Ashara Lannister had an easy life of comfort at Casterly Rock. She counted Joanna Plumm among her ladies in waiting as a child.
Ashara accompanied her lord father to the Council at Bloodstone where she first met her betrothed, Aerion Blackfyre. The two were married after their return to Casterly Rock; however, Ashara soon became a widow when Aerion was murdered moments after taking the capital. Aerion's campaign was revealed to be a pretense for placing Ashara's brother Damon on the throne.
When Gylen declared himself King in the Reach, Ashara became confined as a prisoner to the Hightower.
In captivity, Ashara discovered that she was with child. The Princess of two thrones, she was torn between keeping her pregnancy or terminating it. Ultimately, the decision was made for her when too much time passed for tansy to be effective.
King Gylen sent a forged letter supposedly from Ashara begging King Damon to march to her rescue. When her brother seiged Oldtown, Gylen burned the body of Mellara Tyrell, leading Damon to falsely believe it was Ashara.
At the culmination of the War of the False King, Ashara was dragged to the top of the Hightower where King Gylen threatened to throw her into the flames of the beacon. Her husband Gerold fought his way up the tower to rescue her, but Queen Danae Targaryen arrived on dragonback and killed King Gylen first.
When Gerold was made to kneel before King Damon and Queen Danae, her brother bestowed all of his titles onto Ashara, naming her the Lady Paramount of the Reach. She gave birth to a son, Loras Hightower.
Ashara travelled to the Westerlands to attend the funeral of Thaddius Lannister at Casterly Rock, and then the Tournament of the Three Ships on Fair Isle. While there, she became involved in the dispute between her brother Damon and their aunt Jeyne regarding Jeyne's daughter. Jeyne accused a peasant boy of abducting her and demanded a trial. Ashara intervened on Katelynn's behalf, warning Damon of Jeyne's plans to name their relative as her champion in an attempt to garuntee her victory. She returned to Oldtown before the start of the sixth era.
Sixth Era Edit
"People always said that she had her father’s poise, and that compliment was worth a hundred of the ones she heard regularly regarding her beauty." - Blood and Whispers
Loren Lannister, father (deceased)
Gwynesse Lannister, mother (deceased)
Damon Lannister, half brother
Thaddius Lannister, brother (deceased)