Tourney on Prince Joffrey's name day

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The tourney on Prince Joffrey's name day[1][2][3] was held in King's Landing to celebrate the twelfth name day of Crown Prince Joffrey Baratheon in 298 AC. It is mostly notable for being the tourney in which Loras Tyrell unhorsed Jaime Lannister. Half the court had bet on the match, including Petyr Baelish. The winner of the bet, King Robert I Baratheon, claimed Petyr's Valyrian steel dagger with a dragonbone hilt. Petyr claimed that the dagger's winner had been Tyrion Lannister,[1] but in truth Tyrion had bet on his brother Jaime and lost.[4]




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A Game of Thrones

Lord Walder Frey tells Catelyn Stark that he went to King's Landing to see his sons ride in the tourney, but he was disappointed in the results. Walder also spoke with Lord Jon Arryn and his wife, Lysa, and proposed that they foster two of Walder's grandsons at court, while Walder would take their own son Robert Arryn to ward at the Twins. Jon refused Walder, however, and told him that Robert was going to be fostered at Dragonstone by Stannis Baratheon. Upon learning this fact, Lysa stormed off without a word.[6]

A Storm of Swords

Ser Jaime Lannister determines that Joffrey Baratheon stole the Valyrian steel dagger that King Robert I Baratheon had won from Petyr Baelish. Joffrey then gave it to the catspaw who tried to assassinate Bran Stark.[7]

Sansa Stark learns that within a fortnight after the tourney, Lysa poisoned her husband, Jon Arryn with the tears of Lys, a poison that leaves no traces, in an attempt to keep her son Robert by her side. Lysa was convinced to do this by Petyr, her childhood friend and lover, who seized the opportunity to get Jon out of the way.[8]

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