Alester Florent

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Title Hand of the King
Lord of Brightwater Keep
Allegiance House Florent
Died In 300 AC, at Dragonstone
Spouse Melara Crane
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
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 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.

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.[1] He is considered rich, courtly and ambitious.[2]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

After following House Tyrell in supporting Renly Baratheon, Alester rallies his house and is the first of those who swore to Renly to go over to Stannis Baratheon's cause.[3] He is the first of the new lords to discard the Faith of the Seven and take up the worship of R'hllor.[2] After joining with Stannis, he briefly becomes Stannis's Hand of the King.[4]

A Storm of Swords

After Stannis's defeat at the Battle of the Blackwater, it is left to Queen 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.[5] For their support of Stannis, the Florents are stripped of Brightwater Keep by the Iron Throne.[6]

Alester is imprisoned in Dragonstone after he attempts to make peace with House Lannister in hopes of having Brightwater returned to him.[1] His brother, Ser Axell Florent, denounces Alester as having betrayed Stannis.[7]

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

A Feast for Crows

Alester is reported to have been burned as a traitor.[9]

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.[10]

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