|Born||In 70 AC|
|Died||In 130 AC, Tumbleton|
Fire & Blood (mentioned)|
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)
Appearance and Character
Hobert was as stout as he was slow. He did not distinguish himself until late in life.
Hobert fought in the Dance of the Dragons on the side of his kin, King Aegon II Targaryen. He was in charge of the baggage train for his cousin, Lord Ormund Hightower. At the age of sixty, Hobert was given command as he was the most senior Hightower remaining in the greens host after Ormund's death in the First Battle of Tumbleton. Prince Daeron Targaryen ordered Hobert to stop the sack of Tumbleton, but Hobert failed miserably.
Along with Lord Unwin Peake, Hobert was a leader of the Caltrops who conspired to kill the Two Betrayers. After the Second Battle of Tumbleton, he brought two casks of wine to Ulf the White, but the suspicious Ulf asked Hobert to drink first. Instead of betraying his allies, Hobert poured himself a glass of wine, drank it, praised the taste, and poured himself a second glass. This satisfied Ulf, who drank deep of the poisoned wine. They both died moments later.
History has little good to say about Ser Hobert Hightower, but no man can question the manner of his death. Rather than betray his fellow Caltrops, he let the squire fill his cup, drank deep, and asked for more.—writings of Gyldayn
—Mushroom on Hobert
|6 children||6 daughters||Jaehaerys|
- Horbert Hightower was a member of the Caltrops, a group of conspirators only composed of lords and landed knights from the Reach (Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons: Rhaenyra Overthrown). As Ormund Hightower was the Lord of the Hightower and Hobert is only referred to as "Ser" in the text, it is more likely he was a landed knight.