Lyn Corbray

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Lyn Corbray
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Lyn Corbray by cloudninja9©

Title Ser
Allegiance House Corbray
Lords Declarant
Born At Heart's Home[1]
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
The Winds of Winter (appears)
Lyn Corbray by the Mico©

Ser Lyn Corbray is a knight from House Corbray. He is the heir of his elder brother, Lyonel Corbray, Lord of Heart's Home.

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Lyn Corbray

Lyn is a thin man.[2] He is handsome, but vain, reckless and hot-tempered.[3] He has shoulder-length brown hair.[4] Lyn is often short of money and is notoriously interested in males instead of females.[3][4][5]


Ser Lyn won his knighthood fighting for House Targaryen with Marq Grafton against Lord Jon Arryn at the gates of Gulltown during the opening sequences of Robert's Rebellion. He was pardoned and joined Lord Jon against the Targaryens.

At the Battle of the Trident, Lyn's father Lord Corbray was badly wounded. In the confusion Lyn took up the family's Valyrian steel sword, Lady Forlorn, and distinguished himself by leading an assault on the Dornish lines. He personally finished off a wounded Lewyn Martell.

Honoring Lyn's achievements on the battlefield, his father bequeathed him Lady Forlorn upon his death. His elder brother Lyonel Corbray inherited the rest of the family estate and titles, but still resented the loss of the family blade.[4]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Lyn is one of Lady Lysa Tully's suitors, after the death of Lord Jon Arryn. His squire is Mychel Redfort. He attends the trial of Tyrion Lannister at the Eyrie. He offers himself as champion of the Vale when Tyrion demands a trial by combat, but is rebuffed by Lysa.[2]

Following Bronn's victory in the trial,[3] Lyn escorts Tyrion and Bronn to the Bloody Gate, where he commands them never to return to the Vale.[6]

A Feast for Crows

Lyn accompanies the Lords Declarant to the parley with Lords Petyr Baelish and Robert Arryn at the Eyrie. Lord Nestor Royce claims that Lyn rarely left the side of Lysa for nearly half a year. During the parley, Lyn grows tired of the conversation and threatens Petyr with his sword, Lady Forlorn, violating the laws of hospitality. Ser Lothor Brune moves to intercept, but it is the intervention of the other Lords Declarant that causes Lyn to put up his sword. Lyn leaves the parley shortly thereafter.

Later, Petyr admits to Sansa Stark that Lyn is in his employ, and it is his task to feign hatred for Petyr and to join every conspiracy against him and inform on them. Petyr states that Lyn's price is gold and boys.[4]

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.

Prior to the tourney for the Brotherhood of Winged Knights at the Gates of the Moon, Lyn knocks down Ser Owen. The buxom Myranda Royce japes that Lyn would not be interested in her because of her gender.[5]


Lyn Corbray is a dangerous man.[7]
- Lord Nestor Royce


While it is mentioned that Lyn likes his "boys" young, it is unclear if this was meant to imply that he is a pedophile, or simply a homosexual (i.e., much in the sense that Robert Baratheon could be said to like his "girls" young, but they were still prostitutes above the legal age of adulthood). Elio Garcia was directly asked about this, and agreed that there is too little information to tell one way or the other, and thus it should not be assumed that Lyn is a pedophile without future evidence.[8]

References and Notes

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