Elmo Tully

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Elmo Tully
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Elmo Tully, as depicted by Magali Villeneuve in The World of Ice & Fire.

Title Ser[1]
Lord Paramount of the Trident[1]
Lord of Riverrun[1]
Allegiance House Tully
Culture Rivermen
Born In or before 100 AC[2]
Died In 131 AC[3]
Issue Kermit Tully[1]
Oscar Tully[4]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)

Ser Elmo Tully was a knight of House Tully who briefly became Lord of Riverrun after the death of his grandfather, Lord Grover Tully.[1]


Lord Grover Tully wanted to support King Aegon II Targaryen and the greens during the Dance of the Dragons, but he was too aged and his grandson, Ser Elmo, kept the Tully banners at Riverrun. Supporting Aegon's rival, Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen, after Ser Addam Velaryon visited Riverrun atop Seasmoke,[5] Elmo led river lords at the Second Battle of Tumbleton. Grover passed away soon after the battle, with Elmo succeeding his grandfather as Lord of Riverrun. Elmo died from bad water while marching with the blacks forty-nine days later, however.[3] He was succeeded by his eldest son, Ser Kermit Tully.[1]


A dragon in one's courtyard does wonder to resolve one's doubts.[5]




Behind the Scenes

Elmo, his grandfather Grover, and his sons Kermit and Oscar are references by George R. R. Martin to The Muppets, with Lord Elmo being inspired by Elmo.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 The World of Ice & Fire, The Riverlands: House Tully.
  2. See the Elmo Tully calculation.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.
  4. Fire & Blood, Aftermath — The Hour of the Wolf.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.