Melessa Florent

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Melessa Florent
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Alias Lady Tarly[1]
Title Lady of Horn Hill
Allegiance House Florent
House Tarly
Culture Reach
Father Alester Florent
Mother Melara Crane
Spouse Lord Randyll Tarly
Issue Samwell Tarly
Talla Tarly
2 daughters
Dickon Tarly
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)

Played by Samantha Spiro
TV series Season 6

Melessa Florent is a member of House Florent, the eldest daughter of Lord Alester Florent of Brightwater. She is married to Lord Randyll Tarly and the mother of Samwell, Talla and Dickon Tarly, as well as two other unnamed daughters.[2] In the television adaptation Game of Thrones she is portrayed by Samantha Spiro.

Character

Melessa is close with her firstborn son, Samwell Tarly, affectionately calling him "Sam".[1] Together they used to lull Sam's little brother, Dickon, to sleep.[3]

History

After the birth of Samwell, she gave her lord husband, Randyll Tarly, three girls in as many years, then a second son, Dickon.[1]

Randyll once took Samwell with him on a voyage to the Arbor. After they came back, Melessa revealed to Samwell that his father wanted him to remain on the island and become Lord Paxter Redwyne's page and squire.[4] Randyll used to complain to Melessa about Samwell's cowardice.[5]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

When Samwell Tarly discusses his plan with Jon Snow to send Gilly and her babe to Horn Hill - in the guise of the babe being Sam's bastard offspring - he tells Jon that he knows that his mother would want him. Sam is confident that she will find some place for Gilly and it would not be as hard as serving Craster.[6]

When he meets with Samwell Tarly in the Lance, Ser Denys Mallister recalls that Sam's mother is a Florent.[7]

A Feast for Crows

While on the Blackbird, Sam thinks of his mother as his clings to the railing and watches waves breaking on a stony shore:

If she saw me in my blacks, it might even make her proud. "I am a man now, Mother,” I could tell her, "a steward and a man of the Night's Watch. My brothers call me Sam the Slayer sometimes."[4]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alester
 
Melara
Crane
 
 
 
 
 
Axell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ryam
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alekyne
 
Randyll
Tarly
 
Melessa
 
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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