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|Born||In before 281 AC[N 1], at Harrenhal|
A Clash of Kings (appears)|
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
Appearance and Character
A Clash of Kings
When Lord Tywin Lannister takes Harrenhal, Pia works at the buttery and sleeps with many of his knights. When Lord Roose Bolton arrives after the fall of Harrenhal, he sets up stocks near the bear pit for all the women who slept with Lannister men-at-arms, including Pia, and locks them up for any man to use. Arya Stark observes her being used by soldiers from House Frey.
A Storm of Swords
Pia is sent by Qyburn to Ser Jaime Lannister's bedchamber as Jaime recovers in Harrenhal after losing his sword hand. She mentions that as a little girl she witnessed him being raised to the Kingsguard, and that she has long fantasized about him. Nonetheless, he sends her away.
A Feast for Crows
When Ser Jaime returns to Harrenhal, Pia is one of only three of Lady Shella Whent's servants remaining in the castle, and is not nearly so pretty as she had been. For speaking when he wanted silence, Ser Gregor Clegane smashed Pia's face with a mailed fist, breaking her nose and knocking out half of her teeth. Pia develops a habit of covering her mouth when she speaks, to hide her broken teeth.
When Pia first sees Jaime she falls at his feet, sobbing and clinging to his leg with hysterical strength till Ser Lyle Crakehall pulls her off. Jaime tells her that no one will hurt her now - but that only makes her sob louder. Jaime notices that she is very different from the sweet, simple, giggly creature who had crawled beneath his blankets during his previous stay at Harrenhal. He thinks she is still pretty enough as long as she keeps her mouth closed.
When one of the Mountain's men tries to rape Pia, Jaime commands Ser Ilyn Payne to take his head off. As they force him to his knees the perplexed man says they had her hundreds of times. When Ilyn presents Pia with his head she smiles through her ruined teeth.
When the godly Ser Bonifer Hasty of the Holy Hundred is named by Ser Jaime as temporary castellan of Harrenhal, he refers to Pia as a whore and wants her gone from Harrenhal. Jaime agrees to take her into his entourage as a washerwoman. Jaime believes she is likely barren, as she has not become pregnant after being with numerous soldiers.
Pia rides with Jaime's squires, on a gelding Josmyn "Peck" Peckledon has found for her; Jaime notices that Peck is interested in her. Upon arriving at Darry, Jaime bathes in a tub, and is uncomfortably aware of Pia. After dismissing her Jaime asks Peck if he wants her and advises the youth to be kind if he beds her. Jaime suggests they use the empty bed of Lancel Lannister, Lord of Darry.
By the time they reach Riverrun, Peck and Pia are regularly having sex. Ser Jaime often goes to sleep to the sound of them in a corner of the tent. Pia is present in the tent when Jaime delivers his terms to Ser Edmure Tully.
Quotes by Pia
I was a slip of a girl when you came for Lord Whent's tourney and the king give you your cloak. You were so handsome all in white, and everyone said what a brave knight you were. Sometimes when I'm with some man, I close my eyes and pretend it's you on top of me, with your smooth skin and gold curls. I never truly thought I'd have you, though.—Pia to Jaime Lannister
Quotes about Pia
—thoughts of Jaime Lannister
—thoughts of Jaime Lannister
Josmyn: Kind, my lord? How .... how would I ...?
Jaime: Sweet words. Gentle touches. You don't want to wed her, but so long as you're abed treat her as you would your bride.
- Stated to be a young girl at the time of the Tourney at Harrenhal.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 47, Arya IX.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 44, Jaime VI.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 30, Arya VII.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 30, Jaime IV.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 64, Arya X.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime V.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 38, Jaime VI.