Tower of the Hand

Book 2, Chapter 2.
Arya travels north with Yoren and a bunch of recruits bound for the Wall.
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After Yoren pulled Arya into the alley,1 he shaved her head and informed her she would be known as Arry the orphan and pretend she is a boy. She is now on the road north with Yoren and thirty recruits for the Night's Watch culled mostly from the dungeons.2 The worst of them are three criminals that are kept in one of the wagons in chains; one of them has no nose, and another is fat and bald with pointed teeth and weeping sores on his cheeks.3 There are also wagons full of supplies for the Watch. Yoren plans to take Arya back to Winterfell on his way to the Wall. There are two orphan boys from the streets, a former dyer's apprentice and thief named Lommy Greenhands and the son of a baker nicknamed Hot Pie, who tease Arya and call her Lumpyhead. One day, Lommy and Hot Pie taunt Arya about Needle and threaten to hurt her if she does not give it to them, even after the Bull, an older and stronger boy that was given that name by the other boys because of the bull's head helmet he always carries,4 tells them to back off, so Arya attacks them with her wooden practice sword and beats Hot Pie mercilessly until Yoren breaks it up. He takes her aside and whacks her with the wooden sword three times and tells her to behave. He also tells her that a man had come to him with a boy,4 some gold, and a promise that Eddard would be joining the Watch too.5 Arya realizes that her father was supposed to live, but Joffrey killed him anyway. After the incident, the orphan boys avoid her.


Active Characters

  1. Hot Pie - He is fat with straw-colored hair.
  2. Lommy Greenhands - His arms are mottled green up to his elbows.


Warning: Footnotes may contain spoilers from later chapters or books.


1.  Prologue 25.  Theon II 49.  Daenerys IV
2.  Arya I 26.  Tyrion VI 50.  Tyrion XI
3.  Sansa I 27.  Arya VI 51.  Theon IV
4.  Tyrion I 28.  Daenerys II 52.  Jon VI
5.  Bran I 29.  Bran IV 53.  Sansa IV
6.  Arya II 30.  Tyrion VII 54.  Jon VII
7.  Jon I 31.  Arya VII 55.  Tyrion XII
8.  Catelyn I 32.  Catelyn III 56.  Catelyn VII
9.  Tyrion II 33.  Sansa III 57.  Theon V
10.  Arya III 34.  Catelyn IV 58.  Sansa V
11.  Davos I 35.  Jon IV 59.  Davos III
12.  Theon I 36.  Bran V 60.  Tyrion XIII
13.  Daenerys I 37.  Tyrion VIII 61.  Sansa VI
14.  Jon II 38.  Theon III 62.  Tyrion XIV
15.  Arya IV 39.  Arya VIII 63.  Sansa VII
16.  Tyrion III 40.  Catelyn V 64.  Daenerys V
17.  Bran II 41.  Daenerys III 65.  Arya X
18.  Tyrion IV 42.  Tyrion IX 66.  Sansa VIII
19.  Sansa II 43.  Davos II 67.  Theon VI
20.  Arya V 44.  Jon V 68.  Tyrion XV
21.  Tyrion V 45.  Tyrion X 69.  Jon VIII
22.  Bran III 46.  Catelyn VI 70.  Bran VII
23.  Catelyn II 47.  Bran VI
24.  Jon III 48.  Arya IX