171 Facts About House Tully


House Tully Stark had ruled as the Kings in the North for thousands of years until House Tully Targaryen conquered Westeros, whereafter the Starks were known as the Lords of Winterfell and Wardens of the North.

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For prizing honor and devotion to duty, House Tully Stark is the closest of the noble houses to heroism.

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House Tully is executed, by Joffrey's order, on the steps of the Great Sept of Baelor.

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House Tully serves as a POV character for 15 chapters in A Game of Thrones.

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House Tully is the daughter of Lord Hoster Tully of Riverrun; niece to Ser Brynden Tully and sister to Lysa Arryn of the Vale and to Edmure Tully.

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House Tully is murdered during the Red Wedding, and later resurrected as an undead, vengeful killer under the name of Lady Stoneheart.

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House Tully serves as a POV character for 25 chapters throughout A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords.

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House Tully is not a POV character, but features in the POV chapters of his family members in the first three novels in the series.

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House Tully serves as a POV character for 24 chapters throughout A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Feast for Crows.

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House Tully serves as a POV character for 33 chapters throughout A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons.

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House Tully serves as the third-person narrator of twenty-one chapters throughout A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Dance with Dragons.

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House Tully is theorized to be the son of Lyanna Stark, Ned Stark's sister, and Rhaegar Targaryen.

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House Tully appears briefly at the start of A Game of Thrones, first in Winterfell and then later on the Wall at Castle Black, where he travels with his bastard nephew Jon Snow.

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House Tully died at the young age of 16, was said to have been very beautiful by all who knew her as "a child-woman of surpassing loveliness" and "a wild beauty".

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House Tully was remembered as being headstrong and "had a touch of" the fabled Starks' "wolf blood", and was one of the best horse-riders in the North.

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House Tully was betrothed to Robert Baratheon, who was deeply in love with her, although she was unimpressed by Robert's reputation for infidelity.

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House Tully was later chosen by the eventual jousting champion, Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, as the tourney's "Queen of Love and Beauty".

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House Tully meets Robb Stark when he is wounded, and falls in love with him during his convalescence.

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House Tully marries her the next day to preserve her honour, in doing so breaking a marriage contract with House Frey.

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House Tully's seat is the Dreadfort and his sigil is a flayed human, a homage to the ancient Bolton tradition of flaying enemies.

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House Tully is nicknamed "the Leech Lord" for regular leechings meant to improve his health.

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House Tully is known as the Bastard of Bolton or the Bastard of the Dreadfort.

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House Tully takes great pleasure and pride in torturing others and enthusiastically practices the Bolton custom of flaying their enemies.

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House Tully is described as ugly, with blotchy skin and dry, dark hair.

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House Tully is betrothed to Daryn Hornwood, heir to the Hornwood, but Jaime Lannister kills him alongside two of her brothers.

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House Tully's father offers her to whomever captures Jaime Lannister, so the sadistic sellsword Vargo Hoat captures Jaime in the hope of becoming Lord of Karhold.

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House Tully declares for Stannis when he comes North in the hope this will mean the Lannisters execute his great-nephew Harrion Karstark, so Karhold will pass to Alys, whom Arnolf intends to force into marriage with his son Cregan Karstark.

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House Tully is an enormously fat man, with two sons, Ser Wylis and Ser Wendel Manderly.

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House Tully is over seven feet tall, and hinted to possibly have giant ancestry.

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House Tully has a friendly, childlike disposition and possesses great physical strength, though he is too timid and gentle to use it against others.

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House Tully becomes close to Bran Stark and often gives him advice about the oncoming winter.

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House Tully joins Bran and Rickon hiding in Winterfell's crypt after faking escape.

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House Tully has brown eyes and dark hair and is described as being very pretty.

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House Tully is intensely loyal and protective of her "prince" as well as of her own brother, with Bran commenting that the only one who ever angers or upsets her is her brother, Jojen.

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House Tully is a skilled huntress and fights with a small fishing net and a three-pronged frog spear ; she is able to defeat Bran's direwolf, Summer, in mock combat by entangling the direwolf in her net.

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House Tully is short and slim with unusually deep green eyes, and he wears green-colored clothing.

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House Tully Targaryen was the ruling house of the Seven Kingdoms for nearly 300 years, holding royal court in King's Landing.

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House Tully was later crowned as King Aegon V when a Great Council bypassed those before him in the line of succession and his older brother Aemon chose to abdicate by joining the Night's Watch.

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House Tully was called "Aegon the Unlikely" because as the fourth son of a fourth son, he was placed very low down the line of succession and therefore considered unlikely to inherit the Iron Throne.

