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"Is this a rescue?"
―Willem Lannister to Rickard Karstark[src]

Willem Lannister, along with his brother Martyn, was a squire in the Lannister army. Both were younger sons of Ser Kevan Lannister, and younger brothers of Lancel Lannister.

Biography

Season 3

Willem, and his brother Martyn are captured by the forces of House Tully led by Edmure Tully following the Battle of Stone Mill. The two are kept as hostages at Riverrun, the seat of the Tullys.

After Robb Stark visits Riverrun to attend the funerals of Lord Hoster Tully, Willem and Martyn are visited in their cell by Queen Talisa Stark, who tends to Martyn's wounded hand. Willem looks on in silence while Martyn asks if the tales told among the Lannisters about Robb turning into a wolf at night or devouring his enemies are true.[1] Earlier, Robb criticized Edmure Tully for the Battle of the Stone Mill and concludes that Willem and Martyn are not valuable enough to exchange for Sansa or Arya Stark.

Martyn and Willem are later murdered inside their cells by Lord Rickard Karstark and five other men in retribution for his son being killed by Jaime Lannister, and in defiance of Robb Stark's orders. The men involved are subsequently hanged and Rickard is later beheaded for his treason by Robb, causing the Karstarks to desert Robb's cause.[2]

Family tree


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tywald
Lannister

Deceased
 
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Ellyn
Reyne
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Deceased
 
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Tion
Lannister

Deceased
 
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Tytos
Lannister

Deceased
 
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Jeyne Lannister
née Marbrand
Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tywin
Lannister

Deceased
 
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Joanna
Lannister

Deceased
 
 
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Kevan
Lannister

Deceased
 
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Dorna Lannister
née Swyft

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Robert
Baratheon
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Deceased
 
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Cersei
Lannister

Deceased
 
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Jaime
Lannister

Deceased
 
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Tysha


 
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Tyrion
Lannister


 
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Sansa
Stark
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Lancel
Lannister
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Deceased
 
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Martyn
Lannister

Deceased
 
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Willem
Lannister

Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Unnamed
son

Died in infancy
 
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Joffrey
Baratheon
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Deceased
 
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Margaery
Tyrell
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Deceased
 
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Myrcella
Baratheon
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Deceased
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Tommen
Baratheon
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Deceased
 
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Margaery
Tyrell
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Deceased
 
 

Appearances

Season Three appearances
Valar Dohaeris Dark Wings, Dark Words Walk of Punishment And Now His Watch Is Ended Kissed by Fire
The Climb The Bear and the Maiden Fair Second Sons The Rains of Castamere Mhysa

Quotes

Robb Stark: "Tywin Lannister has my sisters. Have I sued for peace?"
Edmure Tully: "No."
Robb Stark: "Do you think he'll sue for peace because we have his...father's brother's great-grandsons?"
Edmure Tully: "No."
Robb Stark dismisses Martyn and Willem's value as hostages.[src]
Robb Stark: "It took five of you to murder two unarmed squires."
Rickard Karstark: "Not murder, your grace. Vengeance."
Robb Stark: "Vengeance? Those boys didn't kill your sons. I saw Harrion die on the battlefield and Torrhen..."
Rickard Karstark: "Was strangled by the Kingslayer. They were his kin."
Robb Stark: "They were BOYS!"
Rickard Karstark's unsuccessful justification for murdering Willem and Martyn Lannister[src]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Willem and Martyn are the twin sons of Ser Kevan Lannister, and younger brothers of Lancel Lannister.

Willem and his cousin Tion Frey - son of Genna Lannister and Emmon Frey - are captured at the Battle of the Whispering Wood (while Martyn is captured at the Battle of Oxcross). Later, Willem and Tion are killed by Rickard Karstark.

See also

References

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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 · Reginald 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
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