Tristan was born in year 484 AC. He is the oldest child of Brandon and Lyra Forrester. He is the oldest of three children and the only son of the family. This caused his upbringing to be very interesting as it was his sole responsiblity to continue his fathers line.
Growing up in Ironrath, which at the time of his youth was one of the richest northern houses of the north, many thought him as a rich and privileged child. This was not the case as Tristan would never throw his Forrester name around rather letting his actions define him.
As soon as he could lift a sword his father had him train with Ironrath's Master-at-Arms in the art of swordplay. It didn't take long for him to reach the upper ranks of fighters in the keep. Not to be out done his mother stressed the importance of him not being a "sword swinging barbarian like his late Uncle Olyvar." When he wasn't training his body he was training his mind with his Uncle Cedrik, who is Ironrath's Maester.
On the final year of the Fourth Era, Brandon Forrester asked his son to leave Ironrath to begin establishing trading agreements. At first Tristan was outspoken about not leaving but his father convinced him by saying he would only intrust this task to him and that its success was crucial to the long term health of the House.
Tristan still under his fathers order travels to the different Northern cities in hopes of creating successful trade routes with Ironrath.
Tristan returns to Ironrath on the request of his father. Once back he he became friends with some of the sellswords that were provided by the Whitehills.
Tristan's mother held a celebration for his twenty fifth name day. It was during this time that Brandon notices the political knowledge of his son. Tristan was able to mingle and be friendly with most of those in attendance.
When Tristan's sister, Myra, begins to return to King's Landing with Tristan accompanying her. He was set to take over the forging and production workshop that Myra runs for the house in the family.
During their travels Tristan learns that his sister has fallen for a small folk, a simple farmer.
Robert Forrester, grandfather (deceased)
Gwin Forrester, grandmother (deceased)
Brandon Forrester, father
Lyra Forrester, mother
Myra Forrester, sister
Bryan Forrester, uncle
Jayne Forrester, aunt
Edric Forrester, cousin
Bethany Forrester, cousin (deceased)
Rickard Snow, cousin
Sarra Forrester, cousin
Olyvar Forrester, uncle (deceased)
Cedrik Forrester, uncle