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asoiaf au: joanna lannister does not die giving birth to tyrion.

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Lord Tywin seldom spoke of his wife, but Tyrion had heard his uncles talk of the love between them. In those days, his father had been Aerys’s Hand, and many people said that Lord Tywin Lannister ruled the Seven Kingdoms, but Lady Joanna ruled Lord Tywin. “He was not the same man after she died, Imp,” his Uncle Gery told him once. “The best part of him died with her.”

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Princess Rhaella’s ladies-in-waiting in 259 A.C.

Sarah Bolger as Cassana Estermont; Amanda Hale as Alys ArrynKerry Condon as Minisa Whent; Gabriella Wilde as Joanna Lannister; Tamzin Merchant as Rhaella Targaryen; Yasmine Al Massri as Loreza Martell (the unnamed Princess of Dorne); Natalie Hoflin as Teirrah Jordayne; Hailee Steinfeld as Donella Hornwood (née Manderly); Pihla Viitala as Bethany Redwyne

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Read about Rhaella’s ladies and ladies-in-waiting in Westeros

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At Oldtown we learned of your mother’s death, and the monstrous child she had borne. We might have turned back there, but my mother chose to sail on. My mother waited as long as was decent, and then broached your father about our purpose. Years later, on her deathbed, she told me that Lord Tywin had refused us brusquely. His daughter was meant for Prince Rhaegar, he informed her. And when she asked for Jaime, to espouse Elia, he offered her you instead.

(Anonymous asked: a gifset of Elia Martell and Jaime Lannister)

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Though Tywin Lannister was not a man given to public display, it is said that his love for his lady wife was deep and long-abiding. “Only Lady Joanna truly knows the man beneath the armor,” Grand Maester Pycelle wrote the Citadel, “and all his smiles belong to her and her alone. I do avow that I have even observed her make him laugh, not once, but upon three separate occasions!”

Upon hearing of her death, King Aerys infamously said, “The gods cannot abide such arrogance. They have plucked a fair flower from his hand and given him a monster in her place, to teach him some humility at last.”