Tower of the Hand

Book 3, Chapter 3.
For releasing Jaime, Catelyn is confined to her father's quarters until Edmure returns.
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Ser Desmond and Utherydes meet with Catelyn and try to decide what must be done with her. They do not want to put her in chains, but they decide she must be confined to a cell until Edmure returns. She suggests her father's chambers instead so she can comfort him in his final days, and they consent. Lord Hoster is sleeping when Catelyn arrives in his chambers. He wakes up when she speaks and calls her Tansy, not knowing who she is. Catelyn asks who Tansy is, and Hoster answers that she will have many trueborn sons.1 Maester Vyman comes in to put him back to sleep. Catelyn asks if he knows any Tansy, but he does not. That evening, he returns with a meal and word that Utherydes is quite sure that no one named Tansy has ever worked at the castle. Catelyn had noticed the arrival of a raven earlier and asks what news it brought. Maester Vyman tells her it is from Robb. He took a wound storming the Crag, but it is not serious. Catelyn puzzles on what her father said and concludes that Lysa must have lost a child before Lord Hoster made Lord Jon marry her as his price for adding his strength to Robert's Rebellion. She writes a letter to Lysa urging her to come or at least send a letter and gives it to the maester. Later that day, a commotion outside heralds Edmure's return. Two hours later, he comes to her. He informs her of Stannis's defeat and berates her for freeing Jaime. He tells her that he has sent ravens off to Lord Roose at Harrenhal telling him to be on guard and offered a thousand gold dragons for his recapture. Catelyn, lost in her grief anew tells him to leave.



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1.  Prologue 29.  Sansa III 57.  Bran IV
2.  Jaime I 30.  Arya V 58.  Daenerys V
3.  Catelyn I 31.  Jon IV 59.  Tyrion VII
4.  Arya I 32.  Jaime IV 60.  Sansa IV
5.  Tyrion I 33.  Tyrion IV 61.  Tyrion VIII
6.  Davos I 34.  Samwell II 62.  Sansa V
7.  Sansa I 35.  Arya VI 63.  Jaime VII
8.  Jon I 36.  Catelyn IV 64.  Davos VI
9.  Daenerys I 37.  Davos IV 65.  Jon VIII
10.  Bran I 38.  Jaime V 66.  Arya XII
11.  Davos II 39.  Tyrion V 67.  Tyrion IX
12.  Jaime II 40.  Arya VII 68.  Jaime VIII
13.  Tyrion II 41.  Bran III 69.  Sansa VI
14.  Arya II 42.  Jon V 70.  Jon IX
15.  Catelyn II 43.  Daenerys IV 71.  Tyrion X
16.  Jon II 44.  Arya VIII 72.  Daenerys VI
17.  Sansa II 45.  Jaime VI 73.  Jaime IX
18.  Arya III 46.  Catelyn V 74.  Jon X
19.  Samwell I 47.  Samwell III 75.  Arya XIII
20.  Tyrion III 48.  Arya IX 76.  Samwell IV
21.  Catelyn III 49.  Jon VI 77.  Jon XI
22.  Jaime III 50.  Catelyn VI 78.  Tyrion XI
23.  Arya IV 51.  Arya X 79.  Samwell V
24.  Daenerys II 52.  Catelyn VII 80.  Jon XII
25.  Bran II 53.  Arya XI 81.  Sansa VII
26.  Davos III 54.  Tyrion VI 82.  Epilogue
27.  Jon III 55.  Davos V
28.  Daenerys III 56.  Jon VII