During the Sack of King's Landing, Roland and Ser Elys Westerling were the first two Lannister men into the Red Keep throne room after Ser Jaime Lannister killed King Aerys II Targaryen. Roland tells Jaime that his father, Lord Tywin Lannister, has taken the city.
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Jaime Lannister thinks that Roland would make an able Hand of the King.