Gerion Lannister

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Gerion Lannister
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Alias Gery
Allegiance House Lannister
Born In 255AC[1]
Died In circa 291AC
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (Mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (Mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)

Gerion Lannister was a member of House Lannister.

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Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Gerion Lannister

Gerion was the youngest and most reckless brother of Tywin Lannister, the head of the Lannister house. He was said to be a man quick to laugh and had a gift for making others laugh.[2]

Tyrion and Jaime often refer to him as their favorite uncle.[2] He is remembered fondly by the former for prizing and supporting Tyrion when the dwarf recited historical facts memorized by heart or cartwheeled across the supper table in Casterly Rock's great hall.

History

Like his brothers, Kevan and Tygett, Gerion was overshadowed by their older brother Tywin Lannister. While Kevan built up a life near Tywin and Tygett tried to be independent, Gerion mocked this "game" and made jokes.[3]

Gerion once gifted King Robert with a gilded dagger, complete with ivory grip and a sapphire on the pommel.[2] He also gifted Tyrion on his nameday with the books Wonders and Wonders Made by Man by Lomas Longstrider and often had Tyrion recite the sixteen wonders of the World.[4]

In 276AC, Gerion may have been one of Cersei's two uncles to be unhorsed by Prince Rhaegar at a tourney held at Lannisport. Later, circa 291AC, Gerion went on a quest to find the ancestral sword Brightroar and any other treasures that might have survived the Doom of Valyria.[5]

Almost a decade passed after his ship the Laughing Lion left Lannisport but Gerion never returned.[4] Tywin Lannister sent men to look for his lost brother and they traced him as far as Volantis, where half his crew had deserted him because of his intent to sail into the Smoking Sea. He had to buy slaves to replace them [4].

Gerion left behind a natural daughter named Joy Hill. The mother is not mentioned in the books.

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tytos
 
Jeyne Marbrand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tywin
 
Joanna
Lannister
 
Kevan
 
Dorna Swyft
 
Genna
 
Emmon Frey
 
Tygett
 
Darlessa Marbrand
 
Gerion
 
Briony
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert
Baratheon
 
Cersei
 
Jaime
 
 
Lancel
 
Martyn
 
 
Janei
 
 
 
 
Ermesande Hayford
 
Tyrek
 
 
 
 
 
Joy
Hill
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House Baratheon
 
 
 
Tyrion
 
Sansa
Stark
 
Willem
 
Issue
 
 



References and Notes

  1. ConCarolinas Westerlands Reading [1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 32, Tyrion.
  3. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 8, Tyrion.
  5. Tyrion states he was eighteen when Gerion left.A Dance with Dragons, Tyrion VIII
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