A beautiful, slender youth with curling brown hair, Ser Loras has already won wide-fame as a prodigously talented knight, a champion who defeated the Kingslayer in the lists and already carried away prizes despite being all of 16 years old. He is known as the Knight of Flowers, referring to the golden rose sigil of his house and the flowery fields of the Reach which they rule. Both gallant and bold, he is also the favored son of one of the kingdom’s most powerful and richest houses, House Tyrell of Highgarden. Ser Loras served as Lord Renly Baratheon’s squire, and remains his friend at court since his knighthood.
The actor cast in the part is somewhat older than the character.