Danelle Lothston, by scrapchap ©
|Title||Lady of Harrenhal|
|Died||In 221–233 AC|
Appearance and Character
Danelle had long red hair. She wore tight-fitting black armor. Allegedly, she was a magic practitioner. After her time, misbehaving children were told a story that on moonless nights, giant bats would fly from Harrenhal and take the bad children back to Mad Danelle for her cookpots. Other stories were told about mad Lady Lothston bathing in blood, and presiding over feasts of human flesh.
When Lord Brynden Rivers, the Hand of the King to Aerys I Targaryen, marched on Whitewalls to quash the Second Blackfyre Rebellion, Lady Danelle was among the riverlords who came in support, marching in great strength. She led her men herself, wearing black armor.
A Clash of Kings
According to Gendry, the old blacksmith Ben Blackthumb served the Whents, as well as the last Lord Lothston before them. Gendry probably errs, as the last Lothston to hold Harrenhal was Lady Danelle.
A Feast for Crows
Brienne of Tarth carries a Lothston shield taken from Harrenhal, and is told by Ser Illifer the Penniless that his great-great grandfather took part in the destruction of Lady Danelle and the last of the Lothston line. To have the shield repainted, Brienne gives the shield to the sister of the captain of the guards at Duskendale, who tells Brienne her mother would frighten her with tales of Mad Danelle.
—thoughts of Duncan the Tall
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 4, Brienne I.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 9, Brienne II.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.
- The Mystery Knight.
- George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Danelle Lothston.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Riverlands: The Lords of Harrenhal.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 47, Arya IX.