Appearance and Character Edit
Walderan was described as florid by Maester Yandel.
in 239 AC, when he was fifty five, Walderan had been twice married and twice widowed. He was then hastily married to Ellyn Reyne, the widow of Ser Tion Lannister. With Ellyn he would have three more children, Rohanne, Cyrelle, and Tion.
Walderan, along with Ellyn's brother, Lord Roger Reyne, would prove to be among the most troublesome vassals of the weak Lord Tytos Lannister. His wife used her connections with House Lannister to support the impoverished Tarbecks and to help rebuild Tarbeck Hall. Walderan increased his household knights from twenty to five hundred.
House Tarbeck eventually angered King Aegon V Targaryen because of their territorial demands. Tytos sent Ser Denys Marbrand to capture the Tarbecks, but Roger Reyne came to his sister's aid. He attacked and killed the Marbrand men in the night. Ser Reynard Reyne managed to convince Tytos that Roger had thought he was attacking outlaws, and Tytos pardoned the Reynes and the Tarbecks.
Walderan was ostensibly the most powerful lord in The Westerlands during the War of the Ninepenny Kings, with Tytos disinterested in ruling, his sons and brother away fighting and Roger Reyne leading the Lannister troops after the death of Ser Jason Lannister. He was, in turn, however, ruled by Ellyn.
In the aftermath of the war, however, Tytos' heir, Ser Tywin Lannister, tried to reassert the dominance of House Lannister once again, by calling in loans from rebellious lords. Walderan rode to Casterly Rock to consult Tytos, but was imprisoned by Tywin. In retaliation, Ellyn seized two Lannisters of Lannisport as well as Ser Stafford Lannister. Tywin advised returning Walderan to his wife in three pieces, but Tytos preferred peace, and had an exchange of hostages occurring at Castamere. Ser Kevan Lannister was sent to oversee the safe return of Walderan.
The heightened tensions eventually led to an outright uprising, when the Reyne-Tarbeck Rebellion began in 261 AC. Walderan, unable to gather more than his household knights, was defeated by the Lannister host. The last of one Walderan's sons by his first wife was killed in the fighting. Walderan and most of the rest of his sons were taken prisoner after the battle. Walderan had expected to be ransomed, but Tywin had him executed. Walderan's head was displayed as Tywin's army marched on Tarbeck Hall.