Tower of the Hand

Book 2, Chapter 68.
Tyrion recovers from the serious injuries he sustained in the battle.
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Tyrion dreams of the aftermath of the battle and corpses while lying among the wounded. He wakes up some time later in a soft bed, but is soon asleep again. When he wakes next, he feels bandages where his mouth should be. Podrick is there and fetches Maester Ballabar, who puts Tyrion back to sleep. He dreams again, this time of a victory feast, before he wakes once more. After a brief struggle to get out of bed, he falls asleep and dreams of Tysha and the little cottage they shared while married. When he wakes again, Ballabar is there and prepares to put him back to sleep. Tyrion grabs the maester's chain and chokes him to make him stop. He orders the maester to take the bandages off, and he complies after a threat of more choking. The wound underneath appears clean. Ballabar explains that Tyrion's wounds were filthy when they found him in the cellar and that he had a broken rib and an arrow wound at the shoulder joint that had mortified. He almost lost the limb, but they were able to treat it with boiling wine and maggots. Tyrion tells the maester to bring a looking glass. He sees that the cut starts just below his left eye and took three-quarters of his nose and part of his lip. He asks where he is, and Ballabar answers that he is in a chamber above the Queen's Ballroom; Cersei wanted to be able to watch over him personally. Tyrion believes that she wanted him to succumb to his wounds. He wants to return to his chambers and is shocked to learn that Lord Tywin is in the city and has taken the position of Hand. He tells Ballabar to bring Podrick. Tyrion tells Podrick to send Ballabar away and have Frenken make him some dreamwine. He tells the lad to bring Bronn too, who Podrick tells him has been knighted.


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  1. Ballabar - He is plump with a brown fringe of beard.


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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