House Tyrell of Highgarden are one of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms. They act as overlords of the Reach and have been historically influential, particularly with the Targaryens. The Tyrells trace their line of descent to the legendary Garth Greenhand, the first King of the Reach belonging to House Gardener, who periodically intermarried with lower ranking houses such as the aforementioned roses and Florent. When Aegon conquered Westeros, the Gardeners were exterminated and the Tyrells were gifted lordship of the Reach.
They are a large, rich and powerful House; the Tyrell's wealth only being surpassed by the Hightowers and Lannisters. Not only that, they can statistically field the realm's greatest armies - due to the Reach having the largest population in the collective kingdoms. Additionally, they can call the fleet of their bannermen the Redwynes, Shield Islands and other coastal Lords into action quickly - commanding the biggest navy in Westeros.
The Reach is the heart of chivalry in the realm and the Tyrells like to embody this spirit. They style themselves 'High Marshall of the Reach' and 'Defender of the Marches', despite the fact the aforementioned Marches belong to the Stormlords. Tradtionally, they have held the title, Warden of the South.
The Tyrells have had a long-standing rivalry with the Martells of Dorne.
Their sigil is a golden rose on a field of green. Their words are 'Growing Strong', in reference to the fertility of the land they govern.
The castle of Highgarden was once the seat of House Gardener, until Aegon Targaryen defeated the last King of the Reach in the famous battle known as the Field of Fire and granted the Tyrells, who were Stewards for their Reach overlords, the large holdfast.
Highgarden is the regional capital of the Reach and lies on the Mander, where the Rose Road meets the Ocean Road - making it an important crossroad for travellers and traders.
It is renown for its fabled beauty. The tiered-walled castle has groves and fountains, shady courtyards, and marble colonnades. It is filled with singers, pipers, fiddlers and harpers. The stables have a fine selection of horseflesh, and there are pleasure boats to sail along the Mander.
There are fields of golden roses that stretch as far as the eye can see. Fruits grown nearby include melons, peaches, and fireplums.
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