Sons of the Citadel
Initially founded as a military outpost, Tolos was little more than a garrison for troops from Ghis to be within close distance to the Valyrian peninsula on the northern coast of Slaver’s Bay. Surprisingly, a discovery was made there that put the tiny city on the map and grew it into something much more significant. In the tide waters surrounding the city there is a type of sea snail found nowhere else in the known world. An extract from this snail, properly processed, renders the finest dyes found anywhere. This rarity of course creates value, and some few lucky merchant houses of Tolos became wealthy overnight in the trade of dyes and finished cloth. Ghis, the Freehold of Valyria, the Kingdom of Sarnor, Qohor, and even Andalos desire the fine Tolosi dyes, and wealth flows into the small city because of it.
As if shouting the source of their fame to the world, Tolosi most often style their hair and beards into outlandish and flamboyant shapes and colors, and wear clothing in bright, vibrant colors.