House Lannister of Casterly Rock is one of the Great Houses of Seven Kingdoms, and the principal house of the Westerlands. Their seat is Casterly Rock, though another branch exists that is based in nearby Lannisport. Their sigil is a golden lion on a field of crimson. Their official motto is "Hear Me Roar!" However, their unofficial motto, equally well known, is "A Lannister always pays his debts." The Warden of the West is traditionally a Lannister.
Seat: Casterly Rock Edit
Casterly Rock, nicknamed the Rock, is a fortress and the seat of House Lannister. The capital of the Westerlands, it overlooks the harbor of Lannisport and the Sunset Sea. Nearby strongholds include Kayce and Feastfires to the west, Sarsfield to the north, and Cornfield and Clegane's Keep to the south.
Legend says that Casterly Rock is named for the family that ruled it in the Age of Heroes, the Casterlys, who no longer exist. The Lannisters trace their rule over it back to Lann the Clever, who tricked the Casterlys out of their castle and claimed it for his own. Some claim that Lann still haunts the castle. After Harrenhal, the Rock is most likely the second-largest castle in the realm. It has never fallen.
The fortress is carved out of a great stone hill and its natural defenses are further enhanced with walls and other structures. It is tunneled through with halls and chambers, with a huge keep at its peak. Gold-producing mines are possibly still productive in the hill.
Three key rooms within the Rock are the Golden Gallery, the Lion's Mouth and the Hall of Heroes, where the Lannisters and their close kin who have died valiantly are interred. From below the Rock thunder can be heard, where the sea comes in. In the bowels of the Rock are rooms where caged lions were once kept, and cells for the worst prisoners. There is a place called the Stone Garden within the castle; it contains a weirwood a tenth the size of Raventree Hall's.
Prior to the First Era Edit
After the decimation of the Lannister family, Aegon the IV gave Tyrion Lannister the title Warden of the West and allowed him to take control of Casterly Rock. Tyrion Lannister continued the main Lannister bloodline while trying to restore the Lannisters to what they once were. For a short amount of time the Lannisters suffered but they soon regained there full power, however they are not as respected as they once were.
First Era Edit
Notable Members Edit
Tybolt Lannister- Lord Paramount of the Westerlands, Warden of the West, Lord of Casterly Rock, Sheild of Lannisport.
Sarelle Lannister- Lady of House Lannister, Tybolt's mid sister.
Martesse A. Lannister- Lady of House Lannister, Tybolt's youngest sister.