A house sworn to House Tyrell, but also known to chafe at their fealty owed to them. The Florents, like the Tyrells, claim descent from extinct House Gardener, the royal line of the defunct Kings of the Reach. The Florents believe that they have a superior line of descent, and by rights should possess Highgarden. The Florent seat is Brightwater Keep. Their sigil is the fox surrounded by flowers. Following Lord Tywin’s victory at the Battle of the Blackwater, Tywin dispossessed the Florents of their holdings and awarded them to House Tyrell as a reward for loyal service.
Lord of the House. Hand of the King to Stannis Baratheon. Lord Alester attempted to send a peace offer to Lord Tywin following the defeat at the Battle of the Blackwater. For this perceived traitorous act, he was sent to the dungeons of Dragonstone and was subsequently burned. He was the grandfather of Samwell Tarly and the uncle of Selyse Florent. His daughters Melessa and Rhea are the Ladies of Horn Hill and the Hightower respectively.
Wife to King Stannis. She was a severe-looking woman – tall and thin with big ears, a pointed nose, and the hint of a mustache on her upper lip. She had pale eyes. A follower of Melisandre, she adopted the faith of R’hllor. She was instrumental in convincing Stannis to seize Edric Storm. Later, she nearly succeeded in convincing him to sacrifice the boy for her faith.
Lord Alester’s son, and heir to Brightwater Keep. Upon the dispossession of his family, he sought refuge with his sister Rhea and her husband in Oldtown. His sisters are Melessa and Rhea. Selyse is his cousin.
Wife to Lord Randyll Tarly of Horn Hill, and mother of Samwell and Dickon Tarly; Melessa is the daughter of Alester, and sister of Rhea and Alekyne. Selyse is her cousin.
Wife to Lord Leyton Hightower of Oldtown. Rhea is the daughter of Alester, and sister of Melessa and Alekyne. Selyse is her cousin.