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"Your mother was a dumb whore with a fat arse, did you know that?"
Robert Baratheon to Lancel Lannister[src]

Dorna Lannister, née Swyft is the wife of Ser Kevan Lannister and mother of Ser Lancel Lannister, Martyn Lannister, and Willem Lannister.

Biography

Background

Dorna is a member of House Swyft of Cornfield, daughter of Ser Harys Swyft, the head of the house. She married Ser Kevan Lannister, younger brother of Lord Tywin Lannister. Her husband's niece, Cersei Lannister, insisted that her husband, King Robert Baratheon, make Dorna and Kevan's son, Lancel, his squire.[1]

Season 1

King Robert insults Lancel, calling his mother a whore with a fat arse.[2] Whether this is a baseless insult or an informed reference to Dorna's promiscuity - or the fatness of her arse - is not made clear. 

Season 3

Dorna's two youngest sons, Martyn and Willem, are captured by the forces led by Edmure Tully following the battle of Stone Mill. They are taken hostage and placed in a cell at Riverrun, the seat of the House Tully. The two boys are murdered by Lord Rickard Karstark as an act of revenge for Jaime Lannister killing his son, Torrhen.[3]

Season 6

Dorna's remaining son, Lancel, and her husband, Kevan, are incinerated in the wildfire explosion orchestrated by Cersei at the Great Sept of Baelor.[4]

Family tree


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tywald
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Ellyn
Reyne
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Famtree-TionLannister
Tion
Lannister

Deceased
 
Famtree-TytosLannister
Tytos
Lannister

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Jeyne Lannister
née Marbrand
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Tywin
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Joanna
Lannister

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Kevan
Lannister

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Dorna Lannister
née Swyft
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Robert
Baratheon
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Cersei
Lannister

Deceased
 
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Jaime
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Tysha


 
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Tyrion
Lannister


 
Famtree-SansaStark
Sansa Stark
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Lancel Lannister Faith-Militant-Main-Shield
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Famtree-MartynLannister
Martyn
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Famtree-WillemLannister
Willem
Lannister

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Unnamed son

Died in infancy
 
Famtree-JoffreyBaratheon
Joffrey
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Famtree-MargaeryTyrell
Margaery
Tyrell
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Famtree-MyrcellaBaratheon
Myrcella
Baratheon
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Tommen
Baratheon
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Famtree-MargaeryTyrell
Margaery
Tyrell
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In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Dorna is the daughter of Ser Harys Swyft, the Knight of Cornfield and a loyal bannerman of House Lannister. Her father married her to Kevan Lannister and they have three sons: Lancel and the twins Martyn and Willem. They also have a daughter, Janei. Lancel is their eldest child and Janei the youngest.

According to Kevan, Dorna is a gentle soul, never comfortable except at home with friends and kin around her. She prays seven times a day and loves needlework and flowers.

Dorna is described "chinless lady, flat-chested and chicken-legged" with her lack of chin shared by her father, yet she is still very loved by her husband.

In his last moments, after being fatally injured by Varys, Kevan's last thought is about Dorna.

See also

References

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Lord: Ser Harys Swyft Heir:
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Seat: Cornfield Lands: The Westerlands
Title(s): Knight of Cornfield
Current members:Dorna Swyft
Overlord:House Lannister
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Lord: Tyrion Lannister Heir:
House-Lannister-Main-Shield
Seat: Casterly Rock / Red Keep Lands: The Westerlands / The Crownlands
Title(s): Lord Paramount of the Westerlands · Lord of Casterly Rock · Warden of the West · King of the Rock (pre-War of Conquest)
Ancestors:Lann the Clever · Gerold Lannister · Tommen II Lannister · Loren Lannister · Tyland Lannister · Damon Lannister
Current members:Tyrion Lannister · Dorna Lannister · Cynda Lannister · Lyman Lannister
Deceased members:Tytos Lannister · Joanna Lannister · Stafford Lannister · Alton Lannister · Martyn Lannister · Willem Lannister · Orson Lannister · Tywin Lannister · Lancel Lannister · Kevan Lannister · Jaime Lannister · Cersei Lannister
Household:Bronn · Gregor Clegane · Qyburn · {Amory Lorch} · {Polliver} · {Rorge} · {Biter}