King of the Rock

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King of the Rock was the title used by the monarchs from House Lannister who ruled the western hills and valleys of Westeros that is now the westerlands. The capital of the Kingdom of the Rock was Casterly Rock near Lannisport.[1]


The Lannisters trace their descent back to Lann the Clever, a trickster from the Age of Heroes who allegedly tricked the Casterlys out of Casterly Rock.[2] There is no record of Lann calling himself king, although some have granted him the title posthumously. The first recorded King of the Rock was Loreon the Lion, who added the lands of House Reyne to his land. While King Tybolt Lannister defended the westerlands from the early Andal invasion, Kings Tyrion II and Gerold II allowed the Andals to marry into westermen nobility. An Andal knight, Joffrey Lydden, married into the Lannisters and, as King Joffrey Lannister, was the first Andal King of the Rock. The last King of the Rock was Loren Lannister, who bent the knee to Aegon the Conqueror after being defeated at the Field of Fire.[1]

Known Kings of the Rock

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