Jeff Hall is an English actor who was born on December 6, 1977. Hugh of the Vale in Game of Thrones, Varg in CW’s Wizards vs. Aliens, Torstein in Vikings, and Aaron Korey in Halloween are some of the parts he has played. In his early jobs, he was known as Robert Hall. He was cast in 2022 as twins Jason and Tyland Lannister in House of the Dragon, a show that came before Game of Thrones.
Jefferson Hall as Ser Tyland Lannister
Tyland Lannister was a knight from House Lannister. He was later known as the Hooded Hand. He worked as master of ships for Viserys I Targaryen, master of coins for Aegon II Targaryen, and Hand of the King for Aegon III Targaryen. He was also on the small council at King’s Landing. David Lannister, the Lord of Casterly Rock, was his twin brother and younger brother.
How He Looks Like; His Appearance and Characters
Like his twin brother Lord Jason, Tyland was tall, had golden hair, and looked great. Yet, after being abused, he was blinded, hurt (his fingernails and toes were cut off, along with his ears), and put to sleep. It was said that the way he looked made new girls at court pass out when they saw him. Because of this, Tyland started to cover his head with a silken hat when he went to formal events.
Tyland was a smart man; even after being tortured, he kept his mind sharp. As a loyal helper to King Aegon III Targaryen who was also good at his job, Tyland never gave up on his duties. Tyland always spoke softly and respectfully to Aegon III. He liked to lead the young king instead of telling him what to do.
The Start of His Life
Tyland, Jason Lannister’s younger twin brother, was a second son not given the honor of a kingdom. He had to find his own place in the world. During a feast at Casterly Rock in 112 AC, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen came to the western lands. Tyland and Jason both wanted to marry the princess. Both twins gave her lots of gifts, but none of them worked.
King Viserys I Targaryen ultimately made Tyland master of ships and lord admiral. He was one of the youngest on the small council and sat next to Lord Larys Strong.
Contribution in The Dance of the Dragons
Tyland and the other small council members met in Dowager Queen Alicent Hightower‘s rooms the night before King Viserys I died. They talked about the succession there until dawn. During the meeting, Tyland pointed out that many of the lords who had sworn to protect the succession of Princess Rhaenyra in 105 AC were long dead.
He remarked that it had been 24 years and that he had not taken such an oath because he was a child at the time. The small group chose to support Aegon II Targaryen in the end.
At the start of the Dance of the Dragons, Queen Alicent made Ser Tyland master of coins instead of Lord Lyman Beesbury, who had been killed for supporting Princess Rhaenyra. As soon as Tyland was told what to do, he took the royal treasure. The gold in the crown was split into four parts. One part was given to the Iron Bank of Braavos to keep safe, another to Casterly Rock, and the third to Oldtown. The greens used the rest of the money to pay bribes, give gifts, and hire sellswords.
As Prince Regent and Protector of the Realm, Prince Aemond Targaryen wanted to fight Prince Daemon Targaryen and punish the disloyal river lords. Tyland agreed with Aemond’s idea. Lord Jason sided with the Greens and led a large army from the West lands to support Aegon II because his twin was in a better place at court.
He died at the Battle at the Red Fork in 130 AC. It was 130 AD, and Rhaenyra took over King’s Landing. Tyland was one of the court members who came out of Maegor’s Holdfast. To get back some of the Crown’s treasure, Tyland was taken and given to Rhaenyra’s torturers. While being blindfolded, gagged, and cut up by his captors, Tyland refused to say where the gold had been sent.
Rhaenyra left the capital because she was broke and couldn’t find the crown’s gold. The trash knights of Ser Perkin the Flea freed Ser Tyland. They had taken over the Red Keep to make Trystane Truefyre, Ser Perkin’s squire, king on the Iron Throne. Tyland was put back in charge of the coins when the greens took back the city. As the enemy’s forces prepared to march on King’s Landing, he suggested going to Lys or Tyrosh by ship to hire sellsword companies to fight for Aegon II.
But Corlys Velaryon said Tyland would never be able to return with the sellswords in time. King Aegon II wanted to send Rhaenyra’s son, Prince Aegon the Younger, to the Wall or geld him to ensure Rhaenyra’s line would end with her only son, so Tyland pushed for a harder solution. He wanted to kill Aegon and said that Aegon would always threaten the king as long as he lived.
Later, Tyland, Ser Marston Waters, and Ser Julian Wormwood were sent across the narrow sea to Pentos, Tyrosh, and Myr to find sellswords.
