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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Families of Westeros: House Martell

HOUSE MARTELL

Sigil
House Martells sigil is a red sun, pierced with a golden spear on an orange background. 


Motto
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.

Members of House Martell
Prince of Dorne and Lord of Sunspear Doran Martell
-His wife Mellario of Norvos
-their children
-Arianne, eldest daughter and heir to Sunspear
-Prince Quentyn, his eldest son
-Prince Trystane, bethrothed to Princess Myrcella Baratheon
-His sister, Princess Elia Martell (deceased)
-her husband Rhaegar Targaryen (deceased)
-their children
-Rhaenys, eldest daughter (deceased)
-Aegon Targaryen, only son (deceased)
-Prince Oberyn Martell, his younger brother
-his paramour Ellaria Sand
-their bastard children
-Elia Sand, the oldest daughter of Oberyn and Ellaria, she seems to be named after Princess Elia, 
-Obella Sand, known as ''Lady Lance'', she is a member of the Sand Snakes
-Dorea Sand,  she is a member of the Sand Snakes
-Loreza Sand, she is a member of the Sand Snakes
-Oberyns bastard daughters with various other women:
-Obara Sand, her mother was an Oldtown whore, she is a member of the Sand Snakes
-Nymeria Sand her mother was a noblewoman from Volantis, she is a member of the Sand Snakes
-Tyene Sand, her mother is a Septa, she is a member of the Sand Snakes
-Sarella Sand, her mother is from the Summer Isles and is the captain of the Feathered Kiss, she is a member of the Sand Snakes.

Principle Houses sworn to Sunspear
House Allyrion of Godsgrace
House Blacmont of Blackmont
House Dalt of Lemonwood
House Dayne of Starfall 
House Fowler of Skyreach
House Gargalen of Salt Shore
House Jordayne of the Tor
House Manwoody of Kingsgrave
House Qorgyle of Sandstone
House Santagar of Spottswood
House Toland of Ghost Hill
House Uller of the Hellholt
House Vaith of the Red Dunes
House Wyl of Wyl
House Yronwood of Yronwood 

House Martell


Where are they now?
In season 4 we are finally introduced to some of the members of House Martell of Dorne. We have heard them mentioned before but, in this season we finally get to meet some of them.

-Oberyn Martell is currently in Kings Landing for King Joffrey's wedding, but now Joffrey's dead and the place in a bit of a heap!! Tywin offers Oberyn a place on the small council, it's his indirect way of admitting that he will need Dorne when Daenerys finally comes to Westeros with her dragons. As Dorne was the only kingdom to escape the last time dragons attacked Westeros.

-Ellaria Sand is Oberyn's paramour and mother to four of his bastard daughters. She has come to Kings Landing with him and is causing quite a stir as she is bastard born, and we all know how most people feel about bastards in Westeros.

The Martell's are going to have a big part to play in Season 4 and the other season's to come. Might they be the family that could finally take on the Lannisters?!