|Alias||The Toothless Lion|
Lord of Casterly Rock, |
Warden of the West,
Shield of Lannisport
|Died||In 267 AC, at Casterly Rock|
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)|
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)
Lord Tytos Lannister was lord paramount of the Westerlands and Lord of Casterly Rock. He died before the events of the books. Tyrion, Jaime and Cersei are his grandchildren by his eldest son Tywin Lannister.
Lord Tytos Lannister was called a kind but weak man. He loaned money to lords who never bothered to repay him and his vassals openly ignored his orders.
According to his daughter Genna, he agreed to marry her to Emmon Frey, the second son of Walder Frey, just to please Lord Frey. His eldest son and his vassals spoke out against the wedding because they thought it an uneven match.
At some point, Tytos imprisoned Lord Tarbeck for disloyalty. In return, Lady Tarbeck seized three Lannisters, including Stafford, whose sister was betrothed to young Tywin Lannister. Tywin suggested that Tarbeck should be send back to his wife in three pieces, one for every Lannister taken, but Tytos returned Tarbeck unharmed. A few years later, the Tarbecks rebelled, again together with House Reyne. Tywin took charge of crushing the rebellion. He did this so completely that both castles were destroyed and the families extinguished.
One autumn year, Tytos came between a lioness and her prey. The lioness tore into Tytos' horse and was about to attack Tytos as well, when the kennelmaster of Casterly Rock came to his rescue with his dogs, losing his leg and three dogs in the process. Out of gratitude, Tytos gave the kennelmaster lands and a towerhouse and took his son as a squire, thereby creating House Clegane.
In his last few years, Tytos became fat and took a mistress, a common born woman, daughter of a candlemaker. The woman helped herself to Tytos deceased wife's jewels and clothes. She also began ordering about the household knights, dismissed servants and sat in attendance when Tytos was absent. In 267 AC, Lord Tytos died of a heart attack while climbing stairs to see her.
Tytos was the third son of his father but the books make no mention of the names of his siblings.
References and Notes
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 66, Tyrion IX.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 32, Cersei VII.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 44, Jaime VII.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion III.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 18, Sansa II.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 3, Cersei I.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 32, Jaime: Genna Lannister, to Jaime Lannnister "He heard too many people laughing at your grandsire."
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime V.