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"Is this a rescue?"
―Willem Lannister to Rickard Karstark[src]

Willem Lannister, along with his brother Martyn, was a squire in the Lannister army. Both were younger sons of Ser Kevan Lannister, and younger brothers of Lancel Lannister.

Biography

Season 3

Willem, and his brother Martyn are captured by the forces of House Tully led by Edmure Tully following the Battle of Stone Mill. The two are kept as hostages at Riverrun, the seat of the Tullys.

After Robb Stark visits Riverrun to attend the funerals of Lord Hoster Tully, Willem and Martyn are visited in their cell by Queen Talisa Stark, who tends to Martyn's wounded hand. Willem looks in silence while Martyn asks if the tales told among the Lannisters about Robb turning into a wolf at night or devouring his enemies are true.[1] Earlier, Robb criticized Edmure Tully for the Battle of the Stone Mill and concludes that Willem and Martyn are not valuable enough to exchange for Sansa or Arya Stark.

Martyn and Willem are later murdered inside their cells by Lord Rickard Karstark and five other men in retribution for his son being killed by Jaime Lannister, and in defiance of Robb Stark's orders. The men involved are subsequently hanged and Rickard is later beheaded for his treason by Robb, causing the Karstarks to desert Robb's cause.[2]

Family tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tytos Lannister

Deceased
 
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Jeyne Lannister
née Marbrand
Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tywin fam tree
Tywin Lannister
Deceased
 
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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-Lannister-Familytree-Pic
Tyrion Lannister
 
Famtree-SansaStark
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
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Unnamed son
Died in infancy
 
Famtree-JoffreyBaratheon

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

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

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

Deceased
Famtree-TommenBaratheon
Tommen Baratheon House-Baratheon-of-King's Landing-Main-Shield
Deceased
 
Famtree-MargaeryTyrell
Margaery Tyrell House-Tyrell-Main-Shield
Deceased
 
 

Appearances

Season Three appearances
Valar Dohaeris Dark Wings, Dark Words Walk of Punishment And Now His Watch Is Ended Kissed by Fire
The Climb The Bear and the Maiden Fair Second Sons The Rains of Castamere Mhysa

Quotes

Robb Stark: "Tywin Lannister has my sisters. Have I sued for peace?"
Edmure Tully: "No."
Robb Stark: "Do you think he'll sue for peace because we have his...father's brother's great-grandsons?"
Edmure Tully: "No."
Robb Stark dismisses Martyn and Willem's value as hostages.[src]
Robb Stark: "It took five of you to murder two unarmed squires."
Rickard Karstark: "Not murder, your grace. Vengeance."
Robb Stark: "Vengeance? They didn't kill your sons. I saw Harrion die on the battlefield and Torrhen..."
Rickard Karstark: "Was strangled by the Kingslayer. They were his kin."
Robb Stark: "They were BOYS!"
Rickard Karstark's unsuccessful justification for murdering Willem and Martyn Lannister[src]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Willem and Martyn are the twin sons of Ser Kevan Lannister, and younger brothers of Lancel Lannister. He and his cousin Tion Frey - son of Genna Lannister and Emmon Frey - are captured at the Battle of the Whispering Wood. Later, Willem and Tion are killed by Rickard Karstark.

See also

References

  1. "Walk of Punishment"
  2. "Kissed by Fire"
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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
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