House Tyrell of Highgarden is one of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms, overlords over the Reach. A large, wealthy house, its wealth only surpassed among the Great Houses by House Lannister, but the Tyrells can field the greater armies. Additionally, if they call the fleets of their bannermen the Redwynes, the lords of the Shield Islands, and the coastal lords, they can command a navy that equals if not surpasses the royal fleet.
Highgarden is an ancient seat of rule and the heart of chivalry in the Seven Kingdoms; the Tyrells style themselves 'Defenders of the Marches' and 'High Marshals of the Reach', and traditionally, they have been Wardens of the South. Their sigil is a golden rose on a green field, and their words are "Growing Strong."
The Tyrells trace their line of descent, through the female line, to the legendary Garth Greenhand, the first King of the Reach, in the Age of Heroes(indicating their origin among the Andal invaders thousands of years before). The Tyrells were stewards to House Gardener, the ancient ruling line of Kings of the Reach, who periodically intermarried with lower ranking houses of the Reach such as House Tyrell or House Florent. Following the defeat and death of King Mern Gardener, at the Field of Fire, Lord Harlen Tyrell, hereditary high steward of the Reach, surrendered Highgarden and was granted the castle and dominion of the Reach by Aegon the Conqueror.During the War of the Usurper, House Tyrell stayed loyal to King Aerys II Targaryen. Lord Mace Tyrell led them to victory against Robert Baratheon at the Battle of Ashford, but bent his knee after the Targaryens were defeated at the Sack of King's Landing. King Robert Baratheon, forgave them and accepted them as sworn vassals. (HAS NOT YET HAPPENED IN OUR STORY)
Key MembersMace Tyrell
He was once powerful looking, but has become fat. He is still handsome. He has curly brown hair and cuts his beard into a triangular shape that has white spots within it.
He is a prematurely old and tedious man lacking in political savvy. His sole military accomplishment is the Siege of Storm's End. Though he has tried to use the Battle of Ashford as evidence of strategic brilliance, he actually had little to do with the fighting as the battle was won by his vanguard, led by Randyll Tarly, before his main force entered the field. He serves as the figurehead of his powerful house for his more intelligent family members. Janna Tyrell
Lady Janna Tyrell is the sister of Lord Mace Tyrell. She is married to Ser Jon Fossoway. She is buxom.Mina Tyrell
Lady Mina Tyrell is the sister to Lord Mace Tyrell and wife of Lord Paxter Redwyne. She has two sons, Ser Horas and Ser Hobber and a daughter, Desmera. She is younger than her husband.Garth Tyrell
Garth Tyrell, better known as Garth the Gross, is the uncle of Lord Mace Tyrell. He is the Lord Seneschal of Highgarden. He has two bastard sons, Garse and Garrett Flowers. He is flatulent.Garlan Tyrell
Garlan is a taller, bearded version of his brother Ser Loras Tyrell. He is five years older than Ser Loras. He is an exceptionally skilled swordsman, usually training against three or four swordsmen, practice for actual battle, but his lack of interest in gaining glory makes him less famous than his younger brother, Ser Loras.
Garlan was plump in his youth. His elder brother Willas named him the Gallant before someone else would think of another nickname to mock him. He was married to Lady Leonette of House Fossoway. Called 'Garlan the Gallant.'