Appearance and Character Edit
Ilyn is a grim man. He is thin, with a beardless, pockmarked face. He has deep, colourless eyes and hollow cheeks. He is almost completely bald, but with a thin line of hair around the outside of his head that he has grown long.
He is illiterate and mute.
Ser Ilyn was the captain of the guard for Lord Tywin Lannister when he served as Hand of the King for King Aerys II Targaryen. Ilyn was once heard commenting that it was Tywin that ruled and not Aerys. Serys had his tongue torn out with hot pincers as punishment for the comment.
He was named as King's Justice by Robert as a wedding present to Tywin after his own marriage to Tywin's daughter, Cersei Lannister. Ilyn is a skilled executioner. He has never botched any of his executions, often only requiring one stroke.
A Game of Thrones Edit
Ilyn rides out of King's Landing with Ser Barristan Selmy and Lord Renly Baratheon to act as an escort for King Robert and Queen Cersei during their journey along the Kingsroad. Sansa Stark thinks Ilyn to be more terrifying than Sandor Clegane. Eddard Stark refuses to let Ilyn executed Lady, as he sees the King's Justice as being a butcher.