Lannisport

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Lannisport
Port City
Lannisport by reneaigner.jpg
Lannisport with Casterly Rock in the distance, by reneaigner©
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 just 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

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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

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 intro retreat.[15] During the Great Spring Sickness, Lannisport was among the cities hit hardest.[16] Dunk learned to kiss from a Lannisport tavern girl in 208 AC.[13]

For parts of 267 AC and 268 AC, King Aerys II Targaryen and his Hand of the King, Lord Tywin Lannister, 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.[17]

Lannisport hosted the Anniversary Tourney in 272 AC and the tournament in honor of Viserys's birth in 276 AC.[17]

Greyjoy's Rebellion

During Greyjoy's Rebellion, the ironmen cunningly sailed into the harbor at Lannisport and burned the Lannister fleet at anchor.[18] 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.[19] 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.[20]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Ser Stafford Lannister gathers a new host of westermen, including green boys from the stews of Lannisport, to Casterly Rock.[21] After the Battle of Oxcross, the shattered remnants of Stafford's force fall back to Lannisport to regroup.[22]

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