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Garlan Tyrell by cloudninja9©
|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|
Lord 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 brother Ser Loras Tyrell, but he is taller, more broadly built and has a beard. He is five years older than Ser 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 his younger brother, Ser Loras.
Garlan was plump in his youth. His elder brother Willas 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. He is raised to Lord of Brightwater Keep, the former seat of House Florent, after the battle.
A Storm of Swords
Ser 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.
Later, he and his wife Leonette Fossoway attend the wedding of his sister Margaery Tyrell and King Joffrey I. While there, he speaks to Tyrion Lannister, praising Tyrion's plans which helped save King's Landing from Stannis Baratheon's forces, and telling him that he "made to do great deeds". He also rebukes Joffrey for publicly shaming Tyrion and destroying Tyrion's wedding gift, a rare book.
A Feast for Crows
References and Notes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa.
- ↑ The Citadel: Heraldry - Personal Arms
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 6, Sansa.
- ↑ 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 67, Jaime.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 32, Cersei.