"Runcel Hightower tried to bequeath the Watch to his bastard."
Alliser Thorne[src]

Runcel Hightower was a Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.


When Runcel was Lord Commander, he tried to bequeath the Night's Watch to his bastard, and has since been remembered as one of the worst Lord Commanders in the history of the order.[1]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Runcel Hightower's story is the same.

See also


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Lord: Uncertain Heir: Uncertain
Seat: The Hightower, Oldtown Lands: The Reach
Title(s): Lord of the Hightower · Voice of Oldtown
Ancestors:Urrigon Hightower · Peremore Hightower · Lymond Hightower · Dorian Hightower · Runcel Hightower · Manfred Hightower
Current members:Leyton Hightower · Lynesse Hightower
Deceased members:Otto Hightower · Alicent Hightower · Gerold Hightower · Alerie Hightower
Overlord:Lord Bronn of the Blackwater
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