Knight of Cornfield

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Knight of Cornfield
Office Ruler of Cornfield
Region Westerlands
Current Holder Ser Harys Swyft
Heir Ser Steffon Swyft

Knight of Cornfield[1] is a title held by the head of House Swyft, the ruler of Cornfield in the westerlands.[1] House Swyft may have held the title of Lord of Cornfield in the past.[N 1]


Like many others, Ser Harys Swyft borrowed large sums of money from House Lannister during the rule of Tytos Lannister, Lord of Casterly Rock. When Tytos's heir, Ser Tywin Lannister, demanded repayment of the gold, Ser Harys, unable to repay it, surrendered his daughter, Dorna, as a hostage into the custody of Tywin's younger brother, Ser Kevan Lannister, until the debt was settled.[1]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Ser Harys Swyft is part of Lord Tywin Lannister's force in the riverlands, and he participates in the battle on the Green Fork.[2]

A Clash of Kings

Harys alienates the cooks of Harrenhal, who spit in his food.[3]

During the Battle of the Blackwater, Harys is trapped beneath his horse after it falls on him. He is protected by one of his men-at-arms, Willit.[4]

A Storm of Swords

Harys is among the nobles who accompany Tyrion Lannister to meet the Dornish party when they arrive at King's Landing.[5]

A Feast for Crows

Harys is named Hand of the King by Queen Regent Cersei Lannister,[6] but later demoted to lord treasurer.[7]

When Cersei is arrested by the Faith of the Seven, Harys and Grand Maester Pycelle take control of King Tommen I Baratheon and request that Ser Kevan Lannister return to King's Landing as regent.[8]

A Dance with Dragons

Harys continues to serve as lord treasurer,[9] although his vaults are empty.[10] Kevan suggests to Harys that he travel to Braavos to treat with the Iron Bank.[10]

Known Knight of Cornfield


  1. At the start of A Song of Ice and Fire, House Swyft is a knightly house holding the title of "Knight of Cornfield". As there was a "Lord Swyft" during the Dance of the Dragons, it is possible the Swyfts were once a lordly house who held the title of "Lord of Cornfield". If so, the house lost its lordly status sometimes in between the Dance of the Dragons and the War of the Ninepenny Kings (130260 AC).