Talk: Wyl of Wyl

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Is Wyl his first name as well as his surname, or is it just a nickname? --Potsk (talk) 17:53, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

During Aegon's invasion of Dorne in 4 AC, however, Lord Orys was taken captive whilst attempting to bring his forces through the Boneway. His captor was the Wyl of Wyl, known as the Widow-lover, who struck off Orys's sword hand.
Afterward, all accounts say that Lord Orys became crabbed and bitter. Resigning his office as King's Hand, he turned his attention to Dorne, obsessed with the idea of revenge. His chance came during the reign of King Aenys I, when he shattered part of the Vulture King's host and Lord Walter Wyl, the Widow-lover's son, fell into his hands.

To me, "the Wyl of Wyl" is similar to the northern mountain clans or ironborn who refer to their heads of the House as "The [House name]". I'd say "Wyl" is used as a title here, especially since his son became the head of House after him. Afterall, we don't know yet which title(s) the Wyls claim: Lord of the Boneway, Lord of Wyl, and/or something else. --Thomaerys Velaryon (talk) 20:21, 21 February 2021 (UTC)