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| Character_name = [[image:House Florent.svg|50px|left]] Alester Florent [[image:House Florent.svg|50px|right]]
| image         = [[File:Alester Florent TheMico.jpg|250px]]
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| image = [[File:Alester Florent Chris Pritchard.jpg|300px]]
 
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| Title = [[Hand of the King]]<br>Lord of [[Brightwater Keep]]
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| Title = Lord of [[Brightwater Keep]]{{Ref|ACOK|42}}<br>[[Hand of the King]]{{Ref|ASOS|10}}
| Allegiance = [[House Florent]]  
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| Allegiance = [[House Florent]]{{Ref|ACOK|42}}
 
| Race =
 
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| Culture = [[Reach]]{{Ref|ACOK|42}}
| Spouse = [[Melara Crane]]
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| Spouse = Lady [[Melara Crane]]{{Ref|ACOK|Appendix}}
| Place_of_Birth = [[Brightwater Keep]]{{ref|awoiaf| "Alester Florent" entry}}
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| Issue = [[Alekyne Florent]]<br>[[Melessa Florent]]<br>[[Rhea Florent]]
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| Place_of_Birth = [[Brightwater Keep]]{{Ref|AWOIAF|Alester Florent}}
 
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| Place_of_Death =[[Dragonstone]]
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| Place_of_Death = [[Dragonstone]]{{Ref|ADWD|9}}
| Date_of_Death = {{date|300}}
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| Date_of_Death = {{Date|300}}
| Books = [[A Clash of Kings]] (Appears)<br>[[A Storm of Swords]] (Appears)<br>[[A Feast for Crows]] (Mentioned)<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]]
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'''Alester Florent''' is the Lord of [[Brightwater Keep]] and is the head of the [[House Florent]]. He is married to [[Melara Crane]], is the brother of Ser [[Axell Florent]], and is the uncle of [[Stannis Baratheon]]'s wife, [[Selyse Florent]]. He is also [[Samwell Tarly]]'s grandfather.
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'''Alester Florent''' is the Lord of [[Brightwater Keep]] and the head of [[House Florent]], sworn to [[House Tyrell]] of [[Highgarden]].{{Ref|ACOK|Appendix}} He is married to Lady [[Melara Crane]] and they have three children, [[Alekyne Florent|Alekyne]], [[Melessa Florent|Melessa]], and [[Rhea Florent|Rhea]]. His niece, [[Selyse Florent|Selyse]], is married to [[Stannis Baratheon]], [[Lord of Dragonstone]].{{Ref|ACOK|Appendix}}
  
 
==Appearance and Character==
 
==Appearance and Character==
 
:''See also: [[:Category:Images of Alester Florent|Images of Alester Florent]]''
 
:''See also: [[:Category:Images of Alester Florent|Images of Alester Florent]]''
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Alester is an older man in his middle years,{{Ref|AWOIAF|Alester Florent}} very tall and slender, with silver hair and a beard shaped in a spike surrounding a long and distinguished face. In battle he wears red-gold armor,{{Ref|ASOS|25}} the shining snout of a red-gold fox poking out of his breastplate, surrounded by a circle of lapis lazuli flowers—the sigil of [[House Florent]].{{Ref|ACOK|42}} Alester also owns a treasured slashed velvet doublet and jeweled cloak.{{Ref|ASOS|25}}
  
Alester is old, thin and tall, with silver hair and a beard shaped in a spike surrounding a long and distinguished face.{{ref|ASOS|25}} He is considered rich, courtly and ambitious.{{ref|ACOK|42}}
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A very wealthy and powerful man, Alester is an influential lord. Alester is known to be courtly and he considers himself to be a man of honor, however he is very ambitious.{{Ref|ACOK|42}}{{Ref|AWOIAF|Alester Florent}} He has publicly taken up the worship of [[R'hllor]],{{Ref|ACOK|42}} though it appears he still holds belief with the [[Faith of the Seven]].{{Ref|ASOS|36}}
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==History==
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Alester was born at [[Brightwater Keep]].{{Ref|AWOIAF|Alester Florent}} He and a [[House Tarly|Tarly]] were once unhorsed in the same [[tourney]] by Ser [[Denys Mallister]].{{Ref|ASOS|78}}
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==
 
