Florian the Fool
|Alias||Florian the Fool|
|Book(s)|| The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)|
The Hedge Knight (mentioned)
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)
Ser Florian, better known as Florian the Fool, is the main character in a tale about falling in love with a maiden named Jonquil. He is one of the many legendary heroes of the riverlands from the Age of Heroes.
According to legend, Florian was homely, wore armor made of motley, and was not of noble birth. He bore a famous sword. Florian first spied Jonquil bathing in a pool that is located in the town of Maidenpool.
A Clash of Kings
There is an as-yet-untitled famous song about Florian and Jonquil which Sansa knows. She offers to sing the song to Sandor Clegane but he declines. During the Battle of the Blackwater he demands the song, but Sansa sings him the Mother's Hymn instead.
A Feast for Crows
Early on in her quest to find Sansa Stark, Brienne of Tarth remembers that when she was a child her nurse had filled her ears with tales of valor, regaling her with the noble exploits of many champions, among them Florian the Fool.
A Dance with Dragons
You think Daenerys will execute me and pardon you, but the reverse is just as likely. Maybe you should hop up on that pig, Ser Jorah. Put on a suit of iron motley, like Florian the –
Jorah cracks Tyrion's head around and knocks him sideways before he can finish.
Jonquil: You are no knight, I know you. You are Florian the Fool.
Florian: I am, my lady, As great a fool as ever lived, and as great a knight as well.Florian: Sweet lady, all men are fools, and all men are knights, where women are concerned.
Jonquil: A fool and a knight? I have never heard of such a thing.
Sweet lady, I would be your Florian.
Sandor: I never got my song.
Sansa: I... I know a song about Florian and Jonquil.Sansa: I will sing it for you gladly.
Sandor: Florian and Jonquil? A fool and his cunt. Spare me. But one day I'll have a song from you, whether you will it or no.
I'll have that song. Florian and Jonquil, you said.
Behind the Scenes
Florian and Jonquil might be a tribute to the song "Jonquil & Florian" by The Starlings.