"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.



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 1

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

Season 3

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 6

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 tree

Tytos tree
Tytos Lannister

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

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

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

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

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

In the books

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 also


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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:
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}