===''A Clash of Kings''===
 
===''A Clash of Kings''===
After following [[House Tyrell]] in supporting [[Renly Baratheon]], Alester rallies his [[House Florent|house]] and is the first of those who swore to Renly to go over to [[Stannis Baratheon]]'s cause.{{ref|ACOK|36}} He is the first of the new lords to discard the [[Faith of the Seven]] and take up the worship of [[R'hllor]].{{Ref|ACOK|42}} After joining with Stannis, he briefly becomes Stannis's [[Hand of the King]].{{ref|ACOK|Appendix}}
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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]]
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When Lord [[Stannis Baratheon]] declares himself [[King of Westeros]], his wife [[Selyse Florent|Selyse]] believes that her uncle Alester and her brothers will pledge their swords to his cause. Stannis believes otherwise, as Florent lands lie too close to [[Highgarden]] for Lord Alester to risk the wrath of Lord [[Mace Tyrell]].{{Ref|ACOK|Prologue}}
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Lord Alester follows [[House Tyrell]] in supporting Lord [[Renly Baratheon]] as king.{{Ref|ACOK|10}} When Renly marches on [[King's Landing]], Alester's banners are spotted when Renly's host camps outside [[Bitterbridge]].{{Ref|ACOK|22}} After Renly's death, Alester rallies his banners and is the first of those who swore to Renly to go over to Stannis's cause.{{Ref|ACOK|36}} Lord Alester believes that it was Lady [[Catelyn Stark]] who slew Renly. He is the first of the new lords to discard the [[Faith of the Seven]] and take up the worship of [[R'hllor]], becoming foremost among the [[queen's men]]. When Stannis's host [[Siege of Storm's End (299)|besieges Storm's End]], the castle's [[castellan]] Ser [[Cortnay Penrose]] accuses Florent of being a turnclock. Lord Alester urges Stannis to bring old [[Lord Penrose]] to the castle and hang him before his son.{{Ref|ACOK|42}}
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After joining with Stannis, Alester briefly becomes his [[Hand of the King]], in part because he is Selye's uncle.{{Ref|AWOIAF|Alester Florent}} When the [[Battle of the Blackwater]] begins, Stannis gives command of his fleet to Alester's nephew, Ser [[Imry Florent|Imry]].{{Ref|ACOK|58}} The Florent banners are seen outside King's Landing when Stannis's vanguard arrives.{{Ref|ACOK|52}}
  
 
===''A Storm of Swords''===
 
===''A Storm of Swords''===
After Stannis's defeat at the [[Battle of the Blackwater]], it is left to Queen [[Selyse Florent|Selyse]] and Lord 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.{{ref|ASOS|10}} For their support of Stannis, the Florents are stripped of [[Brightwater Keep]] by the [[Iron Throne]].{{ref|ASOS|19}}
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After Stannis's defeat at the Blackwater, it is left to Selyse 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.{{Ref|ASOS|10}} For their support of Stannis, the Florents are stripped of [[Brightwater Keep]] by the [[Iron Throne]].{{Ref|ASOS|19}} When the [[Night's Watch]] requests for aid against a [[wildling]] host, Lord Alester dismisses the plea for help.{{Ref|ASOS|54}}
  
Alester is imprisoned in [[Dragonstone]] after he attempts to make peace with [[House Lannister]] in hopes of having Brightwater returned to him.{{ref|ASOS|25}} His brother, Ser [[Axell Florent]], denounces Alester as having betrayed Stannis.{{ref|ASOS|36}}
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Alester tries to make peace with [[House Lannister]] by having Stannis give up his claim to the Iron Throne in exchange for him being named [[Lord of Storm's End]] and [[Lord of Dragonstone|Dragonstone]], with Florent vowing to do the same in exchange for Brightwater Keep and all his lands. He offered to seal the bargain by wedding Stannis's daughter [[Shireen Baratheon|Shireen]] to Prince [[Tommen Baratheon]]. However, his plans are discovered by the queen's men and Stannis is furious with the terms. For his treason, he is imprisoned in [[Dragonstone]]'s dungeons, placed in the same cell as Ser [[Davos Seaworth]].{{Ref|ASOS|25}} When Ser Davos is retrieved from the dungeons, Alester's brother, Ser [[Axell Florent]], denounces him as a traitor and takes the torch from his cell.{{Ref|ASOS|36}}
  
