Willem Lannister

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Willem Lannister
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Allegiance House Lannister
Culture Westermen
Born In or between 285 AC and 287 AC[1], at Westerlands[2]
Died In 299 AC, at Riverrun
Father Kevan Lannister
Mother Dorna Swyft
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (appendix)
A Game of Thrones (appendix)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appendix)
A Dance with Dragons (appendix)

Willem Lannister is a squire from House Lannister.[3] He is the second son of Ser Kevan Lannister and Lady Dorna Swyft and twin to Martyn.[4]

History

Lord Gawen Westerling once suggested that Willem or his twin Martyn marry Gawen's daughter, Jeyne. Ser Kevan Lannister refused this offer because he considered Jeyne of dubious blood due to the lineage of her mother, Sybell Spicer.[5]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Willem is part of the army of his cousin, Ser Jaime Lannister, that invades the riverlands. Willem and another cousin, Tion Frey, are captured during the battle in the Whispering Wood by the northern army of Robb Stark.[6]

A Clash of Kings

Robb, now King in the North, and Tyrion Lannister, the acting Hand of the King, attempt to negotiate Willem's release. Robb offers Willem and Tion in exchange for Arya and Sansa Stark. Tyrion declines that offer, but offers Lord Medger Cerwyn and Ser Donnel Locke for Tion and Harrion Karstark and Ser Wylis Manderly for Willem. No agreement is reached.[7]

A Storm of Swords

Ser Kevan Lannister ponders having one of his twins, Willem and Martyn, or their cousin, Tion, marry Sansa, but all three boys are held captive at Riverrun.[5]

Torrhen and Eddard Karstark, the younger sons of Lord Rickard Karstark, were both killed by Jaime Lannister in the Whispering Wood.[6] Rickard wants to kill Jaime in retaliation,[8] but Jaime is released from captivity at Riverrun by Catelyn Stark without Robb's knowledge.[9]

When Robb's host returns to Riverrun,[10] Lord Karstark feels robbed of his revenge against the missing Jaime and chooses Willem and Tion instead. With some of his men, Rickard kills the boys and two of their House Tully guards. Catelyn observes that one of the boys was blond (presumably Willem as a Lannister), wore his hair long, and was trying to grow a beard. He was probably killed in his sleep. His cousin was brown-haired (presumably Tion as a Frey) and had fought for his life. Both were pale from their imprisonment.[11]

Furious about the killing of his captives, Robb executes Rickard with his accomplices at Riverrun.[12]

Quotes

Robb: I saw your sons die, that night in the Whispering Wood. Tion Frey did not kill Torrhen. Willem Lannister did not slay Eddard. How then can you call this vengeance? This was folly, and bloody murder. Your sons died honorably on a battlefield, with swords in their hands.
Rickard: They died. The Kingslayer cut them down. These two were of his ilk. Only blood can pay for blood.[11]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tytos
 
Jeyne
Marbrand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tywin
 
Joanna
Lannister
 
Kevan
 
Dorna
Swyft
 
Emmon
Frey
 
Genna
 
Tygett
 
Darlessa
Marbrand
 
Gerion
 
Briony
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert
Baratheon
 
Cersei
 
Jaime
 
Tyrion
 
Sansa
Stark
 
 
 
 
 
 
Issue
 
 
 
 
 
Tyrek
 
Ermesande
Hayford
 
Joy
Hill
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joffrey
Baratheon
 
Myrcella
Baratheon
 
Tommen
Baratheon
 
Amerei
Frey
 
Lancel
 
Willem
 
Martyn
 
Janei
 
 
 

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