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Fortress, Regional Capitol
Highgarden - by Feliche©.
|Location||The Reach, Westeros|
|Government||House Tyrell , Feudal Lord.|
|Religion||Faith of the Seven|
Highgarden is the seat of House Tyrell, regional capital of the Reach and the heart of chivalry in the Seven Kingdoms. It lies on the Mander and there the Ocean Road meets the Roseroad, making it an important crossroads.
Mace Tyrell is the Lord of Highgarden. The castle's household includes Lord Seneschal Garth Tyrell, Maester Lomys, the captain of the guard Igon Vyrwel, the master-at-arms Ser Vortimer Crane, and the fool Butterbumps.
The tiered-walled castle has groves and fountains, shady courtyards, and marble colonnades. It is filled with singers, pipers, fiddlers and harpers. The stables have a fine selection of horseflesh, and there are pleasure boats to sail along the Mander.
There are fields of golden roses that stretch as far as the eye can see. Fruits grown nearby include melons, peaches, and fireplums.
Highgarden was once the seat of House Gardener, until Aegon the Conqueror defeated King Mern IX Gardener and his host on the Field of Fire, ending their line. When Aegon then marched his host to Highgarden, its steward, Harlen Tyrell, surrendered the castle. For this, Aegon granted him the castle and gave House Tyrell dominion over the Reach. However, other houses, such as the Florents, Rowans, and Oakhearts, also claim blood ties to the Gardeners and covet Highgarden.
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
Renly marries Margaery Tyrell and proclaims himself king with the support of House Tyrell. After the death of Renly, the Tyrells do not follow Stannis Baratheon. Petyr Baelish negotiates an alliance between the Tyrells and the Lannisters, with Margaery agreeing to marry King Joffrey Baratheon.
A Storm of Swords
After having caused famine in King's Landing by closing the roseroad while supporting Renly, the Tyrells send carts of food from Higharden to the royal capital and are thus beloved by the Kingslanders. Many of the Tyrells travel to King's Landing, but Willas Tyrell, the heir of Lord Mace, remains at Highgarden.
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons
Laswell Peake tells Aegon Targaryen that the power of Highgarden may not be what Lord Mace Tyrell imagines, as some members of the Golden Company still have friends in the Reach. Since the Tyrells are occupied with the ironborn and politics in King's Landing, Obara Sand wants the Dornishmen to attack the Reach.
References and Notes
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Map of the South
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
- ↑ "Highgarden" entry in A World of Ice and Fire
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 6, Sansa.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 4, Eddard.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 49, Eddard.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 60, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 4, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 32, Cersei.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 24, The Lost Lord (Griff I).
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 38, The Watcher (Areo I)).