Ser [[Denys Mallister]] recalls that he once unhorsed both of [[Samwell Tarly]]'s grandfathers in the same tourney.{{ref|ASOS|78}}
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Ser [[Denys Mallister]] recalls that he once unhorsed both of [[Samwell Tarly]]'s grandfathers in the same tourney.{{Ref|ASOS|78}}
  
 
===''A Feast for Crows''===
 
===''A Feast for Crows''===
Alester is reported to have been burned as a traitor.{{ref|AFFC|Appendix}}
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Lord Alester is reported to have been sacrificed by [[Melisandre]] to [[R'hllor]] as a traitor. His son [[Alekyne Florent|Alekyne]] succeeds him as the attained Lord of Brightwater Keep, though he has fled to [[Oldtown]].{{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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Ser Davos recalls that when Stannis decided to aid the Night's Watch at the [[Wall]], Melisandre burned Lord Alester alive in order to obtain favorable winds for their expedition to [[Eastwatch-by-the-Sea]]. When bound to a post, Lord Florent had been silent and dignified, but as the flames began to touch him, he began to scream.{{Ref|ADWD|9}}
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==Quotes by Alester==
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[[File: Alester Florent TheMico.jpg|thumb|240px|Lord Alester Florent by The Mico ©]]
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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]]}}
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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]]}}
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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]]}}
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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]]}}
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==Quotes about Alester==
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{{Quote|This man is defeated.{{Ref|ASOS|25}}|[[Davos Seaworth]]'s thoughts}}
  
 
==Family==
 
==Family==
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Alester is married to Lady [[Melara Crane|Melara]] of [[House Crane]]. The couple have three children, [[Alekyne Florent|Alekyne]], [[Melessa Florent|Melessa]], and [[Rhea Florent|Rhea]]; as Alester's only son, Alekyne is the heir to [[Brightwater Keep]]. Alester had three brothers, Ser [[Axell Florent|Axell]], Ser [[Ryam Florent|Ryam]], and Ser [[Colin Florent|Colin]], and one sister, [[Rylene Florent|Rylene]]. His brothers have given him several nephews and nieces.{{Ref|ACOK|Appendix}}
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His niece, [[Selyse Florent|Selyse]] is married to [[Stannis Baratheon]], the [[Lord of Dragonstone]] and brother to King [[Robert I Baratheon]]. His brother Axell serves Stannis at [[Dragonstone]] as [[castellan]]. He is also the maternal grandfather of [[Samwell Tarly]], for his daughter Melessa is married to Lord [[Randyll Tarly]].{{Ref|ACOK|Appendix}}{{Ref|ASOS|78}}
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==References==
==References and Notes==
 
 
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Revision as of 11:54, 15 June 2019

House Florent.svg
Alester Florent
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Alester Florent Chris Pritchard.jpg

Title Lord of Brightwater Keep[1]
Hand of the King[2]
Allegiance House Florent[1]
Culture Reach[1]
Born At Brightwater Keep[3]
Died In 300 AC, at Dragonstone[4]
Spouse Lady Melara Crane[5]
Issue Alekyne Florent
Melessa Florent
Rhea Florent
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appendix)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Alester Florent is the Lord of Brightwater Keep and the head of House Florent, sworn to House Tyrell of Highgarden.[5] He is married to Lady Melara Crane and they have three children, Alekyne, Melessa, and Rhea. His niece, Selyse, is married to Stannis Baratheon, Lord of Dragonstone.[5]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Alester Florent

Alester is an older man in his middle years,[3] very tall and slender, with silver hair and a beard shaped in a spike surrounding a long and distinguished face. In battle he wears red-gold armor,[6] the shining snout of a red-gold fox poking out of his breastplate, surrounded by a circle of lapis lazuli flowers—the sigil of House Florent.[1] Alester also owns a treasured slashed velvet doublet and jeweled cloak.[6]

A very wealthy and powerful man, Alester is an influential lord. Alester is known to be courtly and he considers himself to be a man of honor, however he is very ambitious.[1][3] He has publicly taken up the worship of R'hllor,[1] though it appears he still holds belief with the Faith of the Seven.[7]