Being The Hand of The King
Aegon II was murdered while Tyland was in Myr, and Aegon III, Rhaenyra’s son, took over as ruler. Lady Johanna Lannister, Tyland’s late brother’s widow, made plans to return Casterly Rock’s share of the crown’s gold in exchange for Tyland’s royal pardon. Soon after, Tyland came back to King’s Landing from Myr. At the start of Aegon III’s reign, he was made Hand of the King for the king.
Since new ladies to the court were known to faint when they saw Tyland’s seriously disfigured face, he started wearing a silken hood over his head for formal events. On the other hand, the smallfolk started calling him “the hooded hand” because of his hood, making them think he was a bad magician in a mask.
Even though Tyland had worked for King Aegon II before and pushed for Aegon III’s death before being crowned, he was loyal to the new king. He said he couldn’t remember who had sided with the Greens and who had sided with the blacks for very long. Tyland set out to bring trade back to the Seven Kingdoms after it had been cut off during the war.
He got rid of the taxes that Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen and Lord Bartimos Celtigar, who was her master of coins, had put in place. He helped people who had lost property in the war get it back by giving them loans. He had three huge guarded granaries built and then filled with grain in different parts of the kingdom. He also told them to fix up and restore the Dragonpit, make the city walls stronger, and say they would pay for fifty new war galleys to be built, but only ten were put into service.
When there was more fighting in the Stepstones, Tyland turned down offers from Pentos, Braavos, and Lorath to work together against Racallio Ryndoon. He told the regents of Aegon III that it would be smarter for them to stay out of the Free Cities’ fights. When the former Grand Maester Orwyle was caught and put in jail in early 132 AC, the small council found him to have broken an oath and gave him the death penalty.
But Tyland argued that the execution should be put off because the King’s Justice position had not yet been filled, and he was not fit to do the execution. Tyland locked Orwyle up in a big, airy, comfortable tower cell and gave him paper and ink so he could keep writing his statements.
Orwyle stayed comfortably imprisoned for two years because Tyland wasn’t in a hurry to fill the position of King’s Justice. Mushroom and Septon Eustace thought that Tyland’s choices about Orwyle were affected by his memories of his old friendship with Orwyle and everything they had been through together.
Following the sudden death of Lord Corlys Velaryon in 132 AD, the council of regents began to talk about Aegon’s son. Baela and Rhaena Targaryen, his half-sisters, were thought to be the only two people the realm would likely accept as the king’s children before he died. Even though Baela was the older twin, the council saw Rhaena as more acceptable because she was less stubborn and easier to control. Unlike Baela, who lost her dragon Moondancer in the fall of Dragonstone, Rhaena still had her dragon Morning.
Myles Mooton pointed out that Rhaena only had a hatchling. Lord Roland Westerling then said that Baela had killed King Aegon II and that many people would be angry if she was crowned. When Grand Maester Munkun tried to stop the debate, he said that both Baela and Rhaena were women and therefore not eligible because the Dance of the Dragons showed that they had to support the male claimant because that’s what the Great Council of 101 AC said.
Tyland, on the other hand, said that all of the male candidates were dead. The council ultimately decided that Thaddeus Rowan, Lord of Goldengrove, and Baela should marry. However, she strongly objected to the match when she learned about it, since Rowan was forty years older and much bigger than Baela.
She told Ser Tyland that she had slept with two of Rowan’s kids, possibly to make him suspicious. Afterward, The Hand locked Baela in her room until the next regents meeting. Baela escaped her prison and ran to Driftmark to marry her cousin Lord Alyn Velaryon.
Some of the regents told Tyland to ask the High Septon to cancel the marriage, but Tyland told everyone that the marriage was set up by the royal court to keep everyone from finding out that Baela had disobeyed the council. When the search began, Rhaena, Baela’s sister, was looking for a husband, and Tyland ensured that Rhaena was involved.
In late 132 AD, a group of “witch queen”-led broken men and dangerous criminals began to gather at Harrenhal. When news got to King’s Landing, Ser Tyland told Ser Regis Groves of the Kingsguard to take back the castle. Ser Regis brought fifty men with him, and Ser Damon Darry met him at Castle Darry with another fifty men. But when Ser Regis got to Harrenhal, the gates were locked and there were a lot of armed men on the battlements.
