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Alias Florian the Fool
Book(s) The Hedge Knight (Mentioned)
A Game of Thrones (Mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (Mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)
The World of Ice and Fire (Mentioned)

Florian, better known as Florian the Fool, is the main character of a tale about falling in love with a maiden named Jonquil. He's one of the many legendary heroes of the Riverlands.[1]



Florian was a great fool and a great knight. His armour was made of motley.[2] According to story, he was homely.[3] He bore a famous sword.[4]

According to legend, Florian first spied Jonquil bathing in a pool that is located in the town of Maidenpool.[5]


There are songs about Florian and Jonquil, Six Maids in a Pool may be one of them. The songs are Sansa Stark's very favourites.[3]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Ser Dontos Hollard claims to be Florian in his promise to get Sansa Stark out of King's Landing.[3]

There is an as yet untitled famous song about Florian and Jonquil. Sansa Stark knows it. She offers to sing the song to Sandor Clegane but he declines it at first.[3] During the Battle of the Blackwater he comes for the song, but Sansa sings him the Mother’s instead.

A Feast for Crows

Early on in her quest to find Sansa Stark, Brienne remembers that when she was a child her nurse had filled her ears with tales of valour, regaling her with the noble exploits of many champions, among them Florian the Fool.[4]

A Dance with Dragons

Aboard the Selaesori Qhoran Tyrion Lannister mocks Ser Jorah's plan to get back into Daenerys Targaryen’s good graces by presenting her with Tyrion,

You think Daenerys will execute me and pardon you, but the reverse is just as likely. Maybe you should hop up on that pig, Ser Jorah. Put on a suit of iron motley, like Florian the –

Ser Jorah cracks Tyrion's head around and knocks him sideways before he can finish.


Jonquil: You are no knight, I know you. You are Florian the Fool.
Florian: I am, my lady, As great a fool as ever lived, and as great a knight as well.
Jonquil: A fool and a knight? I have never heard of such a thing.
Florian: Sweet lady, all men are fools, and all men are knights, where women are concerned.[2]
– puppeteers playing Jonquil and Florian, at the Ashford Tourney

Sweet lady, I would be your Florian.[3]
Dontos Hollard, to Sansa Stark

Florian and Jonquil? A fool and his cunt. Spare me.[3]
Sandor Clegane, to Sansa Stark

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