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House Martell of Sunspear
Sunspear is located on a peninsula of land just south of the Broken Arm.
A thousand years ago, Dorne was filled with petty, warring lords. When the warrior queen of the Rhoynar of the eastern continent, Nymeria, came with her people to Westeros, she took one of the strongest of the Dornish lords as husband. Lord Mors Martell, with the aid of Nymeria and the Rhoynar, conquered the rest of Dorne. Following the custom of the Rhoynar, the Martells now call themselves Princes. Dorne was the only kingdom in Westeros to be ruled independently from the Targaryens, and did so for 150 years.
After repeated attempts at conquest failed, King Otto brought Dorne into the fold by peaceable means, marrying the Prince of Sunspear’s sister and giving his own sister to be the wife of the Prince. Their motto is, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.”
House Martell supported the crown during the Blackfyre Rebellion.
House Martell were one of the guests invited to King Otto I's celebration of victory over House Blackfyre.
It was decreed that The Stormlands would be governed via joint operation of House Martell and Tyrell, until a new Lord Paramount could be found. Not long after this decree.
House Lannister instituted a new holiday, "Day of Reconciliation", in which everyone in the region under his rule, would celebrate the prosperity and revitalization of the lands. House Lannister invited a number of lords from around Westeros to Riverrun where the family would graciously host the event.
Houses Bolling, Wagstaff, Hasty and Lonmouth of the Stormlands swore fealty to Prince Saban and House Martell.
The Crown officially announced the House Martell was being removed from the Stormland's project.
Elyana Manderly was officially granted the surname Martell by Prince Saban's decree.