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| Place_of_Death = [[Dragonstone]]
 
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| Date_of_Death = {{date|300}}
 
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| Books = ''[[A Clash of Kings]]'' (appears)<br>''[[A Storm of Swords]]'' (appears)<br>''[[A Dance with Dragons]]'' (mentioned)
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| Books = ''[[A Clash of Kings]]'' (appears)<br>''[[A Storm of Swords]]'' (appears)<br>''[[A Feast for Crows]]'' (appendix)<br>''[[A Dance with Dragons]]'' (mentioned)
 
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[[File: Dejan_Delic_Melisandre_of_Asshai.jpg‎ |[[Melisandre]] burns Alester Florent alive in order to obtain favorable winds for the expedition to the North - by Dejan Delic ©|thumb|269px]]
 
[[File: Dejan_Delic_Melisandre_of_Asshai.jpg‎ |[[Melisandre]] burns Alester Florent alive in order to obtain favorable winds for the expedition to the North - by Dejan Delic ©|thumb|269px]]
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===''A Feast for Crows''===
 
===''A Feast for Crows''===
Whilst not mentioned in the story, the appendix states that Alester was burned as a traitor.{{Ref|aFfC|Appendix}}
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Alester is reported to have been sacrificed by [[Melisandre]] to [[R'hllor]] as a traitor.{{Ref|aFfC|Appendix}}
  
 
===''A Dance with Dragons''===
 
===''A Dance with Dragons''===
[[Davos Seaworth]] recalls that when Stannis decided to aid the [[Night's Watch]] at the [[Wall]], [[Melisandre]] burned Alester alive in order to obtain favorable winds for their expedition to [[Eastwatch-by-the-Sea|Eastwatch]].{{ref|ADWD|9}}
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[[Davos Seaworth]] recalls that when Stannis decided to aid the [[Night's Watch]] at the [[Wall]], Melisandre burned Alester alive in order to obtain favorable winds for their expedition to [[Eastwatch-by-the-Sea|Eastwatch]].{{ref|ADWD|9}}
  
 
==Quotes by Alester==
 
==Quotes by Alester==
{{Quote|'''Alester:''' You know me for a man of honor—<br>'''Cortnay:''' I know you for a man of ambition, a man who changes kings and gods the way I change my boots.{{Ref|aCoK|42}}}} – Alester and [[Cortnay Penrose]]
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{{Quote|'''Alester:''' You know me for a man of honor—<br>
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'''Cortnay:''' I know you for a man of ambition, a man who changes kings and gods the way I change my boots.{{Ref|aCoK|42}}}} – Alester and [[Cortnay Penrose]]
  
  
{{Quote|My chests were lost when the [[House Lannister|Lannisters]] overran our camp. I escaped with no more than the mail on my back and the rings on my fingers. No doubt some cook’s boy or groom is prancing around [[King’s Landing]] just now in my slashed velvet doublet and jeweled cloak. But war has its horrors, as all men know.{{Ref|aSoS|25}}}}
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{{Quote|My chests were lost when the [[House Lannister|Lannisters]] overran our camp. I escaped with no more than the mail on my back and the rings on my fingers. No doubt some cook’s boy or groom is prancing around [[King’s Landing]] just now in my slashed velvet doublet and jeweled cloak. But war has its horrors, as all men know.{{Ref|aSoS|25}}}} - Alester to [[Davos Seaworth]]
  
  
{{Quote|[[Stannis Baratheon]] will never sit the [[Iron Throne]]. Is it treason to say the truth? A bitter truth, but no less true for that.{{Ref|aSoS|25}}}}
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{{Quote|[[Stannis Baratheon]] will never sit the [[Iron Throne]]. Is it treason to say the truth? A bitter truth, but no less true for that.{{Ref|aSoS|25}}}} - Alester to [[Davos Seaworth]]
  
  
{{Quote|Not treason. Never treason. I love [[Stannis Baratheon|His Grace]] as much as any man. My own [[Selyse Florent|niece]] is his queen, and I remained loyal to him when wiser men fled. I am his '''Hand''', the [[Hand of the King]], how can I be a traitor?{{Ref|aSoS|25}}}}
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{{Quote|Not treason. Never treason. I love [[Stannis Baratheon|His Grace]] as much as any man. My own [[Selyse Florent|niece]] is his queen, and I remained loyal to him when wiser men fled. I am his '''Hand''', the [[Hand of the King]], how can I be a traitor?{{Ref|aSoS|25}}}} - Alester to [[Davos Seaworth]]
  
