Luthor Largent

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Luthor Largent
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Luthor Largent as depicted by Douglas Wheatley in Fire & Blood.

Title(s) Ser[1]
Captain[2]
Commander of the City Watch[1]
Lord[1]
Allegiance House Largent
City Watch of King's Landing
Greens
Blacks
Successor Balon Byrch
Culture(s) Crownlands
Died In 130 AC, at Cobbler's Square, King's Landing[3]
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Ser Luthor Largent was a lowborn knight from House Largent who served as an officer and later the commander of the City Watch of King's Landing during the reign of King Viserys I Targaryen and the Dance of the Dragons.[2]

Appearance and Character

Archmaester Gyldayn describes Luthor as being fierce and almost seven feet tall. He was rumored to have once killed a warhorse with a single punch.[2] Luthor wielded a longsword.[3]

History

During the reign of King Viserys I Targaryen, Luthor was a captain of the City Watch commanding one of the seven city gates. He was promoted to the position of Commander in 129 AC, as he was seen by the green council as the more fearsome of the officers sympathetic to Prince Aegon Targaryen's cause. The Hand of the King, Ser Otto Hightower, named his son, Ser Gwayne Hightower, as Luthor's second to keep an eye on him.[2]

During the fall of King's Landing, Luthor and his gold cloaks turned on the greens, as they were loyal to Prince Daemon Targaryen, their former commander. Luthor personally killed his second-in-command, Gwayne.[4] As a reward for his loyalty, Luthor was ennobled by Queen Rhaenyra,[1] forming House Largent.

When Queen Helaena Targaryen committed suicide, many of the smallfolk believed that Luthor killed her under the orders of his queen. Archmaester Gyldayn dismisses the idea, for there was proof he was eating with three hundred gold cloaks at the barracks by the Gate of the Gods at the time of her death.[3]

During the riots in the city, Luthor took four hundred spears to disperse sailors attacking the River Gate in an attempt to return to their ships.[3] Then he led five hundred gold cloaks down Cobbler's Square to disperse the thousands gathered around the Shepherd. Some say the first victim of the confrontation was a little girl trodden under Luthor's warhorse. When Luthor ordered his men to apprehend the escaping Shepherd, the crowd attacked the guardsmen. The gold cloaks, despite being well-armed and well-disciplined, were no match against ten thousand rioters. Luthor was pulled down from his armored warhorse, stabbed in the stomach, and bludgeoned to death. When his body was recovered by the corpse wagons the next day, his head had been so badly crushed that his body was only recognized by its size.[3]

The Captain of the Old Gate, Ser Balon Byrch, succeeded Luthor as Commander of the City Watch.[3]

Quotes

Daemon gave us these cloaks and they're gold no matter how you turn them.[4]

—Luthor to Gwayne Hightower

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragon - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Blacks and the Greens.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.