|The title of this article is conjecture based on information revealed in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels or related material and may be subject to change.
- "Even without records, we have more than enough reason to believe that the Citadel began as a court of scholars and priests. Assembled by a second son of House Hightower. When he died, his elder brother raised the Citadel so that wise men would always have a home in Westeros and could continue the enquiries and debates that had given such joy to his younger brother."
When Urrigon's brother Peremore died, Urrigon supposedly granted the area that would become the Citadel to serve as a home to the scholars and priests that Peremore had surrounded himself with. It is believed that the learned men were precursors of the Order of Maesters.
In the books
In The World of Ice & Fire, Urrigon Hightower's story is the same.