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During the discussions after King Robert's accident with the boar, I was somewhat given the impression that the Lannisters, or at the very least Cersei, planned for Robert to be too drunk to properly hunt.

So, did she/they actually plan it, or am I mistaken?

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Good question, particularly as the squire holding the wine was a minor Lannister! –  Liath Jul 19 '13 at 8:30
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I'm not sure if it's as clear in the TV show (it's been a while since I watched season 1), but in the book it's spelled out pretty clearly that Robert was supposed to die on the hunt.

Queen Cersei gives Lancel Lannister (Robert's squire) very strong wine for Robert to drink, with the instruction that Robert should get as drunk as possible and have some kind of accident. Varys later reveals that if the boar hadn't killed him, a stray arrow would have.

Taken from A Wiki of Ice and Fire, which usually has pretty good references to the text but is missing a reference for this particular fact, for some reason.

Incidentally, this wasn't a Lannister plot, it was just Cersei. Cersei feared that her incestuous relationship with Jaime would be revealed when Robert returned, so had him killed to prevent this.

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In S1E7 "You Win or You Die" Varys points out to Ned that Lancel kept refreshing the king's wine cup during the hunt. –  System Down Jul 18 '13 at 21:42
It is much more subtle in the tv show. –  TylerShads Jul 19 '13 at 12:28
@TylerShads yeah it is, that's why i was somewhat confused cause it could have been either/or. –  DForck42 Jul 19 '13 at 14:10
I'm sure Tywin didn't approve. –  Martin Schröder Jul 20 '13 at 20:09
I guess this makes Cersei also a kingslayer –  jay Nov 11 '13 at 4:56
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