List of A Song of Ice and Fire Characters - House Martell, Retainers, and Bannermen

House Martell, Retainers, and Bannermen

House Martell is one of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms and is the ruling house of the kingdom of Dorne. Its seat is at Sunspear castle. Its coat of arms displays a gold spear piercing a red sun on an orange field, and its words are Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken. Like the rest of Dorne, the House follows different laws than the other Houses of Westeros. It uses equal primogeniture to determine inheritance, meaning that the oldest child regardless of gender inherits. The rulers of Dorne are styled Prince or Princess instead of Lord or Lady. House Martell resisted rule under House Targaryen and only submitted after Daeron II married Myriah Martell. Fifteen years before the events of the series, the Martells supported the Targaryens and fought against the rebel forces. Elia and her children were killed in the rebellion, and her brothers Doran and Oberyn vowed revenge.

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