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House Tully's sister-wife Rhaella bore him eight children, but only three survived into adulthood: sons Rhaegar and Viserys and daughter Daenerys, who was not yet born when the Targaryen dynasty fell.

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House Tully died 14 years before the events of A Game of Thrones, and his life's tales are mainly narrated through the words of Jaime Lannister, Cersei Lannister, Barristan Selmy and Daenerys, as well as commentaries by Eddard Stark, Aemon Targaryen, Jorah Mormont, Meera Reed, Jon Connington and Gilly.

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House Tully is widely nicknamed the "Beggar King" across both Essos and Westeros.

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House Tully loses influence over Daenerys, who gradually stands up to his abusive behavior.

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House Tully serves as the point of view character in thirty-one chapters throughout A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Dance with Dragons.

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House Tully is to be used by Varys and Illyrio as a puppet king.

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House Tully is one of the only three characters to have appeared in both the A Song of Ice and Fire novels and the Tales of Dunk and Egg novellas.

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House Tully is an albino, with white skin, long white hair, and red eyes.

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House Tully has a red birthmark on his left cheek, said to be in the shape of a raven, and thus the source of his nickname "Bloodraven".

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House Tully was sent to the Wall as the punishment and later elected the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, and served in that capacity for many years before disappearing during a ranging beyond the Wall.

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House Tully is the fourth and youngest son of Daeron II Targaryen.

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House Tully was made Prince of Summerhall, a summer castle built in the Stormlands by his father.

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House Tully was angry when his father Daeron ordered that his third son Aemon be sent to the Citadel.

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House Tully allows Dunk to take Aegon as his squire when Dunk points out how Daeron and Aerion turned out.

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House Tully Blackfyre is a semi-extinct cadet house of House Tully Targaryen.

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House Tully Blackfyre was founded when Aegon IV "the Unworthy" legitimized all his bastard children on his deathbed.

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House Tully becomes romantically involved with her, eventually becoming one of her advisors.

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House Tully is the commander of Daenerys's Unsullied and one of her trusted advisors.

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Lannisters began as a First Men dynasty descended from the legendary trickster Lann the Clever, who swindled their traditional seat of Casterly Rock of House Tully Casterly, ruling the Westerlands as Kings of theRock ever since.

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House Tully serves as the third-person narrator of twelve chapters in A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.

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House Tully serves as the third-person narrator of seventeen chapters throughout A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons.

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House Tully was widely considered one of the best swordsmen in all the Seven Kingdoms before having his right hand chopped off by Vargo Hoat.

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House Tully is the narrator with the most chapters in the books.

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House Tully is described as a strong-willed child with a vicious temper and a sadistic streak.

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House Tully is described as delicate, beautiful and courteous, and is said to have all her mother's beauty but none of her cruel nature.

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House Tully serves as the third-person narrator for the epilogue of A Dance with Dragons.

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House Tully is comfortable with carrying out Tywin's wishes and resigned himself to perpetually living in his brother's shadow.

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House Tully is described as having a sardonic sense of humor and a pragmatic, amoral philosophy.

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House Tully helps Catelyn take Tyrion to the Eyrie, where he befriends Tyrion.

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House Tully is regarded as one of the most dangerous and skilled fighters in Westeros.

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House Tully's face is distinguished by gruesome burn scars, which he received as a child when his brother pushed his head into a brazier.

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House Tully continues his duties through A Storm of Swords until Tyrion vanishes in A Feast for Crows.

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House Tully follows Brienne of Tarth, knowing that she was searching for Tyrion's wife Sansa Stark.

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House Tully becomes Brienne's squire and serves her as faithfully as he did Tyrion.

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House Tully accompanies him to King's Landing, against Tywin's orders, and serves as his mistress.

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House Tully is later found in Tywin's bed by Tyrion and strangled to death with the Hand's Chain.

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House Tully Baratheon is the youngest of the great houses of the Seven Kingdoms and the principal house of the Stormlands.

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Under Robert, House Tully Baratheon occupies the Iron Throne in King's Landing, with his younger brothers Stannis and Renly ruling Dragonstone and the ancestral seat Storm's End, respectively.

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House Tully was the ward of Jon Arryn and was raised at the Eyrie alongside Eddard Stark.

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House Tully is portrayed as a brooding and humorless man with a harsh sense of justice and an obsession with slights both real and imagined.

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House Tully is regarded as a skilled but overcautious military commander.

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House Tully is described as handsome and charismatic, winning friends easily.

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House Tully is described as being fairly unattractive with extremely prominent ears and a hint of a mustache on her upper lip.

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House Tully is the first of her family to be converted to the religion of the Red God by Melisandre.

