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"Without the Lannisters, we are not like to find any allies west of the Golden Tooth."
―Rhaenyra Targaryen[src]

House Lannister[1] of Casterly Rock is one of the Great Houses of Westeros, one of its richest and most powerful families and one of its oldest dynasties. They rule over the Westerlands.



House Lannister is one of the Great Houses of Westeros. Their lands are in the far west of the continent. Their seat is Casterly Rock, a castle on a rocky promontory overlooking the Sunset Sea. It overlooks the thriving city of Lannisport and sits atop the most productive gold mine in the Westerlands. They are the wealthiest family in the realm.

Fair-haired, tall and handsome, the modern Lannisters are the blood of Andal adventurers who carved out a mighty kingdom in the western hills and valleys. Through the female line, they boast of descent from Lann the Clever, the legendary trickster of the Age of Heroes who swindled Casterly Rock from House Casterly. They once possessed a Valyrian steel sword called Brightroar, which was lost by King Tommen II Lannister. With the great riches of Casterly Rock, the Lannisters became Kings of the Rock for thousands of years and had opposed the Ironborn raiders, with King Gerold Lannister raided the Iron Islands and took a hundred hostages. During the coming of the Andals, House Lannister initially opposed Andal incursions but later took Andal sons and daughters as wards and fosterlings.

During Aegon's Conquest, as Aegon began defeating the Seven Kingdoms into compliance, King Loren Lannister allied with King Mern IX Gardener of the Reach to defeat Aegon I Targaryen, forming an army of fifty five thousand men and charged the Targaryen host of ten thousand men. As the Targaryen host began splintering, Aegon, Rhaenys and Visenya unleashed their three dragons for the first and only time, killing over four thousand men, including House Gardener in the decisive Field of Fire. King Loren was captured and he bent the knee becoming the first Warden of the West. Queen Visenya is said to have been grateful that Loren rode to war instead of seeking refuge in his castle, as Casterly Rock may have withstood even dragonflame.

House of the Dragon: Season 1[]

A member of House Lannister travels to King's Landing to participate in the Heir's Tournament; a joust to celebrate the birth of Prince Baelon Targaryen. They are passed over by Prince Daemon Targaryen in favor of Ser Gwayne Hightower, whom the prince selects as his first opponent. A Lannister is later killed in a brutal mêlée.[2]

During the royal hunt in the Kingswood for Prince Aegon Targaryen's second nameday, Lord Jason Lannister vies for Rhaenyra's hand but is rejected.[3] Ser Tyland Lannister succeeds Lord Corlys as Master of Ships. The Lannisters attend the wedding of Rhaenyra and Ser Laenor Velaryon [4] Eventually, Tyland becomes part of the Green Council and House Lannister aligns with the Greens.[5]

House of the Dragon: Season 2[]

Following the outbreak of the Dance of the Dragons, Lord Jason calls his banners and begins amassing the armies of the Westerlands at the Golden Tooth.[6]


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In the books[]

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  1. Conjecture based on information from Fire & Blood; may be subject to change.

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