Tycho Nestoris

From A Wiki of Ice and Fire
Jump to: navigation, search
Braavos.svgTycho NestorisIron Bank.svg
Mustamirri Tycho Nestoris.jpg
Tycho Nestoris - © Mustamirri

Alias Lord Tycho[1]
Allegiance Iron Bank of Braavos
Culture Braavosi
Born Braavos[2]

Played by Mark Gatiss
TV series Game of Thrones:
Season 4 | 5 | 7

Tycho Nestoris is a representative of the Iron Bank of Braavos. In the television adaptation Game of Thrones he is portrayed by Mark Gatiss.

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Tycho Nestoris

Tycho is tall, thin, and gaunt.[1] He has a narrow face with dark eyes, and a long, thin beard, which almost reaches his waist.[1][3]

Tycho wears a brimless three-tiered hat of purple felt, robes of a sober purple trimmed with ermine, and a high stiff collar.[1][3].

Cultured and courteous, the banker speaks the Common Tongue fluently with only a faint accent.[1]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Tycho is sent to the Wall to negotiate payment of the debt of the Iron Throne with King Stannis Baratheon. He comes to Eastwatch-by-the-Sea with three ships, and then travels to Castle Black with Queen Selyse. Jon Snow negotiates with him for a loan to purchase food for the winter, and the use of his ships for a voyage. The Night's Watch provides Tycho with guides to reach Stannis, who has left Castle Black.[1]

Tycho travels to Deepwood Motte, where he pays Lady Sybelle Glover a ransom for six ironmen: Tristifer Botley, Fingers, Grimtongue, Qarl the Maid, Rook, and Roggon Rustbeard. The ironborn escort Tycho as he goes through the snow toward Winterfell, looking for Stannis. The king is not there, but Tycho finds Mors Umber outside the gates with some green boys. He takes Theon Greyjoy and Jeyne Poole, who were with Mors Umber after their escape from Winterfell. After three days they arrive at Stannis's camp in a crofters' village.[3]

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.

Tycho is brought before Stannis, and the two sign an agreement, with Stannis acknowledging the Iron Throne's debt to the Iron Bank and Tycho agreeing to loans to Stannis. Stannis has Ser Justin Massey escort Tycho and "Arya Stark" back to the Wall. Afterwards, Justin is to accompany Tycho back to Braavos.[4]


We who serve the Iron Bank face death full as often as you who serve the Iron Throne.[1]

—Tycho to Jon Snow

I have the honor to be Tycho Nestoris, a humble servant of the Iron Bank of Braavos.[3]

—Tycho to Clayton Suggs