 
==Quotes about Alester==
 
==Quotes about Alester==
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==Family==
 
==Family==
 
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==References and Notes==
 
==References and Notes==
 
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Revision as of 20:37, 14 November 2017

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Title Lord of Brightwater
Hand of the King
Allegiance House Florent
Born At Brightwater Keep[1]
Died In 300 AC, at Dragonstone
Spouse Lady Melara Crane
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appendix)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
Melisandre burns Alester Florent alive in order to obtain favorable winds for the expedition to the North - by Dejan Delic ©

Alester Florent is Lord of Brightwater and head of House Florent. He is married to Melara Crane and they have three children Melessa, Alekyne and Rhea. Alester had three brothers; Ser Axel, Ser Ryam and Ser Colin, and one sister, Rylene. His niece, Selyse is married to Stannis Baratheon. He is also Samwell Tarly's maternal grandfather.

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Alester Florent

Alester is old, thin and tall, with silver hair and a beard shaped in a spike surrounding a long and distinguished face.[2] He is rich, courtly and ambitious.[3]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

After following House Tyrell in supporting Renly Baratheon, Alester rallies his banners and is the first of those who swore to Renly to go over to Stannis Baratheon's cause.[4] He is the first of the new lords to discard the Faith of the Seven and take up the worship of R'hllor.[3] After joining with Stannis, he briefly becomes Stannis's Hand of the King.[5]

A Storm of Swords

After Stannis's defeat at the Battle of the Blackwater, it is left to Selyse Florent and Alester to rule in Stannis's name while the king broods. Alester is given the king's seal by Selyse, to speak in Stannis's name.[6] For their support of Stannis, the Florents are stripped of Brightwater Keep by the Iron Throne.[7]

Alester is imprisoned in Dragonstone after he attempts to make peace with House Lannister in hopes of having Brightwater returned to him.[2] His brother, Axell Florent, denounces Alester as having betrayed Stannis.[8]

Denys Mallister recalls that he once unhorsed both of Samwell Tarly's grandfathers in the same tourney.[9]

A Feast for Crows

Alester is reported to have been sacrificed by Melisandre to R'hllor as a traitor.[10]

A Dance with Dragons

Davos Seaworth recalls that when Stannis decided to aid the Night's Watch at the Wall, Melisandre burned Alester alive in order to obtain favorable winds for their expedition to Eastwatch.[11]

Quotes by Alester

Alester: You know me for a man of honor—
Cortnay: I know you for a man of ambition, a man who changes kings and gods the way I change my boots.[3]

– Alester and Cortnay Penrose


My chests were lost when the Lannisters overran our camp. I escaped with no more than the mail on my back and the rings on my fingers. No doubt some cook’s boy or groom is prancing around King’s Landing just now in my slashed velvet doublet and jeweled cloak. But war has its horrors, as all men know.[2]

- Alester to Davos Seaworth


Stannis Baratheon will never sit the Iron Throne. Is it treason to say the truth? A bitter truth, but no less true for that.[2]

- Alester to Davos Seaworth


Not treason. Never treason. I love His Grace as much as any man. My own niece is his queen, and I remained loyal to him when wiser men fled. I am his Hand, the Hand of the King, how can I be a traitor?[2]

- Alester to Davos Seaworth

Quotes about Alester

This man is defeated.[2]

Davos Seaworth's thoughts

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alester
 
Melara Crane
 
 
 
 
 
Axell
 
 
 
 
 
Ryam
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Randyll Tarly
 
Melessa
 
Alekyne
 
Rhea
 
Leyton Hightower
 
Stannis Baratheon
 
Selyse
 
Imry
 
Erren
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samwell Tarly
 
Talla Tarly
 
2 daughters
 
Dickon Tarly
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shireen Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Colin
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
Rylene
 
Rycherd Crane
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hosman Norcross
 
Delena
 
Robert I
Baratheon
 
Omer
 
Merrell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alester Norcross
 
Renly Norcross
 
Edric
Storm
 


References and Notes