Horn Hill is the seat of House Tarly, and Lord Randyll Tarly. The strong castle is situated at the top of a grassy hill, with forest on all sides. In the distance, fertile farms can be seen. The woods around the castle are filled with excellent game, making them prime hunting grounds.
Any wishing to speak to House Tarly should seek them out here.
Lord Randyll Tarly
Appearance: Slightly taller than average height, lean but muscular, balding, short grey beard.
Titles: Lord of Horn Hill, Chief Bannerman of House Tyrell
The current Lord of Horn Hill and head of House Tarly, Randyll is not a man to be trifled with. Among the best battle commanders in Westeros and an excellent soldier, Randyll led the Targaryen-loyal vanguard at the Battle of Ashford, inflicting one of few defeats in the war on Robert Baratheon's rebel army. Randyll has a will of iron, putting honour and justice above mercy and compassion. He is cool and calculating, rarely losing his temper. However, he is rumoured to be incredibly frustrated with his son, Samwell. He carries the Valyrian Steel blade, Heartsbane, a sword which has been held by House Tarly for over 500 years.
Lady Melessa Tarly (Née Florent)
Appearance: Tall for a woman with long black hair and dark brown eyes. Fairly attractive, despite the large ears typical of House Florent.
Lady Melessa is the eldest daughter of Lord Alester Florent and his wife, Lady Melara Crane. She is the wife of Lord Randyll Tarly, and mother of his children. Their marriage is generally a loving one, though originally made for political reasons. Melessa is a kind and compassionate woman, who loves all her children dearly, despite the scorn her husband shows towards their eldest, Samwell. She is also clever with numbers, and deals with the family coffers while her husband is busy.
Appearance: Very fat with untidy, dark hair and pale eyes.
Samwell, or "Sam" to his mother, is nothing short of a terrible dissapointment to his father, Randyll. In contrast to his father's harsh military attitudes, Samwell likes music and books, and abbhors violence and blood, and his gentle nature has frustrated Lord Randyll for years. He has good relationships with his sisters, but tries to avoid his younger brother Dickon when possible. Despite his utter lack of confidence, he is a very intelligent young man. Rumours persist that Randyll has been thinking of ways to get rid of Samwell for years, held back only by his wife's love of the boy. Whatever his father's opinions, he is heir to Horn Hill as Randyll's firstborn son.
Appearance: A tall, pretty girl, with her mother's long black hair and dark eyes, but without the large ears of Florents.
Talla, despite her young age, is already showing signs of becoming a beautiful woman. More importantly than her looks, she shares her mother's kind nature, and enjoys playing with her brother Samwell, though she does not understand the appeal of his precious books, as she is not a particularly bright girl. However, she has a silver tongue, and is well versed in the pleasantries of court, and their disguised meanings.
Appearance: Average height, with red hair and a freckled face. She has a short nose and hazel eyes.
Alanna is generally a calm and inquisitive girl, but with a rebellious streak, and she is jealous of her sister's good looks.She is occasionally spiteful, but feels terribly guilty for days after she has done something she knows is wrong. Alanna has inherited her father's cold nature but semms likely to be more intelligent than either of her parents. She loves listening to her brother Samwell playing music, and shares his passion for reading. She can often be found pestering Horn Hill's Maester about any subject that takes her fancy, or riding around Horn Hill with the stablemaster, talking about horses.
Appearance: Tall and muscular for his age, with medium length brown hair and hazel eyes.
Everything that Samwell Tarly is not, Dickon is. He is the son that Randyll Tarly so desperately craved, even though Sam is technically still his heir. Dickon is lean and strong, good with a sword, and has a taste for combat. He shies away from books and music, things his father has drilled into him as bad, but has a more than ample education, with his father's knack for battle tactics and command. He may have been made into a good fighter, but Dickon is also kind, confident and quick to laugh, with a dashing smile. However, he still does not quite understand why he is rarely allowed to see his sisters and brother. Dickon is currently a squire.