Lyle Crakehall

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Lyle Crakehall
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Alias Strongboar
Title Ser
Allegiance House Crakehall
Born At Crakehall[1]
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Ser Lyle Crakehall, better known as Strongboar, is a knight of House Crakehall. He is the middle son of Lord Roland Crakehall.

Appearance and Character

Lyle is big and strong with a booming voice.[2][3] Ser Jaime Lannister regards him as one of the strongest living men in Westeros when thinking of who could match him in a fight.[4] Cersei Lannister considers him an oaf of a knight.[5]


At the Tourney at Lannisport celebrating the victory of King Robert Baratheon over Balon Greyjoy and his rebellion, Ser Lyle was unhorsed by the eventual champion, Ser Jorah Mormont.[6]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Ser Lyle is part of Lord Tywin Lannister's army in the Riverlands. He is captured at the Battle of the Fords.[7]

A Storm of Swords

Ser Lyle is held captive at Pinkmaiden Castle.[8]

A Feast for Crows

Ser Lyle attends the wedding of King Tommen Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell.[5] Stepping out of the sept with the newlyweds, Lyle makes a booming announcement saying that Westeros has two queens now and that the young one is as beautiful as the old one. Cersei Lannister feels like slapping Lyle, who often reminds the queen of her late and unlamented husband, Robert Baratheon. Lyle remains in King's Landing after the wedding. Ser Jaime Lannister spots him training at quintain and cracking its shield in the yard of the Red Keep.[9]

Lyle is a part of the force led by Jaime to aid in the capture of Riverrun. During the party's stop at Hayford, Lyle is among those invited to the supper within the castle. At Harrenhal Lyle tells Pia that she will now be protected.[2] At Darry he is once again invited to supper within the castle where he offers his opinions about smallfolk who lie to their lords. He pledges to Mariya Darry and Amerei Frey he will return to Darry once the siege at Riverrun is over to kill Sandor Clegane.[3]

Lyle is part of the war councils during the siege of Riverrun.[10] After Riverrun falls, Lyle informs Jaime that he intends to return to Darry and search for Sandor.[11]


No one will hurt you now.[2]
- Lyle to Pia

Lyle: Lady Mariya, Lady Amerei, your distress has moved me. You have my word, once Riverrun has fallen I shall return to hunt down the Hound and kill him for you. Dogs do not frighten me.

Amerei: You are a true knight, Ser Lyle, to help a lady in distress.[3]

- Lyle to Mariya Darry and Amerei Frey

The Blackfish deserves a nobler death, and I'm the man to give it to him. I will challenge him to single combat. Mace or axe or longsword, makes no matter. The old man will be my meat.[10]
- Lyle at the Riverrun war council

We rode across half the bloody realm and for what? So you could make Edmure Tully piss his breeches? There's no song in that. I need a fight. I want the Hound, Jaime. Him, or the marcher lord.[11]
- Lyle to Jaime Lannister after the Siege of Riverrun



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