The Princess, The Grass & The Viper

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House Martell of Sunspear is one of the great houses of The Seven Kingdoms and is the ruling house of Dorne in the deep south of Westeros. ‘Nymeros’ derives from “the line of the great warrior queen, Nymeria. Their seat of power is in Sunspear.

The Martells in the old days took a spear as their sigil , whilst Nymeria of The Rhoynar used the sun as theirs. Nymeria wed Lord Mors Martell, thus their sigils became one, a gold spear piercing a red sun on an orange field. Their words are Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken. Their motto derives from Aegon’s conquest of Westeros. The first Targaryens, Aegon I, Visneya and Rhaenys conquered six of the seven kingdoms. Aegon tried to conquer Dorne but the Dornish used guerilla warfare to win. His dragons were useless in a such a battle. He left Dorne to themselves and gave them titles of…

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