The Great Houses - House Martell
Nymeria, the warrior queen of the Rhoyne, brought her ten thousand ships to land in Dorne, the southernmost of the Seven Kingdoms, and took Lord Mors Martell to husband. With her help, he vanquished his rivals to rule all Dorne. The Rhoynar influence remains strong. Thus Dornish rulers style themselves “Prince” rather than “King”. Under Dornish law, lands and titles pass to the eldest child, not the eldest male. Dorne, alone of the Seven Kingdoms, was never conquered by Aegon the Dragon. It was not permanently joined to the realm until two hundred year later, and then by marriage and treaty, not the sword. Peaceable King Daeron II succeeded where the warriors had failed by wedding the Dornish princess Myriah and giving his own sister in marriage to the reigning Prince of Dorne. The Martell banner is a red sun pierced by a golden spear. Their words are “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”.
Even if you don’t let me touch you ever again I only ask you to please let me stay next you anyway. ~ Kaname Kuran — (via xredxviperx)
There is no such thing as coincidence in this world. The only thing is hitsuzen.
Hitsuzen…A naturally fore-ordained event. A state in which all other outcomes are impossible. — Clamp, xXxHolic, Yuuko Ichihara
Hatori: “What do you think snow becomes after it melts?”
Tohru: “What? Um, let’s see. It..It becomes spring, doesn’t it? No matter how cold it is now, spring will come for sure. Amazing, isn’t it? Snow always melts away. Always. I love spring the most. — Natsuki Takaya, Fruits Basket
Come to me, clouds. May you rise as an evil storm born to rip them open. Let the cover of night bear witness and destroy those who resist so they shall harm me not. Let the blood of many cleanse me, preserving beauty eternal, I pray you. — Stay Alive, Prayer of Elizabeth
I want these gentle hands…and this kind smile…Even though I should not want such a thing. — Matsuri Hino, Vampire Knight, Zero