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"Your mother was a dumb whore with a fat arse, did you know that?"
Robert Baratheon to Lancel Lannister[src]

Dorna Lannister née Swyft is an unseen character indirectly mentioned in the first season. She is the wife of Ser Kevan Lannister and mother of Ser Lancel Lannister, Martyn Lannister, and Willem Lannister.

BiographyEdit

BackgroundEdit

Dorna is a member of House Swyft of Cornfield, daughter of Ser Harys Swyft, the head of the house. She married Ser Kevan Lannister, younger brother of Lord Tywin Lannister. Her husband's niece, Cersei Lannister, insisted that her husband, King Robert Baratheon, make Dorna and Kevan's son, Lancel, his squire. [1]

Season 1Edit

King Robert insults Lancel, calling his mother a whore with a fat arse. [2]

Season 3Edit

Dorna's two youngest sons, Martyn and Willem, are captured by the forces led by Edmure Tully following the Battle of Stone Mill. They are taken hostage and placed in a cell at Riverrun, the seat of the House Tully. The two boys are murdered by Lord Rickard Karstark as an act of revenge for Jaime Lannister killing his son, Torrhen. [3]

Season 6Edit

Dorna's remaining son, Lancel, and her husband, Kevan, are incinerated in the wildfire explosion orchestrated by Cersei Lannister at the Great Sept of Baelor. [4]

Family treeEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tytos tree
Tytos Lannister

Deceased
 
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Jeyne Lannister
née Marbrand
Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tywin fam tree
Tywin Lannister
Deceased
 
House-Lannister-heraldry
Joanna Lannister
Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kevan fam tree
Kevan Lannister
Deceased
 
House-Swyft-Square
Dorna Lannister
née Swyft
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert tree
Robert Baratheon House-Baratheon-Main-Shield
Deceased
 
Cersei family tree
Cersei Lannister
 
Jaime family tree
Jaime Lannister
 
Unknown tree
Tysha
 
Tyrion family tree
Tyrion Lannister
 
100px-Sansa tree
Sansa Stark House-Stark-Main-Shield
 
Lancel tree
Lancel Lannister Faith-Militant-Main-Shield
Deceased
 
Martyn Lannister tree
Martyn Lannister
Deceased
 
Willem Lannister tree
Willem Lannister
Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House-Baratheon-of-Kings-Landing-heraldry
Unnamed son
Died in infancy
 
Joffrey tree

Joffrey Baratheon House-Baratheon-of-King's Landing-Main-Shield

Deceased
 
Margaery Tree
Margaery Tyrell House-Tyrell-Main-Shield
Deceased
 
Mycella Season 5 family tree pic

Myrcella Baratheon House-Baratheon-of-King's Landing-Main-Shield

Deceased
 
Trystane Martell family tree

Trystane Martell House-Martell-Main-Shield

Deceased
 
Tommen Baratheon family tree
Tommen Baratheon House-Baratheon-of-King's Landing-Main-Shield
Deceased
 
Margaery Tree
Margaery Tyrell House-Tyrell-Main-Shield
Deceased
 
 
 

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Dorna is the daughter of Ser Harys Swyft, the Knight of Cornfield and a loyal bannerman of House Lannister. Her father married her to Kevan Lannister and they have three sons: Lancel and the twins Martyn and Willem. They also have a daughter, Janei. Lancel is their eldest child and Janei the youngest.

According to Kevan, Dorna is a gentle soul, never comfortable except at home with friends and kin around her. She prays seven times a day and loves needlework and flowers.

Dorna is described "chinless lady, flat-chested and chicken-legged" with her lack of chin shared by her father, yet she is still very loved by her husband.

It is unclear from Robert's comment about Dorna being a "dumb whore with a fat arse" whether her physical description was changed in the series (as done with many characters) or he called her that way just to insult Lancel.

In his last moments, after being fatally injured by Varys, Kevan's last thought is about Dorna.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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Lord: Ser Harys Swyft Heir:
Seat: Cornfield Lands: The Westerlands
Title(s): Knight of Cornfield
Current members:Dorna Swyft
Overlord:House Lannister
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Lord: Cersei Lannister Heir:
House-Lannister-Main-Shield
Seat: Casterly Rock / Red Keep Lands: The Westerlands / The Crownlands
Title(s): Lord Paramount of the Westerlands · Lord of Casterly Rock · Warden of the West · King of the Rock (pre-War of Conquest)
Ancestors:Lann the Clever · Tommen II Lannister · Loren Lannister · Tyland Lannister · Damon Lannister
Current members:Tyrion Lannister · Jaime Lannister · Dorna Lannister · Cynda Lannister · Lyman Lannister
Deceased members:Tytos Lannister · Joanna Lannister · Stafford Lannister · Alton Lannister · Martyn Lannister · Willem Lannister · Orson Lannister · Tywin Lannister · Lancel Lannister · Kevan Lannister
Household:Bronn · Gregor Clegane · Qyburn · {Amory Lorch} · {Polliver} · {Rorge} · {Biter}

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