Tyrion Crownsilver

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Tyrion Crownsilver is a young knight from Cormyr and is the third and youngest child of Targir and Joanna Crownsilver and the younger brother of Jaime and Telwynn Crownsilver. His father is the son of the Duchess Kimba Crownsilver, Lady of the South, and head of House Crownsilver.

Tyrion is very short, because of this he is sometimes mockingly called The Imp and The Halfman. This is mitigated by his intellect, social standing and his family's wealth and power.

His two older siblings Jaime and Telwynn, were already nine years old when his mother died giving birth to him, as a result his father blamed and hated him for it and his deformity. Tyrion found himself ostracised from regular family life, especially by his father and sister who abused him during his childhood.

When Tyrion was thirteen, he and his brother Jaime rescued a common girl, Tysha, from some bandits. While Jaime went after the bandits Tyrion took care of Tysha. To his amazement Tysha liked him, and they eventually made love. Tyrion became so enamoured by her that he bribed a cleric and married her in secret. Their happiness lasted only two weeks, however, before Tyrion's father got news of the wedding. Lord Targir commanded Jaime to say that Tysha was a prostitute whom Jaime had hired for Tyrion's benefit. Because the "whore" had presumed to marry a Crownsilver, Targir had his entire guard rape Tysha for a silver each and then made Tyrion go last for a gold coin, because a Crownsilver is worth more.

When Tyrion became a man at sixteen, he was forbidden from taking a tour of the Nine Free Cities as his uncles Gerion and Tygett had done. Instead he spends a lot of time at court in Suzail avoiding his father. Tyrion gets on well with Jaime but has a cooler relationship with Telwynn. He has a fondness for prostitutes and drink, but is also intelligent, cunning and learned.

He is loyal to his family, but his lack of love for them has made him seek other paragons and has turned his devotion to the king.

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