Lannisport

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Lannisport
Port City
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Lannisport, by Juan Carlos Barquet. © Fantasy Flight Games.
Location Westerlands, Westeros.
Government House Lannister of Lannisport , Feudal lord.
Religion Faith of the Seven
Named for Lann the Clever
Organizations City Watch of Lannisport
The westerlands and the location of Lannisport
The westerlands and the location of Lannisport
Lannisport
The westerlands and the location of Lannisport

Lannisport is a walled city in the westerlands located less than a mile south of Casterly Rock, the seat of House Lannister.[1] Lannisport is located along the coast of the Sunset Sea where the river road, the gold road, and the ocean road meet.[2] It is one of the major ports of the Seven Kingdoms and is the largest settlement in the westerlands. Lannisport is smaller than King's Landing or Oldtown, but larger than Gulltown or White Harbor.[3]

According to a semi-canon source Lannisport may be ruled by House Lannister of Lannisport, a branch of House Lannister of nearby Casterly Rock.[4] Tywin Lannister, the Lord of Casterly Rock and Warden of the West, includes "Shield of Lannisport" amongst his titles.[5]

The Lannisters anchor their fleet in its harbor. The city is renowned for its goldwork.[6] Lannisport is policed by the well-trained City Watch.[7] Besides the Lannisters of Lannisport, other distant kin living in the city are Lannys, Lannetts, and Lantells, many of whom are yellow of hair.[8]

Full-length Lannisport.
Lannisport

History

Kingdom of the Rock

See also: Images of Lannisport

According to a semi-canon source, a lesser branch of House Lannister of Casterly Rock developed a village a mile from Casterly Rock into first a town and then a city,[4] as the fertile vicinity has a natural harbor with abundant fish. While the Lannisters of Lannisport fortified the city, the Lannisters of Casterly Rock became the Kings of the Rock. By the time of the Andal invasion the only city in Westeros larger than Lannisport was Oldtown. It is said that King Loreon V Lannister, nicknamed Queen Lorea, disguised himself as a whore and wandered the docks of the city.[9]

Due to the city's proximity to the Iron Islands, Lannisport has often been a target for their attacks, being burned at least three times and raided two dozen times over the centuries.[10] After being mutilated by the Shrike, Lelia Lannister was sent from the Iron Islands back to Lannisport, which led to years of warfare between the ironborn and the westermen.[11]

Targaryen Era

Lannisport with Casterly Rock in the distance, by reneaigner©

During the Dance of the Dragons, Lord Dalton Greyjoy, the Red Kraken, burned Lannisport's fleet and sacked the city in 130 AC. After retaliating in 134 AC, the westermen brought back spoils of war and highborn hostages to Lannisport.[12]

Ser Arlan of Pennytree once unhorsed the Grey Lion, Damon Lannister, in a tourney at Lannisport.[13]

Ser Quentyn Ball attacked the city during the First Blackfyre Rebellion, slaying Lord Lefford outside its gates[14] and forcing Damon into retreat.[15] During the Great Spring Sickness, Lannisport was among the cities hit hardest.[16] Ser Duncan the Tall learned to kiss from a Lannisport tavern girl in 208 AC.[13]

Having succeeding Lord Tytos, Lord Tywin Lannister sent his father's mistress through the streets of Lannisport naked in disgrace.[17][18]

For parts of 267 AC and 268 AC, King Aerys II Targaryen and his Hand of the King, Tywin, ruled the Seven Kingdoms while residing at Lannisport and Casterly Rock. Aerys once tripled the port fees of Lannisport against Tywin's advice, but when the king reversed course Tywin was blamed by the merchants for the brief increase.[19]

Lannisport hosted the tournament in honor of Viserys's birth in 276 AC.[19]

