Loren I Lannister

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Loren I Lannister
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Loren bends the knee to Aegon I Targaryen, from Game of Thrones Blu-ray
Biographical Information
Reign Until Aegon's Conquest
Full Name Loren I Lannister
Alias Loren the Last[1]
Titles King of the Rock (pre-Conquest)
Lord of Casterly Rock (post-Conquest)
Warden of the West (post-Conquest)
Family
Royal House House Lannister
Issue Sons[2]
References
Books The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
A Game of Thrones (mentioned)

Loren I Lannister, remembered as Loren the Last, was the King of the Rock from House Lannister at the time of Aegon's Conquest. He submitted to the rule of House Targaryen after surviving the Field of Fire, and became the first Lord of Casterly Rock and Warden of the West.[1] Loren and Mern IX Gardener are remembered collectively as the Two Kings.[3]

History

Aegon's Conquest

After Aegon I Targaryen's landing, he set about conquering the Seven Kingdoms. Mern IX Gardener, King of the Reach, rode north to Casterly Rock to meet with Loren, King of the Rock. The allies joined their hosts at Goldengrove in the Reach.[3]

The armies of the Two Kings met Aegon's smaller host in the plains south of the Blackwater Rush. The combined might of the Reach and the west broke Aegon's formation of spearmen. However, Aegon and his sisters, Visenya and Rhaenys Targaryen, took to the sky with their dragons. Near four thousand men on the Field of Fire died that day, including Mern. Loren rode through fire and smoke once he realized the battle was lost.[3]

Loren was captured the following day. After he submitted to Aegon, the Conqueror named Loren as Lord of Casterly Rock and Warden of the West.[4][5] Loren's actions led his bannermen to yield to House Targaryen.[3] According to legend, Visenya was grateful that Loren had ridden to war instead of remaining within Casterly Rock, as she felt the seat of House Lannister would have been able to withstand even dragonflame.[6]

Aegon called upon his new followers to aid him against the northern host of Torrhen Stark. Once at the Trident, however, the King in the North submitted as well instead of opposing Aegon by force.[3]

Lord of Casterly Rock

Visenya and Rhaenys arranged marriages between noble houses from all over the Seven Kingdoms, one of which was the union between Loren's eldest son and heir with a Redwyne girl from the Arbor.[2]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Tyrion Lannister is grateful his ancestor chose to bend the knee and live.[5]

Family

 
 
Loren I
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
Redwyne
wife
 
Son(s)
 
Jocasta
Tarbeck
 
Lyman
 
Unknown
woman
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sons
 
Tyler
Hill
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fire & Blood, Three Heads Had the Dragon - Governance Under King Aegon I.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Fire & Blood, Aegon's Conquest.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 13, Tyrion II.
  6. The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands: Casterly Rock.