Alys Rivers, who claimed to be the wife of Prince Aemond Targaryen, was identified as The alleged witch queen. She showed them a young boy and said that he was their real son and should be king instead of Aegon III Targaryen. Regis died quickly after making fun of Alys. Some say she used magic to blow a hole in his head, while others say crossbowmen or slingers killed him. Then, Alys’s thugs rode in from Harrenhal and beat up Regis and Damon’s men.
Along with 32 other survivors, Damon led them back to Castle Darry. Alys sent a fighter there who said he had seen a dragon at Harrenhal. When people laughed at his story, the messenger quickly choked to death. Some people said they saw the marks of a woman’s fingers on his throat.
Tyland was upset about the death of a Kingsguard man back in King’s Landing. But Lord Unwin Peake didn’t believe Damon’s stories about dragons and magic, and the other regents agreed with Unwin that criminals were to blame. At the end of the year, Aegon’s regents decided that to take back Harrenhal, they would need to get a more enormous army. The Winter Fever got to King’s Landing before Ser Tyland could plan an attack.
On the third day of the year 133 AC, Grand Maester Munkun looked at whores and sailors who were sick with fever by the docks and sent an urgent message to the hand about the disease. Tyland moved right away to stop the disease from spreading. He told the gold cloaks to lock the city gates and not let anyone in or out. Also, he locked the gates of the Red Keep to keep the sickness away from the king and his court, but it didn’t work.
Tyland kept working while King’s Landing was fighting the Winter Fever, and the only thing that stopped her was being tired. But after the worst was over and there weren’t many new cases, Tyland got sick himself. After only two days, he died. As he left this world, Septon Eustace and King Aegon III held Tyland’s hand.
People don’t remember Tyland well, in part because of how he looked after being abused and in part because of what he did during the Dance of the Dragons. Greens didn’t like him because he served Aegon III well after the war, while blacks didn’t like him because he told King Aegon II Targaryen to kill Aegon the Younger.
Since he didn’t leave a wife or children behind, there weren’t many people to mourn his death. People thought that his covered face was scary and evil, and some called him greedy for keeping the Seven Kingdoms out of the Daughters’ War and not doing enough to stop Lord Dalton Greyjoy’s raids in the west. People started to think of Tyland as a weak, useless Hand who was also evil, sneaky, and scary.
Archmaester Gyldayn said that Tyland was a hardworking and efficient man. He also said that Tyland’s cleverness in moving the crown’s gold had set Rhaenyra up for failure and led to her death, but he continued to be a loyal and skilled helper to her son as Hand of the King. Tyland was replaced in that role by Lord Unwin Peake of Starpike, but Aegon III didn’t like Lord Peake’s rough and stern attitude and liked how kind and respectful Tyland had been to the young king.
Jefferson Hall as Lord Jason Lannister
Jason Lannister was the Lord of Casterly Rock, the Shield of Lannisport, the Warden of the West, and the head of House Lannister when Viserys I and Aegon II Targaryen were kings. It was his twin brother, Ser Tyland Lannister.
Like his twin brother Ser Tyland, Jason was tall, had golden hair, and looked great.
In 112 AC, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen came to the Westerlands. During a feast at Casterly Rock, Ser Jason and his younger twin, Ser Tyland, fought over who would marry the princess. Both twins gave her lots of gifts, but none of them worked.
Ser Tyland was King Aegon II Targaryen’s master of coins when the Dance of the Dragons began in 129 AD. Because his brother was close to the Iron Throne and had a good place in court, Lord Jason joined the Dance to back the greens against Rhaenyra’s claim. Lord Jason assembled a strong army of 7,000 archers, men-at-arms, 1,000 knights, and other soldiers.
From the Red Fork, Prince Aemond Targaryen had Jason and his group come down to the Riverlands. During the Battle at the Red Fork, the riverlords rushed to fight Jason’s company. They tried to cross the ford thrice but were turned back each time.
Lord Jason was killed on the third try by a rough squire named Pate of Longleaf. Ser Adrian Tarbeck led the westmen and broke up the riverlords’ army while Jason died from his wounds. Not long after, Lord Jason died of his wounds, which threw Casterly Rock into chaos.
His young son Loreon took over as Lord of Casterly Rock after Jason. Pate was made by Lord Petyr Piper and given the name “Longleaf the Lionslayer” for what he did. Lord Dalton Greyjoy, the Red Kraken, was fought off by Jason’s wife, Lady Johanna Lannister. The Lannisters were mostly strong in the Riverlands, so the Ironborn attacked the Westerlands, which weren’t well protected. They destroyed Lannisport and took hundreds of women, including Lord Jason’s favorite mistress and his natural children.