Tower of the Hand

Book 2, Chapter 19.
Sansa meets Dontos Hollard in the godswood. He promises to take her home.
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Sansa ponders a note she has received, which reads, "Come to the godswood tonight, if you want to go home." She decides not to go, as she sees that Ser Preston is guarding the bridge and knows he will not let her pass. Later that night, she is awoken by shouts and yelling. When she looks out to the bridge again, she sees that Ser Preston is gone, so she gets dressed and goes out. On her way, she sees Ser Preston and three other Kingsguard1 getting Joffrey into his armor as he calls for his crossbow. They do not see her. When she arrives at the godswood, she meets the author of the note, Dontos.2 Dontos says he feels indebted to her and will get her out of the castle. He says that it will take time to make the preparations and that she should come to the godswood often in the meantime as it is the only safe place to meet. On her way back to her rooms, Sansa runs into Sandor, who is drunk. After mocking her a bit, he says he will take her back to her chambers. Ser Boros is on the bridge when they get there. He tells them that some commoners learned of the preparations for Tyrek's wedding feast and came to the gates demanding food. Joffrey drove them off. As they continue to walk, Sandor mocks Sansa more and asks for a song. She says she will sing him one someday, and he says that he knows she is lying. He goes on to say that the castle is full of liars, all of them better than her.


Active Houses

  1. House Clegane - Sandor and Gregor's grandfather was kennelmaster at Casterly Rock. One day, he saved Lord Tytos Lannister from a lion and lost a leg in the effort. As a reward, Lord Tytos gave him lands and a towerhouse and took his son to squire. The three dogs on the Clegane banner represent the dogs that were killed driving off the lion.


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