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City state, one of the Free Cities
|Location||Essos, Free Cities, Stepstones|
|Founded||Approx 1,000 years ago|
Tyrosh is a harbor city and 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, 130AC, 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.
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. Ser Kevan Lannister had warned Ser Jaime Lannister not to trust him. 
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
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.
Upon entering the Stinking Goose Brienne notes that the only drinkers there are three Tyroshi seamen in a corner, growling at each other through green and purple beards. In the Happy Port Samwell Tarly sees a Tyroshi sailor passed out in a corner, snoring into his huge scarlet beard.
As punishment, Garin is to spend the next two years in Tyrosh.
The captain of the Huntress tells Samwell Tarly that the ironmen had managed to capture a Tyroshi merchantman in the Redwyne Straits. They killed the ship's crew and disguised themselves as Tyroshi sailors intending to sneak into Oldtown. However their plot was foiled when the Lady of the Tower's oarsmaster hailed the ironmen in the Tyrohi language and they could not reply to his greeting.
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.