Robert Sevenswords is the bastard son and former squire of Lord Commander Ryman Sunglass. He earned his moniker after defeating the champions of Lord Fossoway at Cider Hall during the War of the False King. He was knighted by King Damon Lannister for his valor.
Robert was born the bastard of Ser Ryman Sunglass and an inn-maid on Driftmark. Ryman made it little of a secret that Robert was his son and supported him through his childhood. When Ser Ryman and Ser Laenor journeyed to meet the new King Damon, Ryman took Robert with him as squire.