Lyman Lannister

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Lyman Lannister
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Title Lord of Casterly Rock[1]
Shield of Lannisport[1]
Warden of the West[1]
Allegiance House Lannister
Culture Westermen
Born In or before 15 AC[2]
Died In 59 AC[3]
Spouse Lady Jocasta Tarbeck[1]
Issue Trueborn sons[1]
Tyler Hill[1]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
The Sons of the Dragon (mentioned)
Fire and Blood (mentioned)

Lyman Lannister was the Lord of Casterly Rock and head of House Lannister during the reign of King Maegor I Targaryen. He was married to Lady Jocasta Tarbeck.[4]


Lyman was a cunning lord.[1]


Lord Lyman protected Prince Aegon and Princess Rhaena Targaryen, extending guest right and refusing King Maegor I Targaryen's demands to turn them over. However, Lyman did not pledge his swords to the fugitive prince and princess, nor did he stir himself from Casterly Rock after Aegon perished at his uncle's hands during the Battle Beneath the Gods Eye in 43 AC. When Prince Jaehaerys Targaryen put forward his claim to the Iron Throne, Lyman rallied to his support.[5]

When King Maegor I Targaryen marry Jeyne Westerling in 47 AC, he confirmed her son by her previous marriage with Lord Alyn Tarbeck as Lord of Tarbeck Hall. The boy was sent to Casterly Rock to be fostered by Lord Lyman.[1]

Lord Lyman and his wife, Lady Jocasta, went to Faircastle in 49 AC to assist at the wedding of Queen Rhaena Targaryen and Androw Farman, the youngest son of his vassal Lord Marq Farman. Later that year, Lyman traveled to King's Landing along with three hundred knights from Casterly Rock to the wedding of Rhaena's mother to Lord Rogar Baratheon.[6]

The following year, after the death of Lord Marq Farman, Lyman hosted Rhaena and her retenue for more than a month. Lyman's generous hospitality wasn't without purpose: he wanted an alliance with the Iron Throne by wedding either his bastard son, Tyler Hill, or one of his trueborn sons to Rhaena, and he wanted a dragon of his own. When Rhena discovered Lyman's intentions she left Casterly Rock.[6]

Lyman traveled a second time to King's Landing in 58 AC for the tourney celebrating the tenth year of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen's reign.[7]

Though Lyman was never part of King Jaehaerys I's small council, he was twice suggested as master of coin by his advisors. The first time in 50 AC after the king had dismissed Lord Edwell Celtigar and the second time in 59 AC after the murder of Rego Draz.[8][9] Lyman died from the Shivers not long after the second suggestion.[3]


Loren I


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
  2. See the Lyman Lannister calculation.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fire & Blood, The Long Reign — Jaehaerys and Alysanne—Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
  4. The Sons of the Dragon.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands: House Lannister Under the Dragons.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Fire & Blood, The Year of The three Brides — 49 AC.
  7. Fire & Blood, Jaehaerys and Alysanne — Their Triumphs and Tragedies.
  8. Fire & Blood, A Time of Testing — The Realm Remade.
  9. Fire & Blood, Birth, Death, and Betrayal Under King Jaehaerys I.