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House Tully contracted the lethal greyscale disease as a child, disfiguring her by leaving the left side of her cheek and most of her neck covered by grey, cracked, and stone-like skin.

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House Tully was conceived on Stannis and Selyse's wedding night, when Robert seduced and deflowered Delena Florent, one of Selyse's cousins, in Stannis' marriage bed.

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House Tully is introduced in A Clash of Kings and serves as the third-person narrator for one chapter of A Dance with Dragons.

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House Tully is described as a beautiful woman with red eyes, always dressing in red and rarely sleeping or eating.

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House Tully is introduced in A Clash of Kings and is the third-person narrator for thirteen chapters throughout A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Dance with Dragons.

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House Tully blames Melisandre for the deaths of his sons and plans to kill her, but she receives word of the plot and he is jailed.

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House Tully will be killed several other times, only to be repeatedly brought back to life.

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House Tully took Robert and Eddard Stark as wards and became a father figure to both.

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Lysa Arryn, formerly of House Tully, is the second child and youngest daughter of Lord Hoster Tully.

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House Tully ruled the Eyrie as High Steward of the Vale during Jon Arryn's absence and acted as Keeper of the Gates of the Moon and feels he is owed for his years of service.

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The Greyjoys became Lords Paramount of the Iron Islands after House Tully Targaryen conquered the Seven Kingdoms and allowed the Ironborn to choose who would have primacy over them.

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House Tully has two surviving children, his only daughter, Asha, and Theon.

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House Tully captures the Neck and ravages the coastline of the Stark-held North.

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House Tully dies in A Storm of Swords after falling off a bridge during a storm.

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House Tully serves as the third-person narrator for four chapters throughout A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.

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House Tully is eventually captured by Stannis Baratheon and travels with his army toward Winterfell, where she is reunited with her brother Theon.

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House Tully is the third-person narrator for thirteen chapters throughout A Clash of Kings and A Dance with Dragons.

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House Tully wears a patch over his left eye, for which he is nicknamed "Crow's Eye", and is more ruthless and sadistic than his brothers.

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House Tully sends his brother Victarion away to court Daenerys Targaryen in his name and bring her and her dragons to Westeros.

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House Tully first appears in A Clash of Kings and is present as his brother, King Balon Greyjoy, reveals his plans to invade the north; Victarion is given overall command of the invasion.

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House Tully appears next in A Feast for Crows and serves as the third-person narrator for four chapters throughout A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.

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House Tully is introduced in A Clash of Kings and serves as a third-person narrator for two chapters of A Feast for Crows.

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House Tully is the richest man in the Iron Islands and the maternal uncle of Asha Greyjoy, one of his sisters being Balon's wife.

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House Tully has so many books that they have filled one of the Towers in his castle of Ten Towers.

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Dorne, along with House Tully Martell, is culturally, ethnically, and politically distinct from the rest of the kingdoms.

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House Tully is a cautious, pensive man who does not display his emotions.

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House Tully swears loyalty to Joffrey only after Myrcella Baratheon is betrothed to Trystane by Tyrion Lannister, sending her off to Dorne.

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House Tully serves as the third-person narrator for two chapters in A Feast for Crows, and will be the narrator for at least two chapters in The Winds of Winter.

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House Tully is cunning and beautiful and is close with her cousins, the Sand Snakes.

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House Tully serves as the third-person narrator for four chapters in A Dance with Dragons.

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House Tully is described as intelligent, serious, and dutiful, though not particularly handsome.

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House Tully married Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, and bore him two children: a daughter Rhaenys and a son Aegon.

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House Tully is a hot-headed, forceful, and lustful man with a quick wit and a barbed tongue.

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House Tully is a formidable fighter and is called the "Red Viper" because it is rumored he poisons his weapons.

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House Tully accompanies Oberyn to King's Landing when Oberyn takes the seat on the small council.

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House Tully serves as the third-person narrator for two chapters throughout A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.

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House Tully was born as the youngest of a large family in Norvos.

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House Tully helps foil Arianne Martell's plot to name Myrcella Baratheon the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, killing Arys Oakheart in the process.

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House Tully is one of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms and is the principal house in the Riverlands.

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When House Targaryen invaded Westeros, Lord Tully was among the first to welcome the invaders.

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Hoster House Tully is the Lord of Riverrun and Lord Paramount of the Trident.

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House Tully is the father of Catelyn Stark, Lysa Arryn, and Edmure Tully.

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Edmure House Tully is the third child, only son, and heir of Lord Hoster House Tully.

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House Tully is dutiful and wishes to earn his father's respect and protect the common people of the Riverlands.

