Archon of Tyrosh
During the Valyrian Freehold, archons were sometimes chosen from lords freeholder to help rule. The Free City of Tyrosh, which began as a Valyrian colony, was independently ruled by its own archon.
The Archon and his maiden daughter attended the Golden Wedding in 49 AC. Lord Rogar Baratheon suggested that King Jaehaerys I Targaryen wed the Archon's daughter, but the king instead married his sister, Alysanne Targaryen. After being exiled from Westeros by Jaehaerys in 50 AC, Ser Orryn Baratheon entered the Archon's service and wed his daughter. In 56 AC, the Adventurers were destroyed when they were caught in the Disputed Lands between a great fire and the Archon's host.
Two years later Jaehaerys mediated in King's Landing between the Archon of Tyrosh and the Prince of Pentos. The Archon's galley was burned while docked at King's Landing, a city which the Archon despised. Jaehaerys eventually mediated "A Treaty of Eternal Peace" between his Free City counterparts.
Triarchy and the Daughters' War
In 96 AC an alliance of Lys, Myr, and Tyrosh defeated Volantis in the Battle of the Borderland. The three cities then united as the Triarchy, also known as the Kingdom of the Three Daughters. The Triarchy was ruled by a council of thirty-three magisters. The Triarchy's conquest of the Stepstones eventually led to Prince Daemon Targaryen's own war for the Stepstones in 106 AC.
The Triarchy supported the greens during the Dance of the Dragons. When the Daughters' War broke out, the Archon sent Racallio Ryndoon to control the Stepstones, but the rakish admiral claimed the islands for himself as King of the Narrow Sea. Once Lys and Myr made peace and began attacking Tyrosh, the Archon was forced to recall his forces from the Stepstones.
The Archon allied with Racallio and the Sealord of Braavos to jointly rule the Stepstones. Lord Alyn's attack on the Braavosi ships caused the alliance's collapse, however. The Archon hired sellswords from Pentos to hold some of the islands, and Tyrosh gained much of the Disputed Lands once the war ended. The Archon sent his sister to attend the Maiden's Day Cattle Show. When Lysandro and Drazenko Rogare suddenly died during the Lysene Spring, the Archon was one of many possibilities suspected of assassinating them with Faceless Men.
Alequo Adarys led the Band of Nine in conquering Tyrosh before the War of the Ninepenny Kings. After at least six years of rule, Alequo was poisoned by his queen and the Archon was restored to his position.
A Game of Thrones
A Feast for Crows
Doran Martell, Prince of Dorne, 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, so she could have met her betrothed, Viserys Targaryen, in secret. The Archon's green-haired daughter had already been sent to the Water Gardens, but Mellario refused to allow her daughter Arianne to leave Dorne.
The Winds of Winter
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This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Free Cities: The Quarrelsome Daughters: Myr, Lys, and Tyrosh.
- The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: The Rise of Valyria.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Free Cities.
- Fire & Blood, A Time of Testing - The Realm Remade.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 8, Daenerys I.
- Fire & Blood, The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC.
- Fire & Blood, Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Their Triumphs and Tragedies.
- Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
- Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
- Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
- Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
- Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Daeron II.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys I.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 3, Daenerys I.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 40, Princess In The Tower.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.
- The Winds of Winter, Mercy