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City state, one of the Free Cities
|Location||Essos, Free Cities, Stepstones|
|Founded||Approx 1000 years ago|
Tyrosh is a harbor city, one of the Free Cities. It sits on an island to the north of the Stepstones, just off the coast of the Disputed Lands of Essos. The ruler of Tyrosh is called the Archon.
Tyrosh is far larger than the shadow city of Sunspear, being described as boisterous and loud. At the mouth of its harbor lies the Bleeding Tower. There is a fountain in Tyrosh called the Fountain of the Drunken God. There is a temple called the Temple of Trios with a big statue of the three headed Trios beside the temple’s doors.
They love bright colors, even coloring their hair brightly. Their inventors are known for creating ornate helmets and ingenious torture devices. Their dialect is a corrupted form of High Valyrian.
Slaves and sellswords are common in Tyrosh. It is renowned for its pear brandy, and Tyroshi armorsmiths can make fantastic helmets shaped like birds and animals, chased with precious metals
During the last years of Viserys I Targaryen and the Dance of the Dragons, Tyrosh was part of the Kingdom of the Three Daughters along with Lys and Myr. By Maiden's Day, 130 AL, the alliance began to tear itself apart.
The Band of Nine, a group of sellswords, pirates and merchants who had conquered the Disputed Lands, marched on Tyrosh and took it. They installed the wealthy merchant Alequo Adarys as a tyrant and then moved on. While the rest of the possessions of the Band of Nine were lost soon after the death of Maelys Blackfyre in the War of the Ninepenny Kings, Alequo managed to hold on for six more years before he too was removed from power.
When Daenerys was a girl she and her brother Viserys spent some time in Tyrosh when they were wandering from place to place.
A Game of Thrones
During the Battle of the Whispering Wood a Tyroshi sellsword leading Ser Forley Prester’s freeriders strikes his banners and goes over to Robb Stark. Kevan Lannister had warned Jaime not to trust him. 
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
Meanwhile in Dorne Prince Doran Martell reveals to his daughter Princess Arianne that at one point she was to have been sent to Tyrosh to serve as the Archon's cupbearer, where she could have met her betrothed in secret but that plan fell through when he was slain in Vaes Dothrak.
References and Notes
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Map of the Free Cities
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 3, Daenerys.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 35, Samwell
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 18, Catelyn.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 A Game of Thrones RPG and Resource Book, Guardians of Order
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 54, Daenerys.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 69 , Tyrion, p 765.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 13, The Soiled Knight
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei