- "House Payne provides us loyal servants."
- ―Lord Tywin Lannister
- Ser Ilyn Payne, the King's Justice.
- Podrick Payne, a young squire, a distant cousin of Ser Ilyn's from another branch of the family.
In the booksEdit
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, House Payne is noted as a valued vassal of the Lannisters. Ser Ilyn Payne was a loyal and stalwart warrior in the service of Lord Tywin Lannister and commander of his personal guard. His tongue was torn out with hot pincers at the order of the Mad King after Ilyn was overheard suggesting that Tywin really ruled the realm (as Hand of the King) rather than the insane monarch. Tywin wasn't in a position to protest. After the rebellion overthrew the Mad King, Robert Baratheon made Ilyn King's Justice (head executioner) as a favor to Tywin Lannister.
Podrick Payne is the only other member of the family to appear. He is a very distant cousin of Ser Ilyn's from a different branch of the family. He is a squire to Tyrion Lannister.
- House Payne at A Wiki of Ice and Fire (spoilers from the books)
Houses from the Westerlands