Larys Clubfoot, art by Enife.
Lord of Harrenhal|
Master of whisperers
|Born||In 91 AC or before|
|Died||In 131 AC, at King's Landing|
The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)|
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Rogue Prince (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)
Larys Strong, known as Larys Clubfoot or the Clubfoot, was the Lord of Harrenhal and head of House Strong during the latter part of the reign of Viserys I Targaryen and the reign of Aegon II Targaryen. He served on the small council as the master of whisperers and Lord Confessor for both kings Viserys I and Aegon II.
Appearance and Character
The Clubfoot rarely spoke, preferring to listen. When he did speak it was either to be glib or share words of great importance. As with most masters of whisperers, he was enigmatic and cunning.
In 105 AC, Larys was brought to court by his father, Lord Lyonel Strong, alongside his older brother, Harwin, and two sisters. Larys joined the confessors of King Viserys I Targaryen, a position he still held by 120 AC.
In 120 AC, Larys's father and older brother died in a fire at Harrenhal, leaving Larys to inherit his father's seat and title. Although the cause of the fire was never determined, one of the suggestions to have been put forth was that Larys had caused the fire. Other suggested culprits were Prince Daemon Targaryen, Lord Corlys Velaryon, King Viserys I himself, and the curse of Black Harren.
Larys had become the Lord Confessor and master of whisperers by 129 AC, when King Viserys I died. Larys was part of the green faction at court and gave his support to King Aegon II Targaryen during the Dance of the Dragons. When Aegon II's older half-sister Rhaenyra took King's Landing in 130 AC, Larys escaped capture by spiriting both himself as well as King Aegon II, still recovering from severe wounds, and the king's two remaining children, Maelor and Jaehaera, from the Red Keep through a secret passage which led them out of the city while bypassing the city's gates. Larys insisted the group part ways. He ordered two sworn brothers of Aegon II's Kingsguard, the first Ser Rickard Thorne to bring Prince Maelor to Lord Lyonel Hightower at Oldtown and the second Ser Willis Fell to escort Princess Jaehaera to Lord Borros Baratheon at Storm's End, while disguising King Aegon as a commoner and sending him to Dragonstone under the care of the bastard knight, Ser Marston Waters, believing her own stronghold would be the last place she would think to search for her brother.
After the poisoning of King Aegon II Targaryen, Larys was one of the twenty-two people charged with and subsequently arrested for the king's murder by Lord Cregan Stark. During the Judgement of the Wolf, Lord Cregan presided over Larys's trial. Larys chose death over the Wall and was subsequently executed. As he was the last of his line, his death brought an end to House Strong.
[Note 1][Note 2]
- See the Larys Strong calculation.
- The Princess and the Queen.
- Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.
- The Rogue Prince.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Viserys I.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Riverlands: House Tully.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III.