"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 a fox's wiles."
Margaery Tyrell[src]

House Florent of Brightwater Keep is a vassal house that holds fealty to Lord Bronn 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 IX 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 fought for Stannis Baratheon in the War of the Five Kings as Selyse Florent was the wife of Stannis.[2]


Season 1

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

Season 2

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.[2]

Season 3

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 4

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 5

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


Family tree

Alester Florent

Melara Florent

Ryam Florent
Unknown Lady Florent
Rylene Florent

Randyll Tarly
Melessa Florent

Stannis Baratheon House-Baratheon-of-Dragonstone-Main-Shield
Selyse Florent

Axell Florent

Imry Florent

Samwell Tarly

Talla Tarly

Dickon Tarly
Three stillborn sons House-Baratheon-of-Dragonstone-Main-Shield
Shireen Baratheon House-Baratheon-of-Dragonstone-Main-Shield

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In the books

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 also


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House Florent
Lord: Heir:
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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