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SigilA golden rose on a green field
TitlesLords of Highgarden
Wardens of the South
Lords Paramount of the Reach
High Marshalls of the Reach
The banner of House Tyrell of Highgarden, the rulers of the Reach.
House Tyrell is one of the Great Houses of Westeros. It rules over the Reach, a vast, fertile and heavily-populated region of south-western Westeros, from the castle at Highgarden. It is currently led by Lord Mace Tyrell. His third son Loras is a noted tournament knight and the lover of Lord Renly Baratheon.
The Tyrell sigil is a golden rose on a green field. Their motto is, "Growing Strong".
House Tyrell rose to prominence as one of the strongest noble houses in the Reach. The Tyrells became senior servants of House Gardener, the Kings of the Reach. They served them for centuries and even intermarried with the royal house. When King Mern IX was slain on the Field of Fire by Aegon the Conqueror, his steward Harlen Tyrell surrendered Highgarden and the Reach. Aegon rewarded Harlen by making him Lord of Higharden and overlord of the Reach.
During Robert's Rebellion, House Tyrell remained loyal to the Mad King. However, the vast army and resources of House Tyrell was wasted on a siege of Storm's End (held for Robert by his brother, Stannis Baratheon). After the Mad King's death, the Tyrells surrendered and swore fealty to Robert Baratheon.
The Reach is the most fertile and populous region of Westeros, allowing House Tyrell to gain immense wealth (through taxation of the large population) and also to muster an enormous army. The Tyrells can typically raise and equip almost twice as many soldiers as any other House in Westeros.
Ser Loras Tyrell suggests to his lover, Renly Baratheon, that the Tyrells would support a claim for the Iron Throne made by Renly with all of their formidable military and economic might. Renly is initially reluctant to make such a claim. However, when Eddard Stark spurns his aid, Renly flees King's Landing by night with Loras. He is crowned King in Highgarden and lays claim to the Iron Throne.
The Tyrells have raised an army of 100,000 men to support Renly's claim to the throne, outnumbering any of the other claimants' armies by a significant number. Robb Stark sends his mother to treat with Renly and seek an alliance against the Lannisters.
Lord Luthor Tyrell, deceased.
Lady Olenna Tyrell, Luthor's widow, known as the Queen of Thorns, Mace Tyrell's mother.
Lord Mace Tyrell, the head of the family.
His wife, Lady Alerie of House Hightower.
His eldest son and heir, Ser Willas Tyrell.
His second son, Ser Garlan Tyrell, called Garlan the Gallant, noted for his valor and his skill with a sword.
His third son, Ser Loras Tyrell, called the Knight of Flowers, noted for his youth, valor and his skill with a lance.
His daughter, Margaery Tyrell, young and beautiful, the widow of Renly Baratheon.
Sworn to House TyrellEdit
House Florent of Brightwater Keep.
House Hightower of Oldtown.
House Redwyne of the Arbor.
House Tarly of Horn Hill.
Vassals and alliesEdit
Lord Randyll Tarly
A shield emblazoned with the sigil of House Tyrell (right) on display at the Tourney of the Hand in "The Wolf and the Lion".
The banner of House Tyrell at the Tourney of the Hand in "The Wolf and the Lion".
The sigil of House Tyrell from the Maester's Path promotional campaign.
HBO viewer's guide icon for House Tyrell.
House Tyrell's sigil in black and white from the HBO viewer's guide.
A shield emblazoned with the sigil of House Tyrell from the HBO viewer's guide.
Small icon of House Tyrell from the HBO viewers guide.
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In the booksEdit
In the Song of Ice and Fire novels, House Tyrell is a powerful noble house. The Reach is the most populous region of the Seven Kingdoms and the Tyrells can field the largest army on the continent, although the Lannisters, being richer, can better-equip their troops. This makes the Tyrells formidable enemies but excellent allies.
Before King Aegon I Targaryen's invasion, the Tyrells were stewards to House Gardener, the Kings of the Reach. The Tyrells had responsibility for maintaining the castle of Highgarden, the seat of royal power in the Reach. In the battle known as the Field of Fire, King Mern IX Gardener and all of his issue were slaughtered by Aegon's dragons. Harlen Tyrell, King Mern's steward, surrendered Hightower to King Aegon and was rewarded with the title Lord of the Reach. House Florent of Brightwater Keep, which claims a superior blood-relationship to the Gardeners and the first King of the Reach, Garth Greenhand, has long disputed the suitability of the Tyrells to the title, since the Tyrell blood link to the Gardeners is only through the female line.
According to the TV series official pronunciation guide developed for the cast and crew, "Tyrell" is pronounced "TI-rul", as opposed to "Tie-rell", etc.
Members in the books
Lady Mina, Mace's older sister, now married into House Redwyne.
Lady Mina's children, Horas, Hobber and Desmera Redwyne.
Lady Janna, Mace's younger sister, married into House Fossoway.