Lollys Stokeworth, art by Foolish-Arethousa.
|Lady of Stokeworth
|In 265 AC, Stokeworth
|Ser Bronn of the Blackwater
|Tyrion Tanner (bastard)
|Game of Thrones: Season 5
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Lollys Stokeworth
A Game of Thrones
Lord Petyr Baelish often dines with Lady Tanda Stokeworth, who hopes he will marry her younger daughter Lollys. The food is always excellent, including roast suckling pig, which Littlefinger tells the King's Hand, Lord Eddard Stark, he would rather marry than Lollys.
A Clash of Kings
Lollys is at the court of King Joffrey I Baratheon after the beginning of hostilities with the North. She attends the tourney for King Joffrey I's thirteenth name day with her mother Lady Tanda, and her sister Falyse.
Lollys is part of the court's procession to the docks of King's Landing to see Princess Myrcella Baratheon off to Dorne. When the riot of King's Landing begins and the mob goes mad, Lollys is pulled from her horse, and is raped by "half a hundred" men behind a tanner's shop. She is later found by the gold cloaks, wandering naked on the street of Sowbelly Row.
Due to the riot and the impending arrival of Stannis Baratheon's fleet, Tyrion feels that his mistress Shae is not safe in the King's Landing mansion he has placed her in. Varys suggests that she be made Lollys' maidservant, replacing the one who has been stealing her jewelry. He says that since Lollys is afraid to leave her chambers since being raped, this will keep Shae out of sight. Tyrion agrees, as he knows Queen Regent Cersei dislikes the Stokeworths and thus is unlikely to discover Shae.
In the Red Keep's godswood, Sansa Stark complains to Dontos Hollard that Cersei and King Joffrey think she is stupid. He says to let them believe so, as she is safer that way, giving the example that no one ever spies on Lollys. Later that evening, when Sansa encounters Sandor Clegane on the roof of Maegor's Holdfast, he asks her what kind of gods would make someone like Lollys.
Shae is unhappy as Lollys's maidservant. She says all Lollys does is sleep and eat, and that Shae has to clean her when she gets food on herself. She is dismissive of Lollys's gangrape. Tyrion says that Lady Tanda says Lollys is ill, but Shae says Lollys is pregnant.
When the Battle of the Blackwater begins, the noble ladies of King's Landing are invited to stay in Maegor's Holdfast for their safety. Sansa encounters Lady Tanda and Falyse Stokeworth, trying to coax Lollys to cross the drawbridge, but she is frightened, and struggles with them and her maidservant. Sansa speaks gently to Lollys, encouraging her to enter the safety of the holdfast, but Lollys still resists. Eventually, Falyse and Shae manhandle Lollys across the bridge, and Lady Tanda excuses her behavior to Sansa, saying she has been sick. However, Sansa is aware of the common gossip that Lollys is pregnant from her rape.
A Storm of Swords
When Lord Tywin Lannister tells Tyrion he must marry Sansa Stark, Tyrion is reluctant. Tywin tells him if he will not marry Sansa, he still must marry a noblewoman, and that Lady Tanda Stokeworth has offered Lollys. Tyrion is horrified by the suggestion.
Along with her mother and sister, Lollys attends the wedding of Sansa Stark and Tyrion Lannister. She cries during the ceremony. Tyrion has Shae transferred from being Lollys's maidservant to Sansa's.
After Sandor Clegane has kidnapped Arya Stark for ransom, he tells her that she may think he's a monster, but that he saved her sister Sansa from the rioters who had pulled her from her horse, and if he hadn't she would have been raped like Lollys was.
When Tyrion is in his tower cell after being arrested for the murder of King Joffrey I Baratheon, he calls for his sellsword Ser Bronn of the Blackwater, in case he needs him as a champion in a potential trial by combat. Bronn comes, but after some time and only reluctantly, as he is to marry Lollys in two days. Tyrion realizes that Queen Regent Cersei has arranged this marriage to take away his ally, and tries to argue Bronn out of the marriage. He says that Lollys is lackwitted and is pregnant with another man's bastard child, and is not even the heir to Castle Stokeworth. Bronn replies he doesn't want wits, that soon after Lollys gives birth she'll be pregnant with his child, and that her sister Falyse has no children and might die before her mother. As Tyrion cannot match Cersei's offer of a highborn wife and a castle, versus fighting Ser Gregor Clegane to the death, he says farewell to Bronn.
A Feast for Crows
During the funeral of Lord Tywin Lannister, Lollys is in labor, so she and her mother remain at Stokeworth. Falyse tells Cersei that Lady Tanda asked if they could name the baby Tywin, which Cersei forbids with indignation.
When Lollys's son is born, strong and healthy, Ser Bronn names him Tyrion. Ser Jaime Lannister finds this amusing, but Queen Regent Cersei is displeased by the sellsword's insolence. She tells Lady Falyse and her husband, Ser Balman Byrch, that the name of Lollys's son may mean that Bronn is hiding knowledge of Tyrion's whereabouts (though she does not truly believe this), and conspires with them to kill Bronn. However, the plan backfires, and Bronn kills Balman and exiles Falyse from Stokeworth; not even letting her take her clothing, saying they belong to Lollys. When Falyse flees to Cersei in terror for her life, Cersei gives her to Qyburn for his experiments in the black cells, to make her disappear and cover up the conspiracy.
After the death of Lady Tanda Stokeworth from a chill brought on by a broken hip, and the imprisonment and subsequent death of her eldest daughter Lady Falyse, Lollys becomes the Lady of Stokeworth, with her husband Bronn calling himself Lord Stokeworth.
Quotes by Lollys
I don't want to, I don't want to, I don't want to.—Lollys on the drawbridge to Maegor's Holdfast
Quotes about Lollys
Tywin Lannister: If you will not have the Stark girl, I shall find you another wife. Somewhere in the realm there is doubtless some little lordling who'd gladly part with a daughter to win the friendship of Casterly Rock. Lady Tanda has offered Lollys...
Tyrion Lannister: I'd sooner cut it off and feed it to the goats.
The Seven Kingdoms were full of highborn maidens, but even the oldest, poorest, and ugliest spinster in the realm would balk at wedding such lowborn scum as Bronn. Unless she was soft of body and soft of head, with a fatherless child in her belly from having been raped half a hundred times.—thoughts of Tyrion Lannister
- See the Lollys Stokeworth calculation.
- George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Lollys Stokeworth.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 45, Eddard XII.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 17, Tyrion IV.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 57, Sansa V.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 2, Sansa I.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 44, Tyrion X.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 33, Eddard VIII.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 15, Tyrion III.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 41, Tyrion IX.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 52, Sansa IV.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 54, Tyrion XII.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 12, Tyrion II.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion III.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 28, Sansa III.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 58, Tyrion VII.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 47, Arya IX.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 66, Tyrion IX.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 7, Cersei II.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime II.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 32, Cersei VII.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 36, Cersei VIII.