Loren I Lannister
|Reign||Until Aegon's Conquest|
|Full Name||Loren I Lannister|
|Alias||Loren the Last|
King of the Rock (pre-Conquest) |
Lord of Casterly Rock (post-Conquest)
Warden of the West (post-Conquest)
|Royal House||House Lannister|
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. Loren and Mern IX Gardener are remembered collectively as the Two Kings.
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.
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.
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. Loren's actions led his bannermen to yield to House Targaryen. 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.
Lord of Casterly Rock
A Game of Thrones
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands.
- Fire & Blood, Three Heads Had the Dragon - Governance Under King Aegon I.
- Fire & Blood, Aegon's Conquest.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 13, Tyrion II.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands: Casterly Rock.