Kingspyre Tower

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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 Aegon's Conquest. It received its new name when Aegon I Targaryen 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 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]


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]

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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]

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