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House Florent
Florent shield
A red gold fox on ermine
Military strength
Cadet branches
Date of founding
Ancestral weapon
"House Florent, who had actual blood ties to the Gardeners. They whinge about their ancient rights to Highgarden every once in a while; and now that their daughter is married to Stannis Baratheon, about their rights to all of Westeros, too. Apparently, putting a fox on your banners doesn't impart the foxiest wiles."
Margaery Tyrell[src]

House Florent of Brightwater Keep is a vassal house that holds fealty to House Tyrell of Highgarden. Their seat is Brightwater Keep. The head of the house holds the title of Lord of Brightwater Keep. The Florent sigil is a red gold fox's head on an ermine background.

House Florent had close ties to House Gardener when they were the Kings of the Reach prior to the Wars of Conquest. House Tyrell were installed as Wardens of the South after King Mern Gardener was killed fighting Aegon the Conqueror. House Florent resents the elevation of House Tyrell and believe they have a more valid claim to the position.[1] They are fighting for Stannis Baratheon in the War of the Five Kings.[2]


Season 1Edit

The Florent sigil is present in the Tourney of the Hand.[3]

Season 2Edit

House Florent follows their liege lords, House Tyrell, in pledging support to Renly Baratheon's claim to the Iron Throne. Following the death of Renly, however, the Florents do not follow their Tyrell overlords and instead go over to Stannis, as Selyse Florent is the wife of Stannis.[4] They participate in the Battle of the Blackwater.[5]

Season 3Edit

A raven sends a message to Dragonstone inviting Stannis Baratheon to Rylene Florent's nameday celebration. Davos Seaworth reads the message aloud to Shireen Baratheon and notes that her father probably will not be going to her cousin's party.

Season 4Edit

Melisandre burns Lord Axell Florent to death for refusing to renounce the Seven. He pleads to his sister and her husband for mercy, which they do not give.

Season 5Edit

Shireen is burned as a sacrifice to help Stannis take Winterfell, and Selyse hangs herself over grief of her daughter's death.


Family treeEdit

Florent Sigil
Alester Florent
Florent Sigil
Melara Florent
Florent Sigil
Ryam Florent
Florent Sigil
Unknown Lady Florent
Florent Sigil
Rylene Florent
Florent Sigil
Melessa Florent
Randyll Tarly Tarly shield icon
S5 Stannis Tree

Stannis Baratheon Stannis shield icon

Selyse Baratheon tree
Selyse Florent
Imry Florent family tree

Imry Florent

Samwell Tarly family tree
Samwell Tarly
Night's Watch Crow shield icon
Dickon Tarly Tarly shield icon
Tommard tree
Three stillborn sons Stannis shield icon
Shireen castportal
Shireen Baratheon Stannis icon

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In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the Florents, like the Tyrells, claim descent from the extinct House Gardener, the royal line of the defunct Kings of the Reach. The Florents are known to chafe at the fealty owed to House Tyrell. The Florents believe that they have a superior line of descent, and by rights should possess Highgarden. While many Houses in the Reach can claim some descent from House Gardener, the Florents were a cadet branch of the Gardeners (descended from a younger son), while the Tyrells can only claim descent from the Gardeners through the female line. Physically, Florents are known for having large and prominent ears.

The Heraldry of House Florent in the books is inconsistently described, but apparently consists of a red-gold fox's head, encircled by lapis lazuli flowers, all of which is on an ermine background. The TV version simply omits the lapis lazuli flowers (and predominantly shows a full-bodied fox).

During the War of the Five Kings, the Florents initially declare for Renly Baratheon along with the rest of the noble Houses in the Reach, but following the latter's assassination, they defy the Tyrells and join Stannis Baratheon, becoming one of the few Houses of the Reach not to join their Tyrell overlords in switching their allegiance to House Lannister.


  • Lord {Alester Florent}, Lord of Brightwater. Executed for alleged treason.
    • Lady Melara Crane, his wife.
      • Lord Alekyne Florent, his son and heir.
      • Melessa Florent, his eldest daughter. Married to Randyll Tarly.
      • Rhea Florent, his second daughter. Married to Leyton Hightower.
  • Ser Axell Florent, his eldest brother. Castellan of Dragonstone.
  • Ser {Ryam Florent}, his second brother. Died in a fall from a horse.
  • Ser Colin Florent, his third brother.
    • Delena Florent, Colin's daughter. Married to Ser Hosman Norcross. Mother of Edric Storm, one of Robert Baratheon's bastards.
    • Omer Florent, Colin's son. A Maester of the Citadel.
    • Merrell Florent, Colin's son. A squire.
  • Rylene Florent, his sister. Married to Ser Rycherd Crane.

See alsoEdit


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House Florent
Lord: Heir:
Florent shield
Seat: Brightwater Keep Lands: The Reach
Title(s): Lord of Brightwater Keep
Current members:Imry Florent · Melessa Florent · Rylene Florent
Deceased members:Axell Florent · Selyse Florent
Overlord:House Tyrell (officially) · House Baratheon of Dragonstone

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