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In the A Song of Ice and Fire series, everyone who claims to be the rightful heir to the Iron throne uses the following title:

[King or Queen] of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm

However, in Game of Thrones the Rhoynar are always omitted And up until now I had assumed this was because they were never mentioned in other contexts and it was just to avoid confusing people. For example in S04E05- First of His Name when Tommen is crowned king, the High Septon crowns him:

Tommen of the house Baratheon, First of his name, King of the Andals and the first Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm

However in the most recent episode, The Children, Daenerys (for what I believe to be the first time), is announced as also holding this honour:

Daenerys' titles in S04E10- The Children

Have I missed previous mentions or was this just an error added in by a fan working in the graphics department?

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The Rhoynar are the men who used to traditionally live along the banks of the river Rhoyne. However, 700 years before the Aegon's conquest around 250,000 of the Rhoynar died in the expansion of the Valyrian freehold. In such circumstancs, a warrior-queen named Nymeria fled with the remaining Rhoynar to the Dorne in southern Westoros. Nymeria then married a Dornish prince Mors Martell, and helped him secure his seat at Sunspear. The Rhoynar have lived among the Dornish since then, and all of the Dornish men today have some Rhoynar blood in them. Hence they are still referred to as Rhoynar men.

By S04E05, the Kingdom of Dorne had not been properly introduced to the viewers; it was only after Oberyn Martell's duel with the Mountain that Dorne came into focus. I think that's why they did not include "the King of Rhoynar" in Tommen's title, but did that in the last episode for Daenerys' title.

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Interesting theory. But wasn't Oberyn introduced much earlier, even before the Purple Wedding (i.e. before Tommen's coronation)? – Napoleon Wilson Jul 9 '14 at 14:00

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