Greyjoy's Rebellion

During Greyjoy's Rebellion, the ironmen cunningly sailed into the harbor at Lannisport and burned the Lannister fleet at anchor.[20] Aeron Greyjoy was captured after the Battle of Fair Isle, taken to Lannisport in chains, and spent the rest of the war imprisoned in Casterly Rock.[21] At the end of the war, in celebration of their victory over House Greyjoy, King Robert Baratheon ordered a tourney to be held. This was the site of the tourney at Lannisport of 289 AC, where Ser Jorah Mormont won the hand of Lynesse Hightower.[22]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Tyrion Lannister tells Lord Commander Jeor Mormont that the fisherfolk of Lannisport often claim to have seen merlings.[23]

Daenerys Targaryen sees Lannisport goldwork for sale in the Western Market of Vaes Dothrak.[6]

When the Iron Throne forces Ser Barristan Selmy to leave the Kingsguard, Lord Tywin Lannister offers him land north of Lannisport upon which to retire. The aged knight rejects the offer, however.[24]

A Clash of Kings

Ser Stafford Lannister gathers a new host of westermen, including green boys from the stews of Lannisport, to Casterly Rock.[25]

Theon Greyjoy wants his father Balon, Lord Reaper of Pyke, to attack undefended Lannisport, as he expects Stafford to be occupied with Theon's friend, Robb Stark, the King in the North.[26] Balon instead attacks the north and declares himself King of the Isles and the North.[27]

After Stafford is killed by Robb's northmen in the Battle of Oxcross, the shattered remnants of his force fall back to Lannisport to regroup.[28]

A Storm of Swords

Stafford's son, Ser Daven Lannister, reforms survivors of Oxcross at Lannisport.[29] Following the Red Wedding, Daven leads his host to the Golden Tooth to join Ser Forley Prester.[30]

A Feast for Crows

Lady Genna Lannister brings the singer Whitesmile Wat from Lannisport to the siege of Riverrun by Daven, the new Warden of the West.[31]

A Dance with Dragons

The crew of the Shy Maid is told that Tyrion is Hugor Hill, also called Yollo,[32] a bastard from Lannisport.[33] Tyrion recalls having seen an elephant in Lannisport's menagerie when he was a boy.[34]

Quotes

Cities were like women, he insisted; each one had its own unique scent ... Lannisport was a milkmaid, fresh and earthy, with woodsmoke in her hair.[35]
– recollection of Davos Seaworth

References and Notes

  1. A Dance with Dragons, Map of the South
  2. The Lands of Ice and Fire.
  3. So Spake Martin: Cities in Westeros, June 05, 2000
  4. 4.0 4.1 georgerrmartin.com: WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE SAMPLE
  5. A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
  6. 6.0 6.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 54, Daenerys VI.
  7. So Spake Martin: Military Questions, June 21, 2001
  8. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 21, The Queenmaker.
  9. The World of Ice and Fire, The Westerlands.
  10. Tyrion II (The Winds of Winter), made available in A World of Ice and Fire as of March 21, 2014
  11. The World of Ice and Fire, The Black Blood.
  12. The World of Ice and Fire, The Red Kraken.
  13. 13.0 13.1 The Hedge Knight.
  14. The Mystery Knight.
  15. The World of Ice and Fire, House Lannister Under the Dragons.
  16. The Sworn Sword.
  17. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 65, Cersei II.
  18. A Dance with Dragons, Epilogue.
  19. 19.0 19.1 The World of Ice and Fire, Aerys II.
  20. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 24, Theon II.
  21. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 1, The Prophet.
  22. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 12, Daenerys I.
  23. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 21, Tyrion III.
  24. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 57, Sansa V.
  25. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 7, Catelyn I.
  26. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 11, Theon I.
  27. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 49, Tyrion XI.
  28. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 39, Catelyn V.
  29. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion III.
  30. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 60, Tyrion VIII.
  31. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime V.
  32. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 8, Tyrion III.
  33. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 14, Tyrion IV.
  34. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 27, Tyrion VII.
  35. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 15, Davos II.



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