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Tourney for King Aerys II

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The tourney for King Aerys II was held by Lord Tywin Lannister to welcome King Aerys II Targaryen to the Westerlands in 276AC. Viewing stands for the tourney were raised beneath the walls of Lannisport, while the smallfolk's cheers echoed off Casterly Rock like thunder.

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Then ten years old, Cersei Lannister was infatuated when she saw the seventeen-year-old crown prince, Rhaegar Targaryen, who was newly-knighted. Rhaegar defeated two of Cersei's uncles and a dozen of Lord Tywin's finest knights in the joust. That night, Rhaegar's harp playing made Cersei cry.

Lady Genna Lannister confided to her niece, Cersei, that the young girl would be betrothed to Prince Rhaegar in the feast ending the tourney. The happy Cersei then visited the tent of Maggy the Frog with her friends, Jeyne Farman and Melara Hetherspoon. There was no celebratory feast, however; Aerys rejected Tywin's offer, as he considered Tywin, his Hand of the King, a servant. Cersei was left in tears, while the tension between Aerys and Tywin increased.[1]

Joust

Quotes

They cheered Father twice as loudly as they cheered the king, but only half as loudly as they cheered Prince Rhaegar.[1]
- thoughts of Cersei Lannister


You are my most able servant, Tywin, but a man does not marry his heir to his servant's daughter.[1]
- King Aerys II Targaryen to Lord Tywin Lannister

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