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Tywin Lannister
is the son of Lann Lannister, and Tarna Martell making him the patriarch of House Lannister, and through this he has become the Arch Lord of Stormwind, Shield of Lannistane and Warden of the east. Tywin Lannister has two siblings in the form of Keven, and Gemma Lannister of which his brother Keven is a member of his most trusted council and along with his son Jamie Lannister the most powerful member of House Lannister, while his sister Gemma Lannister was married to Emmon Frey and thus has become a member of House Frey where she has numerous children though rumors say none of the children are Emmon's. Tywin Lannister has three children in Jaime, Cersei, and Tyrion Lannister all with his late wife Joanna who died during the birth of Tyrion Lannister. A calculating, ruthless, and controlling man, Tywin is one of the most powerful lords in Lucerne. He loves his children Jaime and Cersei, but despises Tyrion. This is partly because Tyrion is deformed, but also Tywin blames his son for causing his beloved wife Joanna's death during his birth, as well as for shaming the family name with his frequent whoring.

Tywin Lannister was born in Lannistane and thorughout his youth he was subject to the embaressing rulership of his father Lenn Lannister who ruined much of the hard work of previous lords of House Lannister. Tywin Lannister would during the days before the Invasion of Westbridge launch an assasination attempt on the whore of Tyrion Lannister, but it went completely badly and ended up injuring Myrcella, and nearly killing Tommen Lannister. Taking part in the Invasion of Westbridge he withheld this information from his two sons who were with him, and would lead the battle from the ships never landing on Westbridge. Returning to Lannistane he would work tirelessly to cover up his involvement in the assasination attempt, but was discovered anyway which led to Jamie Lannister attempting to kill his father and failing only slightly. Following this he took the council position in Lucerne taking the spot from Cersei who denounced him when they met on the road, and he would be in Lucerne for some time afterwards.

History

Tywin-camp

Early History

"Before long I'll be dead, and you and your brother and your sister and all of her children, all of us dead, all of us rotting underground. It's the family name that lives on. That's all that lives on. Not your personal glory, not your honor... but family."

-Tywin to Jaime about his beliefs

In his youth, Tywin watched his father Lann mishandle the Lannister fortunes and nearly ruin the family. Lord Lann was an amiable and gentle man, but also weak willed and eager to please; his bannermen mocked him in their cups or openly defied him. Other houses borrowed Lannister gold and never bothered to repay it; at court they japed of toothless lions and when Lord Lann's lady wife died he made a common born woman, the daughter of a chandler, his mistress. The woman dominated him utterly and Tytos was soon asking her opinion on affairs of state; meanwhile she was ordering his knights about, dismissing servants and helping herself to his late wife's jewellery. Lord Lann even agreed to the betrothal of his daughter Genna to Emmon Frey (the second son, not the heir, of Lord Walder Frey).

The Castamere Rebellion

Tywin Lannister Younger
Sometimes violence is necessary on such a massive scope that it defies the morals of the weak. Sometimes you have to destroy everything just to prove to what little remains that there is no option other then loyalty.
Tywin Lannister

Despite his name being nicknamed the ``Clever``, the reign of Lann Lannister shall be remembered as a dark time for House Lannister due to his utter failure in leading the family. During this time Lann Lannister was terrible at leading the house and he caused extensive damage to the House's fortunes through extravagent parties, and failed attempts at expanding the Lannister naval power in the region. His failure and the redicule he recieved is a major reason for the behavior of Tywin Lannister. During this time the personal lands of House Lannister were beset by rebellion, and it only went full blow into conflict after Tywin begin exerting some control over the house and the vassals saw that he wasn't as stupid as his father. The Vassal Houses of House Lannister in the form of House Reyne, House Tarbeck, and House Nane all grouped together and attempted to take control of Lannistane in order to asert control from a leadership caste they saw as dominated by fools who were turning Castamere into a laughing stock and getting their people killed. This attempt basically only took the form of sending a small delegation from all the provinces of Castamere asking for increased independance amongst the provinces, and while they demenstrated in Lannistane the protests were relatively peaceful in nature. In a stroke of the future stupidity of Lann Lannister he allowed himself to be meniplulated by his wife, and his mistresses into allowing his brother Tylin Lannister to massacre several women, and children of the houses that had rebelled inside the city of Lannistane, while also killing many of the diplomats send by House Reyne, House Tarbeck, and House Nane.

