Secondary Character: Oberyn Martell
Epithet: The Red Viper
Prince Oberyn Martell is younger brother to Prince Doran Martell, the Lord of Sunspear. Unlike his more cautious and reserved brother, Oberyn is a passionate man of action. He has eight bastard daughters, and it is said that he sleeps with both men and women. At the age of sixteen, Oberyn was found in bed with Lord Yronwood's paramour. Yronwood, a man with a short temper, challenged Oberyn to a duel, but to first blood only due to Oberyn's youth and high birth. Both men took wounds in the duel, and honor was satisfied. However, while Oberyn soon recovered from his wounds, Lord Yronwood's wounds festered and killed him. Oberyn has been called the "Red Viper" ever since, as it is believed that he had fought the duel with a poisoned sword. Prince Oberyn has one thing in common with his brother Doran - they both seek justice for the murder of their sister Elia Martell and her children.