Daven Lannister

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Title Warden of the West
Allegiance House Lannister
Book(s) A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows

Daven Lannister is a member of the large Lannister family. He is the son of Stafford Lannister a cousin and brother in law of Tywin Lannister.

In the books

Daven's father was killed in the Battle of Oxcross by Rickard Karstark. Jaime Lannister and Bryndan Tully thought not much of Stafford capacities but held Daven in higher esteem[1]. After the Stark army returned to the Riverlands Daven gathered the remaining soldiers of his fathers army and made preparations to invade the Riverlands again[2].

In the Red Wedding the North man and their Riverland allies were decimated by Freys and Bolton who betrayed them. To the remaining lords the Lannisters offered generous terms to stop the fight. Most nobles surrendered with the notable exception of Bryndan Tully who still held Riverrun with a sizeable garrison. After Kevan Lannister's refusal to serve as Hand of the King Cersei named Daven Warden of the West and commanded him to lay siege to Riverrun[3]. The siege did not go easy. Bryndan Tully had taken all food he could find to Riverrun so the Western army could no live of the land. Further more there were quarrels among the besiegers. Daven complained that the Freys were not helping their allies and only gathered food for themselves. A part of the army was formed of Riverland nobles who had surrendered. Although taken back in the King's peace they were still less then enthusiast about fighting their former allies. Daven had wanted to storm the castle but was not able to persuade the other commanders[4].

When Jaime arrived to take over the command Daven was pleased to be relieved of this task and hapily informed Jaime of the troubles.

Appearence and personality

Daven has brown eyes. After his father was killed by Rickard Karstark he vowed to let his hair grow until he had avenged him. Although his father killer was executed by Robb Stark for treason he apparently has not yet cut his hear. At the time of the Siege of Riverrun Daven has long yellow hair, a thick moustache and beard. He looks like a lion[5].

Daven is blunt and outspoken. He talks with Jaime about the true loyalty of the Riverland nobles in front of some Riverland pages. During the warcounsel he openly says that Ryman Frey is drunk in stead of sick[6].

He also makes a jovial impression, joking with Jaime about the loss of his hand and the drank abuse of Ryman Frey[7].

Family

Before he was killed Stafford was negotiating to betroth his son to Desmera Redwyne. An agreement had not been reached but the matter was dropped because Tywin arranged a Frey wife for Daven. The purpose of this marriage was to consolidate the Lannister - Frey alliance. Daven has no love for the Freys but says that he will "wed and bed his stoat"[8].

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tytos
 
Jeyne
Marbrand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tywin
 
Joanna
Lannister
 
Kevan
 
Dorna
Swyft
 
Emmon
Frey
 
Genna
 
Tygett
 
Darlessa
Marbrand
 
Gerion
 
Briony
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert
Baratheon
 
Cersei
 
Jaime
 
Tyrion
 
Sansa
Stark
 
 
 
 
 
 
Issue
 
 
 
 
 
Tyrek
 
Ermesande
Hayford
 
Joy
Hill
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joffrey
Baratheon
 
Myrcella
Baratheon
 
Tommen
Baratheon
 
Amerei
Frey
 
Lancel
 
Martyn
 
Willem
 
Janei
 
 
 

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