House Baratheon of Storm's End

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The Ancient Line of Orys Baratheon and Argella Durrandon


HOUSE BARATHEON OF STORM’S END
“Ours is the Fury.”


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Map of the Stormlands.

HISTORICAL RECORDS

“The history of House Baratheon is one of the most heavily disputed in all of the Seven Kingdoms, with the origins of its founder oft the subject of theory and debate. Orys One-Hand, King Aegon The Conqueror’s right hand man, founder of House Baratheon, is heavily criticized and the subject of many a mystery in the history of the Seven Kingdoms. By some accounts, Orys Baratheon was the bastard brother of Aegon Targaryen and the bastard son of Aerion Targaryen. By other accounts, Orys One-Hand was nothing more than a childhood friend of The Dragon’s who had risen to his station through friendship and skill. Whatever the case may have been, Orys Baratheon found himself the head of the Targaryen Host marching Southward, towards the domain of Argical the Arrogant, last of the Storm Kings. Argical the Arrogant rode to face the Baratheon army marching on Storms End, and was killed in the ensuing conflict. Upon the death of Argical Durrandon, Orys Baratheon took his daughter Argella Durrandon to wed, the house sigil of the Durrandon’s, and the words of House Durrandon. Thus the modern House Baratheon was born, its sigil a black crowned stag on a golden field, and its words, “Ours is the Fury”, echoing through the Stormlands.

Much of the history following the founding of House Baratheon by Orys Baratheon sees them as steadfast supporters of the Targaryen dynasty due to their close relationship with the House. Orys Baratheon, Lord Paramount of the Stormlands, would lose a hand to House Wyl while fighting in the First War for Dorne, earning him the nickname Orys One-Hand. Following the death of Orys Baratheon and end to the Dornish Wars, the Stormlands would be ruled peacefully and justly by the Baratheon lords who followed. Two Baratheon lords, Boremund and Borros - father and son respectively - would find themselves tied to opposite sides during the Dance of Dragons. Lord Boremund Baratheon had supported the Black Party and the claim of Rhaenyra Targaryen while his son, Borros, would switch the Baratheon allegiances to Aegon II and the Green Party after his lord father’s death.

Most recently in the notable conflicts Baratheon’s have participated in, Lord Lyonel Baratheon, called the Laughing Storm, declared himself Storm King when the Crown Prince Duncan Targaryen broke his betrothal to Lord Lyonel’s daughter and instead married Jenny of Oldstones. However bloody the rebellion was, it was ended swiftly when Lord Lyonel was defeated in single combat by Ser Duncan the Tall, and his rebellion squashed. To appease Lord Lyonel and once again closely tie Baratheon to Targaryen, Princess Rhaelle was sent to Storm’s End to marry Lord Lyonel’s heir, Ormund Baratheon. From the marriage the late Steffon Baratheon was born, the son of a Targaryen mother and a Baratheon father. Lord Steffon married Cassana Estermont and fathered three sons; Robert, Stannis, and Renly, all of the House Baratheon. Shortly after the birth of the youngest stag, Lord Steffon and Lady Cassana were killed in a shipwreck returning from a special task given by the current King Aerys II. As of now, Lord Robert Baratheon rules as Lord Paramount of the Stormlands, with Stannis Baratheon as his heir, and Renly Baratheon third in line to the Stormlands.”​

The Maester Cressen of Storm’s End, an excerpt from his disquisition ‘The Houses of the Stormlands’, c. 279 AC
 
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MODERN RECORDS OF LINEAGE

The House Baratheon derives their heritage from a direct matrilineal link to the ancient Storm Kings of Durrandon, to which it uses to extend its claim to Lord Paramount of the Stormlands by Aegon I’s troth. The House itself was founded by the union between Orys Baratheon and Argella Durrandon.

LORD ROBERT BARATHEON, Patriarch of the House Baratheon of Storm’s End, Lord of Storm’s End, Lord Paramount of the Stormlands. [b. 262 AC - Present]


  • Lord Robert’s siblings:
    • STANNIS BARATHEON, black of hair [b. 264 AC - Present]
    • RENLY BARATHEON, black of hair. [b. 277 AC - Present]

  • Lord Robert’s parents:
    • STEFFON BARATHEON, his father. Participated as a squire in the War of the Ninepenny Kings. Became Lord Paramount of the Stormlands when his father, Lord Ormund Baratheon, was struck down by Maelys I Blackfyre. Died with his wife on a return voyage after searching for a wife for Prince Rhaegar on King Aerys II’s behest. [b. 246 AC - 278 AC]
    • CASSANA ESTERMONT, his mother. Died with her husband on a return voyage after searching for a wife for Prince Rhaegar on King Aerys II’s behest. [b. ??? - 278 AC]

