Tower of the Hand

Book 2, Chapter 58.
Sansa goes to Maegor's Holdfast to attend a banquet Cersei is holding during the battle with Stannis.
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Sansa listens to the singing in the sept. They have been singing prayers all morning, since Stannis's sails appeared. She is in the yard watching Joffrey arm for battle with Ser Meryn's help. Tyrion, flanked by Ser Mandon, sees her and speaks to her briefly before Joffrey calls her to him. He shows her his new sword, Hearteater, which has a ruby pommel cut in the shape of a heart set between a lion's jaws, and has her kiss the blade. He then rides off to take command of the three whores, flanked by Ser Meryn and Ser Osmund, with Tyrion and Ser Mandon following to the rear. Sansa goes to the sept and sings with the others for a while, but leaves as the septon prepares to ask the gods to bless Joffrey. Outside, she can just make out the sounds of battle over the singing. She makes her way to Maegor's Holdfast, where Cersei is hosting all the noblewomen of the city. She sees Lady Tanda and her daughters on their way in. Falyse has just arrived with a small troop of soldiers from Castle Stokeworth. Lollys, leaning on Shae, is balking at going onto the bridge. She finally has to be dragged. Sansa goes to the Queen's Ballroom, and notices Ser Ilyn there. She asks Osfryd, now the captain of the queen's new guard, which is composed of sellswords, why he is there, and the sellsword says the queen thinks he will be needed. Cersei arrives and the banquet begins.


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