The Drunkard's Tower is one of the three remaining towers of Moat Cailin, the others being the Gatehouse Tower and the Children's Tower.
The Drunkard's Tower is so named because of its great lean. It stands in the bog where the south and west walls once met. The tower is covered in green moss.
A Game of Thrones
House Karstark takes the Drunkard's Tower as their seat when the northern host of Robb Stark stays at Moat Cailin.
A Dance with Dragons
During the siege of Moat Cailin, Ramsay Bolton sends Theon Greyjoy to offer the ironborn garrison of Moat Cailin food and safe passage if they surrender to House Bolton unarmed. Theon passes by the Drunkard's Tower to enter the Gatehouse Tower, where the majority of the garrison are. He discovers eighteen ironmen still hold the Drunkard's Tower.
The Drunkard's Tower, off in the bog where the south and west walls had once met, leaned like a man about to spew a bellyful of wine into the gutter.—thoughts of Catelyn Stark
The Drunkard's Tower leaned as if it were about to collapse, just as it had for half a thousand years.—thoughts of Theon Greyjoy
References and Notes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 55, Catelyn VIII.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 20, Reek II.