The Kingspyre Tower is the largest and tallest of the 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 had his dragon, Balerion, 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. There is an arching stone bridge that connects it to the Widow's Tower. The castellan's chambers are within this tower, and are as spacious as any lords.
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.