What are the vows of a knight?

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Knights are an essential part of Southron culture in Westeros. Associated with Andal culture and the Faith, these warriors take vows not just of martial strength and skill, but of chivalry and honour.

But many of the knights that we meet in Westeros tend to place more weight on their skills with a lance or sword, than on their code of honour or chivalry. All too often, the honour that they’re concerned with is social status and prestige, rather than remembering to do all those things they vowed to do, like defend the innocent and vulnerable.

But what makes a knight a knight?

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How the Roses intertwined with the Stags

Growing Strong

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TV’s House Tyrell, sans the equally excellent Garlan and Willas

House words in Westeros aren’t just a catchy buzzword. They’re a mantra, an ethos to the way that this family works. Even after she’s Lady Stark, Catelyn Tully Stark makes decisions based on the Tully creed family, duty, honour. Daenerys spends her arc from Pentos to Meereen to the Dothraki Sea again figuring out what it means to bring fire and blood.

So if the Tyrells want to grow strong, work their way up the social chain, into positions of power, and have a Tyrell child one day be King on the Iron Throne… why marry the gay Baratheon brother? 

This post could also be titled: the Tyrells knew all about the Lannister twins incest, because Mace’s enthusiasm for a Tyrell King only makes sense if he knew that a child born to Renly Baratheon had the best chance of ending up on the Iron Throne.

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