Cersei is the only daughter and eldest child of Lord Tywin Lannister. She was raised in privilege in the family seat of Casterly Rock and is noted for her great beauty. She is the wife of King Robert Baratheon, a political marriage Robert agreed to in thanks for her father's late switching of sides in Robert's Rebellion which brought him to power. She has three children: Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen.
Cersei's mother died in childbirth and her father, Tywin, was constantly away from home during her childhood and teenaged years, serving as Hand of the King at the capital, with only infrequent visits back to his seat at Casterly Rock. This meant that Cersei and her two brothers were primarily raised by servants attached to House Lannister. During these years, she began an incestuous relationship with Jaime which has continued despite her marriage.
- The Game Begins