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Stafford Lannister

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Stafford Lannister
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Alias Uncle Dolt
Title Ser
Allegiance House Lannister
Culture westermen
Born In or between 246 AC and 253 AC[1]
Died In 299 AC, at Oxcross[2]
Spouse Lady Myranda Lefford
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appendix)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appendix)

Ser Stafford Lannister is a knight of House Lannister. He is the good-brother to the Warden of the West as his sister, Lady Joanna, married their cousin, Lord Tywin Lannister.[3]

Character

Ser Jaime Lannister and Ser Brynden Tully are both unimpressed by Stafford's capacities, with Jaime considering his uncle to be blundering.[4][5]

History

When he was a young squire, Stafford and two Lannisters of Lannisport were captured by Lady Ellyn Tarbeck in retaliation for the imprisonment of her husband, Lord Walderan Tarbeck, by Ser Tywin Lannister. Lord Tytos Lannister forced the prisoners to be exchanged, however. Hostilities later erupted with the Reyne-Tarbeck rebellion, which Tywin suppressed.[4][6]

Stafford has been negotiating to betroth his son, Ser Daven Lannister, to Desmera Redwyne, although an agreement has not been reached with Lord Paxter Redwyne.[7]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

After the capture of Ser Jaime Lannister in the Whispering Wood and the defeat of Jaime's host in the Battle of the Camps, Stafford begins raising a new army near Lannisport. Because the force consists of inexperienced men, it takes a long time to train them.[5] Feeling safe in the westerlands, Stafford does not post sentries.[2]

Robb Stark, the new King in the North, marches west from Riverrun and avoids the strong Golden Tooth by using a goat track found by his direwolf.[8] When Robb's army descends on Stafford's men in the night, the surprised Lannister is destroyed in the Battle of Oxcross. Stafford is lanced by Lord Rickard Karstark when he tries to reach his horse.[2] According to some stories, Robb fed Stafford's heart to Grey Wind after the battle, which Catelyn Stark finds ridiculous.[8]

A Storm of Swords

Stafford's more capable son, Ser Daven, reforms the survivors from Oxcross at Lannisport.[9]

A Feast for Crows

Daven had vowed not to cut his hair until he had avenged his father's death,[7] but Lord Karstark was himself executed by Robb Stark for treason.[10] Daven, now the Warden of the West, has continued to grow his hair out.[7]

Quotes

Brynden: Brother to Lord Tywin's late wife, so twice related. An old man and a bit of a dullard, but he has a son, Ser Daven, who is more formidable." Catelyn: Then let us hope it is the father and not the son who takes this army into the field.[5]

- Brynden Tully and Catelyn Stark


Do not take Oxcross too much to heart, my lady. A battle is not a war, and my lord father is assuredly not my uncle Stafford. The next time you visit the godswood, pray that your brother has the wisdom to bend the knee.[2]

- Tyrion Lannister to Sansa Stark

Family

Stafford is married to Lady Myranda Lefford with whom he has three children, Ser Daven, Cerenna and Myrielle Lannister.[3][11]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Serving
girl
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marla
Prester
 
Jason
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alys
Stackspear
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tywin
Lannister
 
Joanna
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Myranda
Lefford
 
Stafford
 
2 sons
 
2 daughters
 
Damon
 
Ella
Lannister
 
Lynora
Hill
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tyrion
Lannister
 
Jaime
Lannister
 
Cersei
Lannister
 
Robert
Baratheon
 
Daven
 
Cerenna
 
Myrielle
 
Shiera
Crakehall
 
Damion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joffrey
Baratheon
 
Margaery
Tyrell*
 
Myrcella
Baratheon
 
Tommen
Baratheon
 
Margaery
Tyrell*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lucion
 
Lanna
 
Antario
Jast
 
 
 


References

  1. See the Stafford Lannister calculation
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 32, Sansa III.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 44, Jaime VI.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 7, Catelyn I.
  6. The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands: House Lannister Under the Dragons.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime V.
  8. 8.0 8.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 39, Catelyn V.
  9. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion III.
  10. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 20, Catelyn III.
  11. The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix: Lannister Lineage.