Lyonel Strong

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Lyonel Strong
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Title Lord of Harrenhal[1]
Master of laws[1]
Hand of the King[1]
Allegiance House Strong
Culture Rivermen
Born In or before 78 AC[2]
Died In 120 AC[1], at Harrenhal[1]
Spouse 1st: Unknown[1]
2nd: Unknown[1]
3rd: Unknown[1]
Issue Harwin Strong[1]
Larys Strong[1]
2 daughters[1]
Alys Rivers (alleged bastard)
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Rogue Prince (mentioned)

Lyonel Strong was the Lord of Harrenhal and the head of House Strong during the reign of King Viserys I Targaryen. He served as both master of laws and Hand of the King for Viserys. He had four children from his three marriages: Ser Harwin, Larys and two daughters.[1][3] According to Grand Maester Munkun and Septon Eustace, Lyonel also sired a bastard daughter, Alys Rivers.[4]

Appearance and Character

Lyonel was a large, balding man who had a reputation as a battler. He was slow of speech and quiet and was often mistaken for a brute. He was in reality extremely intelligent and well learned, however.[1][3]

History

Lyonel studied at the Citadel, where he earned six links, and he had an exhaustive knowledge of law.[1][3]

In 105 AC, Lyonel came to court with his four children - Ser Harwin, Larys and two unnamed daughters - to serve as master of laws for King Viserys I Targaryen.[1][3] He later replaced Ser Otto Hightower, as Hand of the King, when Otto was removed from office in 109 AC.[5]

When the allegation that Prince Daemon had taken Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen's maidenhead came before the small council, Lord Lyonel's counsel to Viserys was that Daemon should be executed for treason. Septon Eustace, however, reminded the council about the taint of kinslaying, and Daemon was exiled instead.[1][3]

Lyonel died in a fire at Harrenhal with his eldest son and heir, Ser Harwin. The fire was considered an accident and blamed on the curse of Harrenhal. Other non-mystical suspects included Daemon, Lord Corlys Velaryon, Lyonel's younger son Larys, who inherited Harrenhal, and King Viserys.[1][3]

Quotes

This Hand will not hector me.[3]

Viserys I Targaryen about Lyonel

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
Strong
 
Unknown
wife
 
Simon
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
woman
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lyonel
 
3 Wives
 
Unknown
Strong
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
man
 
Alys Rivers
[Note 1][Note 2]
 
Aemond
Targaryen
 
Harwin
 
Larys
 
2 Daughters
 
Grandsons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stillborn
children
 
Son
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Notes:
  1. Both Grand Maester Munkun and Septon Eustace believed Alys Rivers to have been the bastard daughter of Lord Lyonel Strong.
  2. In 132 AC, Alys claimed to have wed Prince Aemond before his death.


References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 The Rogue Prince.
  2. See the Lyonel Strong calculation.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.
  4. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Viserys I.