It will be as you command. The rider took his leave.
We are well situated here, Sir Kevan pointed out. "Close to the ford and ringed by pits and spikes. If they are coming south, I say let them come, and break themselves against us."
The boy may hang back or lose his courage when he sees our numbers, Lord Tywin replied. "The sooner the Starks are broken, the sooner I shall be free to deal with Stannis Baratheon. Tell the drummers to beat assembly, and send word to Jaime that I am marching against Robb Stark."
As you will, Sir Kevan said.
Tyrion watched with a grim fascination as his lord father turned next to the half-wild clansmen. "It is said that the men of the mountain clans are warriors without fear."
It is said truly, Conn of the Stone Crows answered.
And the women, Chella added.
Ride with me against my enemies, and you shall have all my son promised you, and more, Lord Tywin told them.
Would you pay us with our own coin? Ulf son of Umar said. "Why should we need the father's promise, when we have the son's?"
I said nothing of need, Lord Tywin replied. "My words were courtesy, nothing more.