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|Alias||Garlan the Gallant|
|Title||Lord of Brightwater Keep|
|Allegiance||House Tyrell of Brightwater Keep|
|Spouse||Lady Leonette Fossoway|
|Book(s)|| A Clash of Kings (Appears)|
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Appears)
|Two golden roses on green|
Ser Garlan Tyrell, better known as Garlan the Gallant, is the second son of Lord Mace Tyrell and Lady Alerie Hightower. His personal coat of arms is two golden roses on green, to denote his status as second son.
Appearance and Character
Garlan is similar in appearance to his younger brother, Ser Loras Tyrell, but he is taller, more broadly built, and has a beard. Garlan is five years older than Loras. He is an exceptionally skilled swordsman, preferring to train against three or four swordsmen, so as to better prepare himself for actual battle, but his lack of interest in gaining glory makes him less famous than Loras.
Garlan was plump in his youth. His elder brother, Willas, shrewdly dubbed him the Gallant to save him from the indignity that befell an uncle, nicknamed Garth the Gross. He is married to Lady Leonette of House Fossoway.
A Clash of Kings
Ser Garlan takes part in the Battle of the Blackwater, playing the part of Renly Baratheon by dressing in his armor, to scare the ignorant men-at-arms among Stannis Baratheon's army. He leads the Tyrell-Lannister army's vanguard and slays his opposite number, Ser Guyard Morrigen, in single combat.
A Storm of Swords
Garlan speaks and dances with Sansa Stark during her wedding to Tyrion Lannister. He tries to assuage Sansa's fears about marrying Tyrion, despite the fact that most of the Tyrells are avoiding any interaction with Sansa in the wake of their attempts to marry Sansa off to Willas Tyrell having been foiled. He remarks that Tyrion is a "bigger man than he seems" and states that she would be happier with him than Loras, which implies that he knows of his brother's preferred sexual orientation.
Later, Garlan and his wife, Leonette Fossoway, attend the wedding of his sister, Margaery Tyrell, and King Joffrey Baratheon. While there, he speaks to Tyrion, praising his plans which helped save King's Landing from Stannis Baratheon's forces, and tells Tyrion that he is "made to do great deeds". He also rebukes Joffrey for publicly shaming Tyrion and destroying Tyrion's wedding gift, Lives of Four Kings. Garlan unsuccessfully tries to save the boy king when he chokes to death.
A Feast for Crows
From King's Landing, Garlan brings half of the Tyrell strength back to the Reach to press his claim on Brightwater Keep, which is held by Ser Colin Florent. He is preparing to take Brightwater when news of the ironborn's conquest of the Shield Islands reaches him. He begins to gather men from across the Reach to retake the islands.
References and Notes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa.
- ↑ The Citadel: Heraldry - Personal Arms
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 6, Sansa.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 28, Sansa.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 67, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 62, Sansa.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 60, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 67, Jaime.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 12, Cersei.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 32, Cersei.