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|Born||In 255 AC|
|Died||In circa 291 AC|
|Book(s)|| The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)|
A Game of Thrones (appendix)
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.
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Gerion Lannister
Tyrion and Jaime Lannister often refer to him as their favorite uncle. 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.
Like his brothers, Kevan and Tygett, Gerion was overshadowed by their older brother Tywin Lannister. While Kevan built up a life at Tywin's side, and Tygett tried to be independent, Gerion mocked this "game" and made jokes. Gerion's relationship with his eldest brother was notoriously stormy.
Gerion once gifted King Robert Baratheon with a gilded dagger, complete with ivory grip and a sapphire on the pommel. 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.
In 276 AC, Gerion participated in a tourney held by Tywin at Lannisport, in a celebration for the birth of Prince Viserys Targaryen. During that tourney, he was unhorsed by Prince Rhaegar Targaryen.
Later, circa 291 AC, Gerion went on a quest to find the ancestral sword Brightroar and any other treasures that might have survived the Doom of Valyria. Almost a decade passed after his ship the Laughing Lion left Lannisport, but Gerion never returned. 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.
Gerion left behind a bastard daughter named Joy Hill.
|Kevan||Dorna Swyft||Genna||Emmon Frey||Tygett||Darlessa Marbrand||Gerion||Briony|
References and Notes
- ↑ The World of Ice and Fire, The Westerlands: House Lannister Under the Dragons.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 32, Tyrion IV.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime V.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aerys II.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 8, Tyrion III.
- ↑ Tyrion states he was eighteen when Gerion left.A Dance with Dragons, Tyrion VIII