{ref|fab|Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand}}
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Although he had taken Lady Sam as a paramour, Lyonel was considered as a potential husband for [[Baela Targaryen]], but she instead wed Lord [[Alyn Velaryon]] of [[Driftmark]].{{Ref|FAB|Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand}}
  
Lord [[Alyn Velaryon]] was greeted by Lord Lyonel when the ''[[Lady Baela]]'' docked at Oldtown's harbor. He became a close friend of Lord Lyonel and his wife due to the courtesy he showed Lady Sam. {{ref|fab|Under the Regents - The Voyage of Alyn Oakenfist}}
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Alyn Oakenfist was greeted by Lord Lyonel when ''[[Lady Baela]]'' docked at [[Oldtown]]'s harbor. He became a close friend of Lyonel and his lover due to the courtesy he showed Sam.{{Ref|FAB|Under the Regents - The Voyage of Alyn Oakenfist}}
  
Lord Lyonel and Lady Sam made their way to [[King's Landing]] in {{date|136}} when the new Lords Regent were chosen by lot.{{ref|fab|The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency}}
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Lord Lyonel and Lady Sam made their way to [[King's Landing]] in {{Date|136}} when new [[Regency of Aegon III|regents]] were chosen by lot.{{Ref|FAB|The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency}}
  
King Aegon III planned to visit Lord Lyonel and Lady Samantha in Oldtown in a royal progress to mark his coming of age.{{ref|fab|The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency}}
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[[Torrhen Manderly]], the [[Hand of the King]], planned for Aegon III to visit Lyonel and Sam in Oldtown in a [[royal progress]] to mark his [[coming of age]]. Aegon cancelled the progress, however.{{Ref|FAB|The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency}}
  
A new High Septon eventually reversed the position of his predecessor, allowing Lord Lyonel to marry Lady Sam. {{ref|fab|Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf}}
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===Later life===
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A [[High Septon (Aegon III)|new High Septon]] eventually reversed the position of his predecessor, allowing Lyonel to marry Sam, and by the same occasion [[Bastardy#Legitimization|legitimized]] their six chidren.<ref>[https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/169198/which-bastards-in-westeros-were-automatically-legitimized-once-their-parents-mar Which bastards in Westeros were automatically legitimized once their parents married? (September 8, 2017)]</ref>{{Ref|FAB|Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf}}
  
 
==Family==
 
==Family==
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==References==
 
==References==
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Latest revision as of 15:04, 6 June 2021

House Hightower.svg
Lyonel Hightower
House Hightower.svg
Title(s) Beacon of the South
Defender of Oldtown
Defender of the Citadel
Lord of Oldtown
Lord of the Hightower
Lord of the Port
Voice of Oldtown
Allegiance House Hightower
Predecessor Ormund Hightower
Culture(s) Reach
Born In 114 AC or 115 AC[1]
Died In 143 AC or after[1]
Spouse(s) Lady Samantha Tarly[2]
Issue 6 children[2]
Father Ormund Hightower
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)

Lyonel Hightower was Lord of the Hightower and head of House Hightower at the end of the Dance of the Dragons and during the reign of King Aegon III Targaryen.[2]

History

Dance of the Dragons

Lyonel was born to Lord Ormund Hightower and his first wife, who died in childbed at some point. He had two younger brothers, Martyn and Garmund, and a sister, Bethany. During the Dance of the Dragons, his father married again to Samantha Tarly, known as "Lady Sam".[2]

Lyonel became Lord of the Hightower at age fifteen, after his lord father was killed at the First Battle of Tumbleton in mid-130 AC. It is said that when Lord Corlys Velaryon's peace terms were first offered to Lord Lyonel, he ripped the parchment from his maester's hand and tore it to shreds, vowing to write a reply in the Sea Snake's blood. However, his step-mother had other ideas. According to Mushroom, Sam persuaded Lyonel to agree to the terms by allowing him to seduce her and promising to marry him if he surrendered. This was because she was related to both the Tarlys and Rowans, who supported the blacks of Rhaenyra Targaryen. Munkun believes that Lord Hightower accepted the terms because of the end to Tyrell neutrality, however, and his youngest brother being at Highgarden at the time.[2]

Regency of Aegon III

Lord Lyonel announced his intention to marry his father's widow, but the reigning High Septon forbade the union as a form of incest. However, Lyonel kept Samantha as his paramour for thirteen years and fathered six children on her.[2] Lyonel and Lady Sam attended the coronation of Aegon III Targaryen and his wedding to Queen Jaehaera Targaryen, with their presence being so great a scandal that the High Septon refused to travel with them.[3]

Relations between the Hightowers and the Faith soured when the High Septon commanded Lady Sam to remove herself from her step-son's bed and take vows as a silent sister as penance. When she refused, he condemned her as a shameless fornicator and forbade her to set foot in the Starry Sept until she repented. Instead, Samantha famously confronted the High Septon, forcing him to relent.[3]

Although he had taken Lady Sam as a paramour, Lyonel was considered as a potential husband for Baela Targaryen, but she instead wed Lord Alyn Velaryon of Driftmark.[3]

Alyn Oakenfist was greeted by Lord Lyonel when Lady Baela docked at Oldtown's harbor. He became a close friend of Lyonel and his lover due to the courtesy he showed Sam.[4]

Lord Lyonel and Lady Sam made their way to King's Landing in 136 AC when new regents were chosen by lot.[5]

Torrhen Manderly, the Hand of the King, planned for Aegon III to visit Lyonel and Sam in Oldtown in a royal progress to mark his coming of age. Aegon cancelled the progress, however.[5]

Later life

A new High Septon eventually reversed the position of his predecessor, allowing Lyonel to marry Sam, and by the same occasion legitimized their six chidren.[6][2]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hobert
 
 
 
 
Lord
Hightower
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Otto
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bryndon
 
 
 
Samantha
Tarly
 
Ormund
 
Unknown
first wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son(s)
 
Alicent
 
Viserys I
Targaryen
 
Gwayne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Myles
 
 
 
Lyonel
 
Martyn
 
Garmund
 
Rhaena
Targaryen
 
Bethany
 
Aegon II
Targaryen
 
Helaena
Targaryen
 
Aemond
Targaryen
 
Daeron
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 daughters
 
 
 
 
 
Jaehaerys
Targaryen
 
Jaehaera
Targaryen
 
Maelor
Targaryen
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 See the Lyonel Hightower calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Fire & Blood, Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
  4. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Voyage of Alyn Oakenfist.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  6. Which bastards in Westeros were automatically legitimized once their parents married? (September 8, 2017)