Tower of the Hand

Book 3, Chapter 22.
Cleos is killed by brigands, and Brienne and Jaime are captured by the Brave Companions. Vargo Hoat orders his men to chop off Jaime's right hand.
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Brienne, Jaime, and Cleos arrive at Maidenpool. The castle still flies the standard of House Mooton, but much of the town is destroyed. They turn towards Duskendale. A little ways along the road, they are ambushed by archers. Cleos is hit and gets dragged along the ground by his horse. Jaime charges the archers followed by Brienne, and they run away. Jaime and Brienne find Cleos dead; he has an arrow in his arm and another in his chest, but it was having his head banged against the ground that killed him. Jaime asked to be released and armed with Cleos's sword, but Brienne refuses. He finally gets fed up, pulls Cleos's sword, and lunges at Brienne. They fight for a good while, but Brienne finally gets the better of him. She is trying to make him yield when they are surrounded by riders. It is a band of the Brave Companions, including Rorge and Timeon. Urswyck is in command. He informs Jaime that Vargo has been promised Harrenhal and fights for the Starks now. Jaime tells him that Brienne is worth a good ransom to spare her from rapes. They are taken to Vargo, who is at a pillaged sept. He tells Jaime that he means to send a message. Shagwell knocks him to the ground and a Dothraki1 cuts off his right hand.



  1. Maidenpool - Maidenpool is the site of the pool where Florian first met Jonquil according to legend.


Warning: Footnotes may contain spoilers from later chapters or books.


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