House Payne

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House Payne
Region the Westerlands
Overlord House Lannister

House Payne is a noble house from the Westerlands. It is one of the principal houses sworn to House Lannister.[1]

The Payne house at the end of the third century

The known Paynes during the time span described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:

With an unspecified familial relationship to the main branch:

References in the books

A Song of Ice and Fire

  • Ser Ilyn Payne is the King's Justice. He came north to meet King Robert on his ride south after naming his new Hand of the King.
  • Ser Ilyn had his tongue torn out by Aerys II.
  • Podrick Payne is made Tyrion Lannister's squire.
  • Podrick is the distant cousin of Ser Ilyn Payne.
  • Ser Ilyn Payne executes Lord Eddard Stark on the steps of the Great Sept after being ordered by Joffrey I.
  • During the Battle of the Blackwater, Ser Ilyn was stationed near Queen Cersei so if Stannis won, she would have him behead her to prevent her from falling into his hands.

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