Ser Amory Lorch is an anointed knight of House Lannister. He is one of the principal soldiers under Lord Tywin Lannister.


He is described as being small, portly and having piggish features. His voice is high and thin. He is regarded as a cruel, simple, and small man.


Amory is reported to have thrown the last lord Tarbeck down a well during the attack on Tarbeck Hall during the Reyne-Tarbeck Rebellion.

During the Sack of King's Landing, he was responsible for killing Princess Rhaenys Targaryen. He dragged her from under the bed of her father, and stabbed her dozens of times.

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A Game of Thrones Edit

At the start of the War of the Five Kings, Tywin has his brother, Ser Kevan Lannister, send Ser Amory, along with Ser Gregor Clegane and Vargo Hoat to head raiding parties in the Riverlands. Each man has three hundred men under his command.

A Clash of Kings Edit

Amory's raiding party encounters and attacks the group of Night's Watch recruits being led to the Wall by Yoren. Amory is responsible for Yoren's death. The attack was unprovoked, as the Night's Watch don't take sides in the wars of the realm.

Amory is responsible for one of the deaths of Beric Dondarrion. He captures two innocent beekeepers, and threatens to hang them if Beric does not hand himself over. He does, and Amory hangs him between the two beekeepers. Beric is later revived by Thoros of Myr.

Amory is left as castellan of Harrenhal by Tywin Lannister, when he looks to return to the Westerlands. He is captured by Roose Bolton after Vargo switches sides and delivers Harrenhal to him. Amory is then paraded naked, and pleads and sobs. He is kicked into the bear pit to die. Arya Stark notes that the bear is all black, just like Yoren.

A Storm of Swords Edit

Tywin Lannister confesses to Tyrion Lannister that he intends to blame the deceased Ser Amory for the deaths of Princess Elia Martell and her children, so as to avoid having to hand Gregor Clegane over to Prince Oberyn Martell, who has come to King's Landing looking for justice.

A Feast for Crows Edit

Ser Roger Hogg tells Jaime Lannister about how Ser Amory attacked his towerhouse, even though he is the bannerman of a house sworn to King's Landing.