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House Tully takes command of the Riverlands in A Game of Thrones because of his father's illness and is taken captive by Jaime Lannister.

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House Tully is rescued by his nephew Robb Stark, and upon hearing of Eddard Stark's death he leads the Riverland lords in proclaiming Robb the King in the North.

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However, the wedding is a trap and the Stark-House Tully army is massacred, breaching ancient guest right customs.

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Edmure is taken to Casterly Rock, where he and the remaining members of House Tully are to spend the rest of their lives as prisoners to House Lannister.

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House Tully constantly quarreled with his brother, usually over Brynden's refusal to marry.

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House Tully is appointed head of Robb's outriders and is a crucial member of the war council.

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House Tully is called the Lord of the Crossing as the placement of his castle allows him to control who crosses the river, giving Walder Frey considerable strategic importance.

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House Tully is known for having over a hundred descendants from his eight wives.

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House Tully emphasizes family loyalty and believes in taking care of relations, including those who disappoint him.

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House Tully then swears loyalty to House Lannister and his second son Emmon Frey receives Riverrun, the seat of House Tully, as a reward, with advantageous marriages for other descendants.

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House Tully Frey is so large and factional that many of the Freys hate each other, aspiring to become Lord of the Crossing.

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House Tully has three sons—Willas, Garlan, and Loras—and one daughter, Margaery.

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House Tully is described as a prematurely old and tedious man who lacks in political savvy and is thought to serve as the figurehead to his mother, Olenna.

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House Tully is a young, but highly skilled knight and jouster.

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House Tully is beloved by the crowds, and many young girls are infatuated with him.

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House Tully successfully captures Dragonstone but is badly wounded and near death.

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House Tully is an intelligent, beautiful, and shrewd young woman, and despite being only sixteen, she is manipulative and adept at political intrigue.

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House Tully is described as a wizened and cunning old woman with a wicked wit and a sharp tongue, and is known for openly stating her opinion.

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House Tully was the Lord of Bear Island in the North but joined the Watch to pass the title to his son Jorah Mormont.

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House Tully keeps a raven capable of speaking simple phrases as a pet.

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House Tully leads the survivors to Craster's Keep, where he is killed in a mutiny.

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House Tully was later offered the throne of the Seven Kingdoms after the death of his father Maekar, but ceded the rule to Aegon and joined the Night's Watch.

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House Tully first appears in A Game of Thrones as commander of the City Watch.

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House Tully is in charge of the day-to-day running of the Night's Watch, dealing with issues of supplies, funding, logistics and communications.

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House Tully is one of Jon Snow's closest friends at Castle Black.

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House Tully is one of the men brought along as muscle to assist Lord Commander Jon Snow in escorting Janos Slynt for his execution.

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House Tully is killed by a White Walker, and turned into a wight, after which he kills Gared, making him the first character whose death is explicitly depicted in the series.

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House Tully rejoins the wildlings, and is present when Rattleshirt traps Qhorin and Jon in a cave, resulting in Jon feigning surrender by killing Qhorin.

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House Tully is the POV character of the prologue chapter of A Dance With Dragons.

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House Tully is described as bald and fat, and he usually affects a fawning, effeminate manner.

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House Tully knows all of the secret passages in the royal castle and his spies are found everywhere.

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House Tully is secretly an agent of influence for House Lannister: he convinced King Aerys II Targaryen to open the gates for Tywin Lannister during Robert's rebellion, he allowed Jon Arryn to die to keep the true parentage of Cersei Lannister's children secret, and would have killed King Robert Baratheon upon Cersei's command.

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House Tully serves as the third-person narrator for four chapters in A Dance with Dragons.

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House Tully has been a member of the Kingsguard for most of his life and served three kings.

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House Tully remained loyal to House Targaryen during Robert Baratheon's rebellion, but he later accepted Robert's pardon and held his position as commander.

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House Tully serves as the third-person narrator for one chapter in A Feast for Crows.

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House Tully is said to be skilled with the lance, Morningstar, and bow and arrow.

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House Tully is a skilled headsman, seldom requiring a second stroke to finish his charges.

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House Tully serves as Jaime's sparring partner in A Feast for Crows.

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House Tully is a formidable fighter known for using a flaming sword.

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House Tully is an accomplished warrior and has never been defeated in battle.

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House Tully later meets Arya Stark, who frees him and the two others when the group is attacked by Lannister forces commanded by Amory Lorch.

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House Tully is overweight, although in his youth he was a strong mercenary.

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House Tully bought Tyrion Lannister, Penny, and Jorah Mormont from the slavers, and gives them to the charge of his henchman, Nurse.

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