Dorna Swyft

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Dorna Swyft, by SquisherKing

Allegiance House Swyft[1]
House Lannister[1]
Culture Westermen[1]
Born In ~244261 AC[2]
Spouse Ser Kevan Lannister[1]
Issue Lancel Lannister[1]
Willem Lannister[1]
Martyn Lannister[1]
Janei Lannister[1]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
A Game of Thrones (mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (appendix)
A Storm of Swords (appendix)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Lady Dorna Swyft is the daughter of Ser Harys Swyft, the Knight of Cornfield, and the wife of Ser Kevan Lannister.[1] They have four children together.

Appearance and Character

According to Cersei Lannister, she is chinless, chicken-legged and flat-chested.[3] Tyrion Lannister similarly believes Dorna to be chinless like her father, Ser Harys Swyft.[4]

Ser Kevan Lannister considers his wife a gentle soul, never comfortable except at home with friends and kin around her. Dorna had done well by her children, dreamed of having grandchildren, was devout and prayed seven times a day, and loved needlework and flowers. She disliked traveling and preferred remaining at her residence in Lannisport.[5]

History

When Dorna was younger, her father borrowed large sums of money from Lord Tytos Lannister. After the War of the Ninepenny Kings, the young heir of Casterly Rock, Ser Tywin Lannister demanded that all those who took loans from House Lannister had to repay them immediately, those unable to do so instead had to surrender a family member as a hostage until their debt was settled.[6]

When debt collectors arrived at Cornfield, Ser Harys was unable to pay and was forced to hand Dorna over to the custody of Ser Kevan Lannister. By 266 AC, Dorna and Kevan had wed.[6]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Tyrion Lannister believes that Ser Harys Swyft's greatest accomplishment is wedding his daughter to Ser Kevan Lannister, therefore attaching himself to House Lannister.[4]

A Dance with Dragons

After being mortally wounded by Varys, Ser Kevan thinks of Dorna and his children before his death.[5]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harys
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kevan
Lannister
 
Dorna
 
 
 
Steffon
 
Unknown
wife
 
Shierle
 
Melwyn
Sarsfield
 
Jocelyn
 
Humfrey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lancel
Lannister
 
Willem
Lannister
 
Martyn
Lannister
 
Janei
Lannister
 
Joanna
 
 
 
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
  2. See the Dorna Swyft calculation.
  3. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 17, Cersei IV.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 69, Tyrion IX.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Dance with Dragons, Epilogue.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands: House Lannister under the Dragons.