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|Born||In or between 246 AC and 253 AC|
|Died||In 299 AC, at Oxcross|
|Book(s)|| A Game of Thrones (appendix)|
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
In his youth he was captured by Lady Ellyn Tarbeck in retaliation for the imprisonment of her husband, Lord Walderan Tarbeck. Ser Jaime Lannister and Ser Brynden Tully are both unimpressed by Stafford's capacities as a war leader.
A Clash of Kings
With the castles guarding the main entrance to the Westerlands in the hands of the Lannisters, Stafford felt safe and did not post sentries. This was his downfall. The Stark army invaded the west through a hidden path in the mountains. Unseen by the guardian castles on the main road, they descended on Stafford's army in the night. The surprised Lannister host was unable to fight back and was routed. Stafford himself was killed by Lord Rickard Karstark when he tried to reach his horse. After Stafford's death, his more capable son Ser Daven takes charge of his branch of House Lannister.