|Born||In or between 246 AC and 253 AC|
|Died||In 299 AC, at Oxcross|
|Spouse||Lady Myranda Lefford|
A Game of Thrones (appendix)|
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appendix)
When he was a young squire, Stafford and two Lannisters of Lannisport were captured by Lady Ellyn Tarbeck in retaliation for the imprisonment of her husband, Lord Walderan Tarbeck, by Ser Tywin Lannister. Lord Tytos Lannister forced the prisoners to be exchanged, however. Hostilities later erupted with the Reyne-Tarbeck rebellion, which Tywin suppressed.
A Clash of Kings
After the capture of Ser Jaime Lannister in the Whispering Wood and the defeat of Jaime's host in the Battle of the Camps, Stafford begins raising a new army near Lannisport. Because the force consists of inexperienced men, it takes a long time to train them. Feeling safe in the westerlands, Stafford does not post sentries.
Robb Stark, the new King in the North, marches west from Riverrun and avoids the strong Golden Tooth by using a goat track found by his direwolf. When Robb's army descends on Stafford's men in the night, the surprised Lannister is destroyed in the Battle of Oxcross. Stafford is lanced by Lord Rickard Karstark when he tries to reach his horse. According to some stories, Robb fed Stafford's heart to Grey Wind after the battle, which Catelyn Stark finds ridiculous.
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
Daven had vowed not to cut his hair until he had avenged his father's death, but Lord Karstark was himself executed by Robb Stark for treason. Daven, now the Warden of the West, has continued to grow his hair out.
Brynden: Brother to Lord Tywin's late wife, so twice related. An old man and a bit of a dullard, but he has a son, Ser Daven, who is more formidable." Catelyn: Then let us hope it is the father and not the son who takes this army into the field.
Do not take Oxcross too much to heart, my lady. A battle is not a war, and my lord father is assuredly not my uncle Stafford. The next time you visit the godswood, pray that your brother has the wisdom to bend the knee.
- See the Stafford Lannister calculation
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 32, Sansa III.
- A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 44, Jaime VI.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 7, Catelyn I.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands: House Lannister Under the Dragons.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime V.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 39, Catelyn V.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion III.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 20, Catelyn III.
- The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix: Lannister Lineage.