History of the Tyrells
|World of Westeros - History|
|Monday, 11 January 2010 14:32|
The Tyrells are descended through the female line from Garth Greenhand, the gardener king of the First Men. From there, they rose to power as stewards for the Kings of the Reach, whose territories stretched from the Dornish Marches and Blackwater Rush to the borders of the Sunset Sea. King Mern Gardener, who was the last of the old line, died at the Field of Fire, where Aegon and his sisters turned their dragons on the combined armies of King Mern and King Loren of the Rock. Harlen Tyrell, King Mern’s steward, surrendered Highgarden to Aegon and was rewarded well in return with the castle and dominion over the Reach.
Since before Aegon, however, Highgarden has been in conflict with the Dornishmen. This warfare has gone on for centuries, and spawned countless raids across the marches and mountains. Since Dorne joined the Seven Kingdoms, this has cooled somewhat. When Dorne was first conquered by Daeron the Young Dragon, however, a Lord Tyrell was left to govern. His abuses of the people led to his murder, and their subsequent rebellion.
About 100 years ago, Lord Leo Tyrell was ruler of Highgarden. He was considered an amazing jouster, and known as Leo Longthorn. Lord Luthor Tyrell married Lady Olenna of Redwyne. He died through carelessness while hawking, by riding off a cliff. His son, Lord Mace, conducted himself unspectacularly during the War of the Usurper. His heir, Willas, was crippled in a tourney mishap in joust with Prince Oberyn Martell.