Alester Florent

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Alester Florent
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Title Hand of the King
Lord of Brightwater Keep
Allegiance House Florent
Born At Brightwater Keep[1]
Died In 300AC, at Dragonstone
Spouse Melara Crane
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)
Melisandre burns Alester Florent alive in order to obtain favorable winds for the expedition to the North - by Dejan Delic ©

Alester Florent is the Lord of Brightwater Keep and is the head of the House Florent. He is married to Melara Crane, is the brother of Ser Axell Florent, and is the uncle of Stannis Baratheon's wife, Selyse Florent. He is also Samwell Tarly's grandfather.


Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Alester Florent

Alester is old, thin and tall, with silver hair and a beard shaped in a spike surrounding a long and distinguished face.[2] He is considered rich, courtly and ambitious.[3]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

After following House Tyrell in supporting Renly Baratheon, Alester rallies his house and is the first of those who swore to Renly to go over to Stannis Baratheon's cause.[4] He is the first of the new lords to discard the Faith of the Seven and take up the worship of R'hllor.[3] After joining with Stannis, he briefly becomes Stannis's Hand of the King.[5]

A Storm of Swords

After Stannis's defeat at the Battle of the Blackwater, it is left to Queen Selyse and Lord Alester to rule in Stannis's name while the king broods. Alester is given the king's seal by Selyse, to speak in Stannis's name.[6] For their support of Stannis, the Florents are stripped of Brightwater Keep by the Iron Throne.[7]

Alester is imprisoned in Dragonstone after he attempts to make peace with House Lannister in hopes of having Brightwater returned to him.[2] His brother, Ser Axell Florent, denounces Alester as having betrayed Stannis.[8]

Ser Denys Mallister recalls that he once unhorsed both of Samwell Tarly's grandfathers in the same tourney.[9]

A Feast for Crows

Alester is reported to have been burned as a traitor.[10]

A Dance with Dragons

Davos Seaworth recalls that when Stannis decided to aid the Night's Watch at the Wall, Melisandre burned Alester alive in order to obtain favorable winds for their expedition to Eastwatch.[11]


Melara Crane
Rycherd Crane
Randyll Tarly
Leyton Hightower
Stannis Baratheon
Hosman Norcross
Samwell Tarly
Talla Tarly
Two Daughters
Dickon Tarly
Shireen Baratheon
Alester Norcross
Renly Norcross
Edric Storm

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