You believe that all my father had to do was listen, and all this would have ended. Unfortunately your wrong. My father did listen. He just listened to a whore, and not his advisors.
Tywin Lannister

This massacre led to an even greater turn of events which could not be slowed no matter how hard anyone in the house tried. In a last ditch effort Lann once again listened to his mistress and had his brother Tymen Lannister - who was the most able mind in the leadership at the time - go to the town of Haelbrooke and attempt to discuss the problems between the two. Tymen warned him that after the massacre of so many members of their houses they would react violently towards him, but he rejected this advise and insisted on sending Tymen.

Death of Tymen

Amory Lorch
My uncle said goodbye, and then told me to protect the family. I knew he was dead the moment he left the city. That was the first time I hated my father.
Tywin Lannister

When Tymen arrived he was accompanied by a small force of some fifty of his personal gaurd, and the entire force was taken under gaurd to the center of town where Tymen understood bad things were about to happen when the military leaders of the houses were there to meet him instead of the leadership of the house. He was correct, and over the course of the next three hours the entire group was executed and their heads were put into bags and sent back to Lannistane. With the murder of Tymen the leadership of House Lannister was now completely controlled by Tylin Lannister, and the mistress of Lann Lannister, which meant that things were not going to go well. Tylin was given free reign and he would send Lannister soldiers around to the other provinces on horrifying raiding missions of which several were led by Armory Loch of whom led a large group of raiders into the lands of the Reynes and massacred hundreds of innocent villagers and farmers. Other groups like the one led by Amory Lorch did the same in the other provinces and this and his brutal actions led to a further increase in the conflict, which threatened to embroil the involvment of the actual Kingdom of Lucerne.

We stopped trying to win, and begin to play at war.
Hanzal Reyne

This threat became real when a letter was sent to Lann Lannister from the royal family that James Lovie was prepared to involve himself before he had another situation like what happened with House Targaryan. The Lannisters were very much in the wrong following their massacring of villages, and innocents all across Castamere and this meant that their leadership did not want the Kingdom involved, while on the other hand the rebels while being in the numerical and power advantage position felt they couldn`t win on the battlefield and so instead wanted to incite the Kingdom of Lucerne to intervene. With this in mind the rebels attempted to drag the conflict on so that House Lovie would become involved in the conflict, and this meant that they moved their forces to take control of the villages around Lannistane thereyby blocking the forces of House Lannister inside the fortress.

The Turn of the Tide

Control of Castamere
Holding Noble House Leader Loyalty
Castamere House Reyne Lord Reyne Rebels
Haelbrooke House Tarbeck Lord Tarbeck Rebels
Lannistane House Lannister Lann Lannister Lannisters
Castle Grundinglen House Nune Lord Nune Rebels
Madness and stupidity. Those were the only two things that led my father to continue to use that fool Tylin in his army. He brought us nothing but ruin, and for that I will always remember him as the worst Lannister I ever met.
Tywin Lannister

With the rebels fortifying themselves it tok the violence of Tylin Lannister to break the siege. Tylin took a large force of Lannister forces and went behind the lines, right at the seat of House Nune, and engaged in a quick siege of Castle Grundinglen the seat of House Nune. Breaking into the castle as the only defences that were ready were minimul due to the fact they thought they were so far from the lines, and the victory of Tylin Lannister would become very bloody. While in control of the castle he stayed far longer then he should have as he was now growing arrogant in his abilities and during his holding of the castle he would slowly execute every male, and at an even slower pace raped and killed the female members of House Nune leading to the deaths of nearly the entire House Nune. With this violent act the other rebels changed their stance and begin to move directly towards a siege of Lannistane itself, while a large rebel force besieged Tylin within Castle Grundinglen where he was stuck inside due to staying far too long. The siege of Grundinglen would last for only days as Tylin begin to become overbearing and drove his men to mutiny, until during the night some Lannister men defected opening the gate for the rebels who entered the castle and Tylin Lannister following the defeat knew there was going to be no mercy for himself and he was executed and his body blown into the wind after being lit on fire while still alive.

