The aristocratic and warrior political party of Volantis is known as the “tigers”. They tend to be imperialists and advocate the sword. The Volantene guards known as tiger cloaks are named after the militant tiger party. They have green stripes tattooed on their cheeks and wear tiger masks.
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons
Tiger skins are costly.
References and Notes
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 23, Daenerys III.
- The World of Ice & Fire, Leng.
- The World of Ice & Fire, Beyond the Bones: Yi Ti.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 22, Tyrion VI.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 50, Arya IV.
- Syrio possibly saw a thylacine (Tasmanian tiger), or similar marsupial, which only superficially resembles a tiger.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 27, Daenerys II.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 8, Daenerys I.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 27, Daenerys III.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 29, The Reaver.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 52, Daenerys IX.