The Tower of the Hand is a location within the Red Keep in King's Landing. It serves as the residence of the Hand of the King and his household. Among other rooms, it contains a dining room, the Hand's study, the Hand's bed chamber and connecting corridors and stairways.
Behind the scenesEdit
In the audio commentary track for The North Remembers, D.B. Weiss revealed that falcons representing House Arryn on the wall still remain since neither Ned Stark nor Tyrion Lannister have had time to redecorate after Jon Arryn's death.
In the booksEdit
In "A Feast for Crows", following the death of Tywin Lannister, Cersei orders the Tower of the Hand burned to the ground by wildfire, because she cannot bear its look, keeping in mind that her father dies inside it, a whore in his bed (she also hope the fire may smoke a few rats from the rubble, like Tyrion and Varys). Jaime objects, fearing that the fire will spread beyond the tower, but Cersei insists. She is angered by Jaime's comment "Now you sound like Aerys".
The burning of the tower is peformed right after the wedding of Tommen and Margaery. The guests watch in awe how the tower is burnt, as if it is a fireworks display. Since everyone knows about Cersei's plan in advance, no one is harmed by the destruction of the building.
In "A Dance with Dragons", Cersei tells Kevan that Mace Tyrell seeks to rebuild the Tower. Kevan comments that the new tower will be twice as tall as the one Cersei burned. Cersei laughs "Long lances, tall towers… is Lord Tyrell hinting at something?”.
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