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'''Kingspyre Tower''' is the largest and tallest of the towers of [[Harrenhal]]. The original name for the tower was lost when [[Harren Hoare|Harren the Black]] and his sons died during the [[War of Conquest]].  It received its new name when [[Aegon I Targaryen]] had his dragon, [[Balerion]], [[burning of Harrenhal|burn Harren and his sons alive]] in the tower.  
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'''Kingspyre Tower''' is the largest and tallest of the five towers of [[Harrenhal]]. The original name for the tower was lost when [[Harren Hoare|Harren the Black]] and his sons died during the [[War of Conquest]].  It received its new name when [[Aegon I Targaryen]] had his dragon, [[Balerion]], [[burning of Harrenhal|burn Harren and his sons alive]] in the tower.  
  
The tower is lopsided beneath the weight of slagged stone, the result of Balerion's dragonbreath.{{ref|acok|30}} There is an arching stone bridge that connects it to the [[Widow's Tower]].{{ref|acok|38}} The castellan's chambers are within this tower, and are as spacious as any lords.{{ref|acok|47}}
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==Appearance==
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The tower is lopsided beneath the weight of slagged stone, the result of Balerion's [[dragonfire]].{{ref|acok|30}} There is an arching stone bridge that connects it to the [[Widow's Tower]].{{ref|acok|38}} The castellan's chambers are within this tower, and are as spacious as any lords.{{ref|acok|47}}
  
 
The [[solar]] is one flight below the lord's bedchamber. It is a spare, drafty room that is as large as a hall in a smaller castle.{{ref|acok|64}}
 
The [[solar]] is one flight below the lord's bedchamber. It is a spare, drafty room that is as large as a hall in a smaller castle.{{ref|acok|64}}
  
During the [[Dance of the Dragons]] the castellan of Harrenhal at the time, the elderly Ser [[Simon Strong]], was quick to strike his banners to Prince [[Daemon Targaryen]] when the prince and [[Caraxes]] lighted atop Kingspyre Tower.  
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==History==
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Prince [[Daemon Targaryen]] led the [[assault on Harrenhal]] at the start of the [[Dance of the Dragons]]. The castellan of Harrenhal, the elderly Ser [[Simon Strong]], was quick to strike his banners when the prince and [[Caraxes]] lighted atop Kingspyre Tower.{{ref|TPATQ}}
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==
 
===''A Clash of Kings''===
 
===''A Clash of Kings''===
When Lord [[Tywin Lannister]] takes the castle, he keeps his apartments in this tower.{{ref|acok|30}} Once Harrenhal is retaken by [[the north]]men under Lord [[Roose Bolton]], Roose takes up residence in the tower.{{ref|acok|64}}
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When Lord [[Tywin Lannister]] [[yielding of Harrenhal|takes Harrenhal]], he keeps his apartments in Kingspyre Tower.{{ref|acok|30}}  
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Ser [[Amory Lorch]], the castellan after Tywin leaves, resides in the tower.{{ref|ACOK|47}} Lord [[Roose Bolton]] takes up residence in the tower after the [[fall of Harrenhal]] to [[north]]men.{{ref|acok|64}}
  
 
==References and Notes==
 
==References and Notes==

Revision as of 16:21, 16 October 2015

Kingspyre Tower, the tallest of Harrenhal's towers. Art by Lino Drieghe © FFG

Kingspyre Tower is the largest and tallest of the five towers of Harrenhal. The original name for the tower was lost when Harren the Black and his sons died during the War of Conquest. It received its new name when Aegon I Targaryen had his dragon, Balerion, burn Harren and his sons alive in the tower.

Appearance

The tower is lopsided beneath the weight of slagged stone, the result of Balerion's dragonfire.[1] There is an arching stone bridge that connects it to the Widow's Tower.[2] The castellan's chambers are within this tower, and are as spacious as any lords.[3]

The solar is one flight below the lord's bedchamber. It is a spare, drafty room that is as large as a hall in a smaller castle.[4]

History

Prince Daemon Targaryen led the assault on Harrenhal at the start of the Dance of the Dragons. The castellan of Harrenhal, the elderly Ser Simon Strong, was quick to strike his banners when the prince and Caraxes lighted atop Kingspyre Tower.[5]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

When Lord Tywin Lannister takes Harrenhal, he keeps his apartments in Kingspyre Tower.[1]

Ser Amory Lorch, the castellan after Tywin leaves, resides in the tower.[3] Lord Roose Bolton takes up residence in the tower after the fall of Harrenhal to northmen.[4]

References and Notes