|In or before 127 AC
|Fire & Blood (mentioned)
Appearance and Character
Bethany was the daughter of Lord Ormund Hightower and his first wife, who died in childbed at some point. She had three brothers, Lyonel, Martyn, and Garmund. During the Dance of the Dragons, her father married again to Samantha Tarly, but Ormund died in the First Battle of Tumbleton. Years later, Bethany's step-mother would become her good-sister when Sam married again to Ormund's heir, Lyonel.
After the death of Queen Jaehaera Targaryen in 133 AC and the subsequent planned betrothal between King Aegon III Targaryen and Myrielle Peake, Lady Samantha wrote a bold letter proposing that Aegon marry both Bethany and Sam's sister, Sansara Tarly.