My father Tywin Lannister is the Lord of the Lannister house, which makes him the richest man in all of Westeros. He is also the Lord of the Lannister house’s chief stronghold, Casterly Rock.
My father has never been very warm towards me. He is ashamed of me to this very day, partially due to my stature and partially due to my affinity for women and wine. It has always been difficult for my siblings and I to please our father. He never tolerated any of our shortcomings. Jamie’s difficulty reading, Cersei’s failure to raise her son properly, and my lack of significant achievement are all sources of shame to him. Our behaviors are nothing but pock marks on his reputation.
Needless to say, Tywin Lannister is quite an intimidating man. He is a masterful tactician and politician who has never shied away from an argument. Nobody ever dares question his authority, and those who do are dealt with swiftly and decisively. He is known throughout the seven kingdoms to be a powerful ally and an even more imposing enemy.