History

Alester was born at Brightwater Keep.[3] He and a Tarly were once unhorsed in the same tourney by Ser Denys Mallister.[8]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Melisandre burns Alester Florent alive in order to obtain favorable winds for the expedition to the North - by Dejan Delic ©

When Lord Stannis Baratheon declares himself King of Westeros, his wife Selyse believes that her uncle Alester and her brothers will pledge their swords to his cause. Stannis believes otherwise, as Florent lands lie too close to Highgarden for Lord Alester to risk the wrath of Lord Mace Tyrell.[9]

Lord Alester follows House Tyrell in supporting Lord Renly Baratheon as king.[10] When Renly marches on King's Landing, Alester's banners are spotted when Renly's host camps outside Bitterbridge.[11] After Renly's death, Alester rallies his banners and is the first of those who swore to Renly to go over to Stannis's cause.[12] Lord Alester believes that it was Lady Catelyn Stark who slew Renly. He is the first of the new lords to discard the Faith of the Seven and take up the worship of R'hllor, becoming foremost among the queen's men. When Stannis's host besieges Storm's End, the castle's castellan Ser Cortnay Penrose accuses Florent of being a turnclock. Lord Alester urges Stannis to bring old Lord Penrose to the castle and hang him before his son.[1]

After joining with Stannis, Alester briefly becomes his Hand of the King, in part because he is Selye's uncle.[3] When the Battle of the Blackwater begins, Stannis gives command of his fleet to Alester's nephew, Ser Imry.[13] The Florent banners are seen outside King's Landing when Stannis's vanguard arrives.[14]

A Storm of Swords

After Stannis's defeat at the Blackwater, it is left to Selyse 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.[2] For their support of Stannis, the Florents are stripped of Brightwater Keep by the Iron Throne.[15] When the Night's Watch requests for aid against a wildling host, Lord Alester dismisses the plea for help.[16]

Alester tries to make peace with House Lannister by having Stannis give up his claim to the Iron Throne in exchange for him being named Lord of Storm's End and Dragonstone, with Florent vowing to do the same in exchange for Brightwater Keep and all his lands. He offered to seal the bargain by wedding Stannis's daughter Shireen to Prince Tommen Baratheon. However, his plans are discovered by the queen's men and Stannis is furious with the terms. For his treason, he is imprisoned in Dragonstone's dungeons, placed in the same cell as Ser Davos Seaworth.[6] When Ser Davos is retrieved from the dungeons, Alester's brother, Ser Axell Florent, denounces him as a traitor and takes the torch from his cell.[7]

Ser Denys Mallister recalls that he once unhorsed both of Samwell Tarly's grandfathers in the same tourney.[8]

A Feast for Crows

Lord Alester is reported to have been sacrificed by Melisandre to R'hllor as a traitor. His son Alekyne succeeds him as the attained Lord of Brightwater Keep, though he has fled to Oldtown.[17]

A Dance with Dragons

Ser Davos recalls that when Stannis decided to aid the Night's Watch at the Wall, Melisandre burned Lord Alester alive in order to obtain favorable winds for their expedition to Eastwatch-by-the-Sea. When bound to a post, Lord Florent had been silent and dignified, but as the flames began to touch him, he began to scream.[4]

Quotes by Alester

Lord Alester Florent by The Mico ©

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.[1]

—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.[6]

—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.[6]

—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?[6]

—Alester to Davos Seaworth

Quotes about Alester

This man is defeated.[6]

Davos Seaworth's thoughts

Family

Alester is married to Lady Melara of House Crane. The couple have three children, Alekyne, Melessa, and Rhea; as Alester's only son, Alekyne is the heir to Brightwater Keep. Alester had three brothers, Ser Axell, Ser Ryam, and Ser Colin, and one sister, Rylene. His brothers have given him several nephews and nieces.[5]

His niece, Selyse is married to Stannis Baratheon, the Lord of Dragonstone and brother to King Robert I Baratheon. His brother Axell serves Stannis at Dragonstone as castellan. He is also the maternal grandfather of Samwell Tarly, for his daughter Melessa is married to Lord Randyll Tarly.[5][8]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
 


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