In this faction focus we look at House Lannister. We will be looking at their strengths, and weaknesses and some of their best cards.
House Lannister of Casterly Rock is one of the Great Houses of Seven Kingdoms, and the principal house of the westerlands. Their seat is Casterly Rock, though another branch exists that is based in nearby Lannisport. Their sigil is a golden lion on a field of crimson. Their official motto is "Hear Me Roar!" However, their unofficial motto, equally well known, is "A Lannister always pays his debts."
The Warden of the West is a Lannister by tradition.
Fair-haired, tall, and handsome, the Lannisters are the blood of Andal adventurers who carved out a mighty kingdom in the western hills and valleys. Through the female line they boast of descent from Lann the Clever, the legendary trickster of the Age of Heroes who tricked the members of House Casterly into giving him Casterly Rock during the era of the First Men.
The Lannisters reigned as Kings of the Rock until they fell to the Targaryen conquest, but were allowed to remain the liege lords of the westerlands. The House had fallen on hard times during the rule of Lord Tytos, but was restored to its former glory by Lord Tywin. His daughter Cersei is the queen of King Robert I Baratheon, while her twin Ser Jaime is a knight of Robert's Kingsguard. Members of the family tend to have golden hair and emerald green eyes.
Lets take a look at some of the cards Lannister has to offer.....
The Lannisters are my favourite house in A Game of Thrones, and there deck is excellent, they do not have the sheer military might of the Starks, well except Tywin and Jaime anyway, but they are all about the intrigue and gold, which is very thematic. When they get set up you will be getting much more gold then your opponent to marshal with, or boost Tywin, so they will never know what you have up your sleeve.
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