I could hear my family talking about switching sides, and that was when I asked for full command of one of our forces. I couldn`t bare to be within the city as we lost our honor. Loyalty is all one has, and I would go to the battlefied where honor and loyalty had a more simple apperance.
Hanzal Reyne

Following the defeat of Tylin Lannister the region was beset by battles as the outnumbered forces of House Lannister battled for thier lives, but were pushed back inch by inch to Lannistane. As victory for the rebels seemed sure Lann Lannister gave the command of House Lannister's army to his son Tywin and following this decision the tides of the conflict changed. Where Lann's command structure was filled with morons Tywin surrounded himself quickly with skilled commanders, as well as those loyal to him. As the rebels besieged the city he held them off for weeks while he secretly plotted with House Reyne. Tywin offered House Reyne the lands of House Nane if they would turn against the rebels and join with House Lannister, and House Reyne was open to this if the situation changed and put House Lannister in a position of power. So knowing what he had to do, Tywin moved his forces out the north gate of Lannistane and met the rebels on the field of battle.

Lord of Lannistane

Tywin Lannister

"If another House can seize one of our own and hold him with impunity we are no longer a House to be feared. Your mother’s dead, before long I’ll be dead, and you and your brother, and your sister and all of her children. All of us dead. All of us rotting in the ground. It’s the family name that lives on, it’s all that lives on. Not your personal glory, not your honour, but family. Do you understand?"

-Tywin Lannister

As a result of his father's follies Tywin Lannister never laughed as he mistrusted laughter, hearing too much of it directed at his father and House Lannister in his youth. Tywin also seldom smiled when he was young and never smiled again after his wife's death. After becoming lord of the house, Tywin managed to single-handedly restore the family honor and fortunes from near ruin. He had his father's mistress stripped naked and forced the sobbing woman to walk the streets of Lannistane to confess to every man she met that she was a thief and a harlot before banishing her from Stormwind.

Children

Death of Joanna

The Plague

Main Article : The Plague

Lucernian Invasion of Gondor

Main Article : Gondor War with Stormwind


The Journey

Main Article : The Journey

Game of Rivers

Main Article : Lucernian Invasion of the Riverlands



Family Members

Lann Lannister - Father

Tarna Martell - Mother

Keven Lannister - Brother

Genna Lannister - Sister

Joanna Lannister - Wife

Cersei Lannister - Daughter

Jaime Lannister - Son

Tyrion Lannister - Son

Relationships

Merlon Vikary

See Also : Merlon Vikary

Tyrion Lannister

See Also : Tyrion Lannister

Tywin and Tyrion
My son in name only. My blood running through his veins acted as a near constant insult to me, and everything I stood for.
Tywin Lannister

Tyrion has always had a difficult relation with his father. This relationship tone would begin at birth as Tyrion's mother Joanna Lannister died giving birth to him, and this was something his father never forgave him for alongside being born as a Dwarf. The next stage of their relationship and the final blow to whatever may have been was when Tyrion married a girl named Tysha and when his father found out Tyrion had married Tysha, he had her raped by his guardsmen and finally by Tyrion himself to teach him a lesson. Her memory haunted him for a very long time and he began to seek his pleasure with prostitutes, and due to this he and his father grew to hate eachother even more as his father believed this brought further shame on their house. During the Gondor-Stormwind war there dislike of eachother continued as Tywin sent him with a small force to a forgotten part of the battlefield, and instead of letting his father embaress him he took his forces and took many castles damaging the Gondor war effort and gaining himself much esteem from the less close minded members of the Lannister powerbase.

Keven Lannister

See Also : Keven Lannister

Keven and Tywin

Keven Lannister and Tywin Lannister would have a close relationship when they were young, and this only increased as Tywin grew more and more powerful.

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