Children's Tower

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The Children's Tower. © FFG

The Children's Tower is one of the three towers that remain at Moat Cailin, the others being the Gatehouse Tower and the Drunkard's Tower.

The Tower

The Children's Tower is tall, slender and green with moss. It has only half of the crenelations of its crown, it looks as if some great beast has taken a bite out of the crenellations along the tower top, and spit the rubble across the bog. Its shattered top is open to the wind and the rain.[1]


Legend has it that the children of the forest called upon their gods from the top of the tower to send the hammer of the waters and shatter the Neck.[1][2]

Recent events

A Game of Thrones

House Umber takes this tower as its seat during the northern host's stay at Moat Cailin.[1]

A Dance with Dragons

During the siege of Moat Cailin, Ramsay Bolton sends Theon Greyjoy to offer the ironborn garrison of Moat Cailin food and safe passage if they surrender to House Bolton unarmed. As he passes the tower on the way to the Gatehouse Tower, he sees pale faces peering through the broken masonry crowning the structure. He is later informed by a guard that all of the ironborn within the Children's Tower are dead after Dagon Codd went over a few days ago and discovered two survivors eating the corpses of the deceased and killed them both. The pale faces signal the crannogmen retaking the tower.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 55, Catelyn VIII.
  2. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 20, Reek II.
  3. Bad reference param1.