Daven Lannister

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Daven Lannister
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Ser Daven Lannister - Fantasy Flight Games ©

Title Warden of the West
Ser
Allegiance House Lannister
Book(s)

A Clash of Kings (Mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)

A Feast for Crows (Appears)

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

Appearance & Personality

Daven has brown eyes. After his father was killed by Rickard Karstark during the Battle of Oxcross, he vowed to let his hair grow until he had avenged him. Although his father's killer was executed by Robb Stark for treason he apparently has not yet cut his hair. At the time of the Siege of Riverrun, Daven has long yellow hair, a thick mustache and beard, and looks like a lion.[1]

Daven is blunt and outspoken. He talks with his cousin Jaime Lannister about the true loyalty of the Riverlands nobles in front of some their pages. During the war council he openly says that Ryman Frey is drunk instead of sick. He can also make a jovial impression, joking with Jaime about the loss of his hand and the drunk abuse of Ryman Frey.[1]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Daven's father, Ser Stafford Lannister, is killed in the Battle of Oxcross by Lord Rickard Karstark. Ser Jaime Lannister and Ser Brynden Tully did not think much of Stafford's capacities but they hold Daven in higher esteem.[2]

A Storm of Swords

After the Stark army returns to the Riverlands, Daven gathers the remaining soldiers of his father's army and makes preparations to invade the Riverlands again.[3]

As part of the pact between Lord Tywin Lannister and Lord Walder Frey concerning the betrayal of Robb Stark, Daven has to wed a Frey.[4] After the Red Wedding, Ser Daven and Ser Forley Prester are supposed to join forces at the Golden Tooth and meet up with Ser Ryman Frey to besiege Riverrun.[5]

A Feast for Crows

After Kevan Lannister's refusal to serve as Hand of the King, Queen Cersei names Daven Warden of the West and commands him to lay siege to Riverrun, where Ser Brynden Tully still holds a sizable garrison.[6]

The siege does not go easy. Brynden Tully has taken all the food he could find to Riverrun, so the Lannister army can not live off the land. Furthermore, there are quarrels among the besiegers. The Freys are not helping their allies and only gather food for themselves. In addition, a part of the forces consists of Riverland nobles who have surrendered. Although taken back in the King's peace, they are still less than enthusiastic about fighting their former allies. Daven wants to storm the castle, but is not able to persuade his commanders. [1]

When Jaime arrives to take over the command, Daven is pleased to be relieved of this task and happily informs Jaime of the troubles.[1]

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" as he knows what happened to Robb Stark.[1]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Serving
girl
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marla
Prester
 
Jason
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alys
Stackspear
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tywin
Lannister
 
Joanna
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Myranda
Lefford
 
Stafford
 
2 sons
 
2 daughters
 
Damon
 
Ella
Lannister
 
Lynora
Hill
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tyrion
Lannister
 
Jaime
Lannister
 
Cersei
Lannister
 
Robert
Baratheon
 
Daven
 
Cerenna
 
Myrielle
 
Shiera
Crakehall
 
Damion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joffrey
Baratheon
 
Margaery
Tyrell*
 
Myrcella
Baratheon
 
Tommen
Baratheon
 
Margaery
Tyrell*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lucion
 
Lanna
 
Antario
Jast
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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