Ormund Hightower
Portrayed by Tom Hiddleston
Name: Ormund Hightower
Title: Lord or Ser
Alias: Ory
Faction: House Hightower
Fealty: The Reach
Status Rank: Major Lord
Occupation: Lord of Hightower and Oldtown
Wealth: Opulent
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Description

This man stands at a decently generous height; somewhat above average, but not overly so. He has an average build and bearing, with strong features. His facial structure is rounded, but with a well-defined jawline. Thin lips rest beneath a prominent — without being overly so — nose. There is a nearly constant furrow to his brow, sometimes casting ice-blue eyes into shadow. His hair is a dark ginger that seems to cascade wildly down his face and matches his well-maintained goatee. A few scars linger on his skin, and his hands are rough, obvious from heavy use of a weapon.

Biography

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House Hightower
"We Light The Way"

Son of Marak Hightower (62 - ) & Dorthy Redwyne (73 - ). Eldest brother of Lynette (Hightower) Beesbury (b. 92) who's married to Alan Beesbury (b.92). Marak Hightower was the eldest brother of Otto Hightower (b.64) who resides in King's Landing as the Hand of the King. Otto is married to Arenna Florent (b. 65) and together they have four children, Ormund's cousins, Otho III Hightower (b.84), Septon Barris II (b. 86), Queen Alicent (Hightower) Targaryen (b. 84), and Gwayne Hightower (b. 90). Having a Hightower as the Queen has brought great prosperity to the Hightowers. It has also put the Hightowers in the thick of the civil unrest between the Greens and the Blacks. For Ormund blood is thick and the Andal Law of the Eldest Son inherits is important and that puts him firmly in his cousin's camp for the Greens.

In 108, Ormund married Juleen Lannister. Ormund respected Juleen more than he loved her. But she gave four children and in them, he learned what love is. A father shouldn't have favourites, alas Ormund finds himself often favouring his third born, his first son and the Heir of Hightower and Oldtown. He knew his daughters would leave to start families of their own, so while he loves them dearly, this is something he always prepared himself for. The youngest, his second son, Martyn, it was his birth that took Juleen from them, and though he tries to fight it, he is ashamed that he resents the boy some, that he looks like his mother more than a Hightower only adds salt to the wound. So it is a secret fact that Lyonel is his pride and joy. They have been quite inseparable since Juleen's death.

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Marak & Dorthy (Redwyne) Hightower

Marak & Dorthy (Redwyne) Hightower

Parents

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Lynette Beesburty

Lynette Beesburty

Estranged Sister

Lynette and Ormund were actually rather close when they were children. But as life sometimes does, when Lynette was married to Alan Beesbury, there was a distance that quickly grew between the siblings. Truly since they moved to King's Landing Ormund has barely seen or heard from his sister. He was made aware of the secret family scandals that were happening around her, but he couldn't do anything about that. Those secrets are the fuel behind the rift and feud now between them. Lynette does not like Eiris for her own reasons and Ormund doesn't like the was Lynette treats hEiris so they are now completely estranged.

Juleen Lannister

Juleen Lannister

Late Wife

In 108, Ormund married Juleen Lannister. Ormund respected Juleen more than he loved her. But she gave four children and in them, he learned what love is.

Arana (Hightower) Lydden

Arana (Hightower) Lydden

Daughter

Ormund and Juleen's firstborn child, and their first daughter. Arana was born in 109 A.C., almost a perfect 9 months after the wedding night. As a child, Arana always tended to try a touch too hard to take after her mother. Sometimes even going into touches of cruelty because she thought that's what Lannisters did. Ormund took her to task for those misdeeds and while it strained their relationship further, she became someone that Ormund could be proud of. She was betrothed to Cyril Lydden and was married in 123 A.C. to him.

Cyril Lydden

Cyril Lydden

Son-In-Law

Cyril (b. 91) is the Heir of House Lydden in the Westerlands. He lost his wife in childbed, something Ormund sympathizes with. He was also a cousin of Juleen and a family friend. Ormund believes the match is a very good one and he has a lot of respect for Cyril. He is a good man and he will be able to maintain the fashion in which she is accustomed and also hopefully be able to manage that vicious lioness streak.

Lynesse Hightower

Lynesse Hightower

Daughter

Ormund and Juleen's second child and second daughter. Lynesse was born in 112 and is quite the spitting image of her cousin, once removed, Queen Alicent as a child. This has gained her quite the popularity. Lyneese was six when she lost her mother, it affected her greatly and became quite the morose child. The only thing that could console her was her newborn brother Martyn. She would carry him around, under the watchful eye of the household and he became like a doll for her.

Lyonel Hightower

Lyonel Hightower

Son & Heir

Ormund and Juleen's third child, and their first son. The future Lord Hightower! Lyonel is Ormund's favourite though he does try not to make it too apparent. He was born in 117 A.C. and has been Ormund's pride and joy ever since. Lyonel is with him quite a lot of the time, learning what it takes and means to be a powerful nobleman.

Martyn Hightower

Martyn Hightower

Son

Martyn is Ormund and Juleen's fourth and last child and son. There is a shameful schism between Ormund and his youngest. He was a difficult pregnancy that ended the life of Ormund's wife in 118 A.C. and despite himself, Ormund can't entirely forget that fact when he looks on Martyn. He is not cruel or even unkind to the boy. Just a distance in the bond of father and son. Since he is so young, Ormund allows the household to attend mostly to Martyn. Ormund has noticed that this has also caused a bond between him and his older sister, Lynesse.

Eiris Hunt

Eiris Hunt

Companion

Just as winter was breaking in 120 Ormund went on a hunt and as his Master-of-the-Hunt was off with another member of the family, Eiris Flowers, his bastard daughter offered to help him with the locating of the Monster Boar everyone was after. During the trapping, there was an accident, an avalanche. It killed his men and greatly injured Ormund. Eiris survived as she was on a horse at a range with her bow. It is because of her that Ormund is alive and he lauds her greatly for it and they have become close companions since the horror brought them together. Ormund put in a great lean of support to his cousin and she in turn leaned in on her husband the King and in 123 the King accepted and authorized Asten's request for Legitimacy and Eiris Flowers became Eiris Hunt.

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