Tower of the Hand

Book 3, Chapter 17.
Sansa is measured for a new gown.
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A seamstress takes Sansa's measurements for a new gown. She is surprised to learn that Cersei has ordered it made. Her days have been better since she has begun spending them with Margaery and her ladies. Lady Leonette has been instructing her on playing the high harp, Lady Janna gives her choice gossip, Meredyth is always ready with a funny story, and Lady Alysanne reminds her of Arya. She has become closest, however, to Megga, Alla, and Elinor, who are now constant companions with whom she does needlework, plays at tiles, and worships in the sept. Elinor is the leader by virtue of being a flowered woman, and she is also betrothed to Alyn Ambrose, a squire and son of Lord Arthur Ambrose who distinguished himself in the battle against Stannis. Sansa thinks all three are children though, with heads full of chivalry and no real knowledge of war or death. She spends some time with Margaery too, and grows fond of the idea of having her as a sister. She warns Margaery again how terrible Joffrey is, but Margaery is unconcerned with her brother on the Kingsguard to shelter her as Prince Aemon sheltered Naerys from their brother and her husband, Aegon IV. Sansa is not so sure and thinks that Loras may end up killing the king and starting a war between Tyrell and Lannister. Sansa tells Dontos about her pending betrothal to Willas and that she no longer needs his help to escape. Dontos is not happy about this at all and responds that the Tyrells love her no more than the Lannisters and only want her claim as heir to Winterfell. As the measuring continues, Sansa's thoughts return to her new gown and how she cannot wait to wear it.


  1. Appearing: Sansa Stark

Active Characters

  1. Alyn Ambrose - A squire and son of Lord Arthur Ambrose. He is promised to Elinor Tyrell. He fought in the battle against Stannis at King's Landing.
  2. Elinor Tyrell - She is promised to Alyn Ambrose.


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