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Lannisport with Casterly Rock in the distance, by reneaigner©
|Location || the Westerlands, Westeros.|
|Government || House Lannister , Feudal Lord.|
|Religion || Faith of the Seven|
|Named for || Lann the Clever|
|Organizations || City Watch of Lannisport|
Lannisport is a walled city ruled by House Lannister of Casterly Rock, which is just north of the city; Lord Tywin Lannister includes Shield of Lannisport amongst his titles. Lannisport is located along the coast of the Sunset Sea where the river road, the gold road, and the ocean road meet. 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.
The Lannisters anchors their fleet in its harbor. The city is renowned for its goldwork. Lannisport is policed by the well-trained City Watch. The city is home to the cadet branch House Lannister of Lannisport and distant kin to the Lannisters like Lannys, Lannetts, Lantells, and other lesser Lannisters, many of which are yellow of hair.
Ser Arlan of Pennytree once unhorsed the Grey Lion in a tourney at Lannisport.
Ser Quentyn Ball attacked the city during the Blackfyre Rebellion, slaying Lord Lefford outside its gates. During the Great Spring Sickness, Lannisport was among the cities hit hardest. Dunk learned to kiss from a Lannisport tavern girl in 208AL.
Lord Tywin Lannister hosted a tourney for King Aerys II in Lannisport in 276AL.
Due to the city's proximity to the Iron Islands, Lannisport is often a target for their attacks, being burned at least three times and raided two dozen times over the centuries. During the Greyjoy Rebellion, the ironmen cunningly sailed into the harbor at Lannisport and burned the Lannister fleet at anchor. 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. 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 289AL, where Ser Jorah Mormont won the hand of Lynesse Hightower.
A Clash of Kings
After the Battle of Oxcross, the shattered remnants of Ser Stafford Lannister's force fall back to Lannisport to regroup.
References and Notes
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Map of the South
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
- ↑ The Lands of Ice and Fire
- ↑ So Spake Martin: Cities in Westeros (June 05, 2000)
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 54, Daenerys.
- ↑ So Spake Martin: Military Questions (June 21, 2001)
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 21, The Queenmaker.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 The Hedge Knight.
- ↑ The Mystery Knight.
- ↑ The Sworn Sword.
- ↑ Tyrion II (The Winds of Winter), made available in A World of Ice and Fire as of March 21, 2014
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 24, Theon.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 1, The Prophet.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 12, Daenerys.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 39, Catelyn.