Lyn by Alexandre Dainche © Fantasy Flight Games
Lords Declarant (nominally)
|Born||In ~261–268 AC, at Heart's Home|
A Game of Thrones (appears)|
A Clash of Kings (appendix)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (appendix)
The Winds of Winter (appears)
Appearance and Character
Lyn is a thin man. He is handsome, but vain, reckless and hot-tempered. He has shoulder-length brown hair. Lyn is often short of money. It is said that Lyn is uninterested in women. According to Petyr Baelish, Lyn likes "boys".
Ser Lyn won his knighthood during Robert's Rebellion. At the start of the war, he fought for House Targaryen with Lord Marq Grafton against Lord Jon Arryn at the gates of Gulltown. He was pardoned and joined Lord Jon against the Targaryens.
At the Battle of the Trident, Lyn's father was badly wounded. In the confusion Lyn took up the family's Valyrian steel longsword, Lady Forlorn, and distinguished himself by leading an assault on the Dornish lines. He personally finished off a wounded Prince Lewyn Martell of the Kingsguard.
Honoring Lyn's achievements on the battlefield, his father bequeathed him Lady Forlorn upon his death. His elder brother Lyonel Corbray inherited the rest of the family estate and titles, but still resented the loss of the family blade.
A Game of Thrones
Ser Lyn is one of Lady Lysa Arryn's suitors, after the death of Lord Jon Arryn. His squire is Mychel Redfort. He attends the trial of Tyrion Lannister at the Eyrie. He offers himself as champion of the Vale when Tyrion demands a trial by combat, but is rebuffed by Lysa.
A Feast for Crows
Ser Lyn accompanies the Lords Declarant to the parley with Lords Petyr Baelish and Robert Arryn at the Eyrie. Lord Nestor Royce claims that Lyn rarely left the side of Lysa for nearly half a year. During the parley, Ser Lyn grows tired of the conversation and threatens Petyr with his sword, Lady Forlorn, violating the laws of hospitality. Ser Lothor Brune moves to intercept, but it is the intervention of the other Lords Declarant that causes Lyn to put up his sword. Lyn leaves the parley shortly thereafter.
Later, Petyr admits to Sansa Stark that Lyn is in his employ, and it is his task to feign hatred for Petyr and to join every conspiracy against him and inform on them. Petyr states that Lyn's price is gold and boys.
The Winds of Winter
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Prior to the tourney for the Brotherhood of Winged Knights at the Gates of the Moon, Ser Lyn knocks down Ser Owen during a practice match. The buxom Myranda Royce japes that Lyn would not be interested in her because of her gender.
Quotes by Lyn
—Lyn to the Lords Declarant
Quotes about Lyn
Lyn Corbray is a dangerous man.
Behind the Scenes
While it is mentioned that Lyn likes "boys", the age of these boys is unclear. As such, it is unclear if this is meant to imply that he is a pedophile. When asked about this, Elio Garcia agreed that the currently available information is too little to tell one way or the other, and agreed that "[Lyn being a pedophile is] an assumption without proof, so at least should be qualified".
- A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- See the Lyn Corbray calculation.
- George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Lyn Corbray.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 40, Catelyn VII.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 23, Alayne I.
- The Winds of Winter, Alayne I
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 42, Tyrion VI.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 10, Sansa I.
- Twitter: @westerosorg (November 26, 2015)