|Born||In or between 270 AC and 276 AC|
|Book(s)|| A Game of Thrones (Mentioned)|
A Clash of Kings (Mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Willas Tyrell
Willas Tyrell was born the eldest son Lord Mace Tyrell and Lady Alerie Hightower, heir to Highgarden. During his first tourney, he was competing against Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne, who knocked Willas from his horse. Unfortunately, his foot caught in his stirrup as he fell, and he pulled his horse on top of him, crushing his leg and leaving him a cripple.
Though the incident fanned the flames of the considerable enmity between Houses Tyrell and Martell, Willas bore Oberyn no personal ill will and the two long remained in correspondence, sharing a passion for horseflesh. Ever since his accident, Willas has occupied himself with scholarly studies. He is regarded as a much more capable leader than his father. His grandmother despite having a low opinion of her son has a very high opinion of her grandson Willas.
A Storm of Swords
Olenna Redwyne plots to have Sansa Stark married to Willas. Sansa readily accepts the offer, but it is foiled after she reveals the the plot to Dontos in the godswood. Tywin Lannister learns of the plot from Petyr Baelish and hastily marries Sansa to his son Tyrion. Tywin offers Cersei Lannister to be married to Willas, which would quieten rumours of her incest with Jaime, but the Tyrells refuse the offer.
A Feast for Crows
After the Battle of the Shield Islands, Willas reportedly sent messengers to Lord Leyton Hightower ordering him to strengthen his defences in Oldtown. Willas also guessed (correctly) that the Ironborn did not follow the coast when attacking the shields so the ambush would take the lords of the shields off guard.
Quotes about Willas
|“||Not the least bit oafish.||”|
|“||The Fat Flower thrust him into a tourneys at too tender an age, just as he did the other two. He want another Leo Longthorn, and made himself a cripple. ||”|
References and Notes
- ↑ See the Willas Tyrell calculation.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 16, Sansa.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 6, Sansa.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 28, Sansa.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 32, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 32, Cersei.