  • Lord Robert’s cousins:
    • LOMAS ESTERMONT, his cousin.
    • AERYS II TARGARYEN, his second cousin once removed. [b. 244 AC - Present]
    • RHAEGAR TARGARYEN, his second cousin. [b. 259 AC - Present]
    • VISERYS TARGARYEN, his second cousin. [b. 276 AC - Present]

  • His grandparents and their relations:
    • ORMUND BARATHEON, his patrilineal grandfather, the Lord of Storm’s end during the second half of the reign of Aegon V Targaryen and during the reign of Jaehaerys II Targaryen, serving the latter as Hand of the King. Died commanding the royal army in the invasion of the Stepstones. [b. 233 AC - 260 AC]
    • RHAELLE TARGARYEN, his patrilineal grandmother, the youngest child of King Aegon V Targaryen and Queen Betha Blackwood. [b. 229 AC - 246 AC]

  • His household:
    • MAESTER CRESSEN, counselor, healer, and tutor. [b. 219 AC - Present]
    • SER HARBERT, castellan of Storm’s End. [b. ??? - ???]
    • PATCHFACE, a lackwit fool. [b. ??? - ???]


HISTORICAL MEMBERS

  • LORD ORYS BARATHEON, also known as ORYS ONE-HAND, founder of the House Baratheon. The first Lord of Storm’s End after House Durrandon. During the Wars of Conquest, he slew the last Storm King, Argilac the Arrogant, married his daughter, Argella, took the and became the first Lord Paramount of the Stormlands; and, to honor Argliac’s valor, he adopted the stag banner, honors, and words of the Durrandons. He is also widely considered to be the first Hand of the King, serving Aegon I. Rumored son of Aerion Targaryen. [b. ??? - 38 AC]
  • PRINCESS ARGELLA BARATHEON NÉE DURRANDON, the daughter and only child of Argilac the Arrogant, the last Storm King. After her father was killed in Aegon’s Conquest, she married Orys Baratheon, the first Lord of Storm’s End, founding the new House Baratheon. [b. ??? - ???]
    • Davos Baratheon, son of Lord Orys.
    • Ser Raymont Baratheon, a younger son of Lord Orys Baratheon, a knight of King Aenys I Targaryen’s Kingsguard.
  • LORD ROGAR BARATHEON, grandson of Lord Orys. Lord of Storm’s end and head of House Baratheon during the reigns of kings Maegor I Targaryen and Jaehaerys I Targaryen. Hand of the King to Jaehaerys I Targaryen, married Dowager Queen Alyssa Velaryon. [b. 17 AC - 62 AC]
    • Lady Jocelyn Baratheon, Rogar’s daughter, married to Prince Aemon Targaryen; mother of Princess Rhaenys Targaryen.
    • Lord Boremund Baratheon, Rogar’s son, Lord of Storm’s End and Lord Paramount of the Stormlands during Great Council of 101 AC.
      • Lord Borros Baratheon, Boremund’s son, lord of Storm’s End and Lord Paramount of the Stormlands during the final days of Viserys I Targaryen. Married Lady Elenda Caron.
        • Cassandra Baratheon, Lord Borros’ eldest daughter. Shortly betrothed to King Aegon II Targaryen and later married to Ser Walter Brownhill after attempting to murder members of the royal household.
        • Maris Baratheon, Lord Borros’ secondborn daughter. She eventually joined the silent sisters.
        • Ellyn Baratheon, Lord Borros’ daughter.
        • Floris Baratheon, Lord Borros’ daughter. The prettiest of the “Four Storms”. She married Lord Thaddeus Rowan.
        • Lord Olyver Baratheon, Lord Borros’ posthumous son.
    • Ser Borys Baratheon, the oldest of Lord Rogar’s four younger brothers.
    • Ser Garon Baratheon, one of Lord Rogar’s four younger brothers.
    • Ser Ronnal Baratheon, one of Lord Rogar’s four younger brothers.
    • Ser Orryn Baratheon, the youngest of Lord Rogar’s four younger brothers.
  • STORMBREAKER, a famous knight of House Baratheon. [b. ??? - ???]
  • GOWEN BARATHEON, the third son of a former Lord of Storm’s End. The last Baratheon to marry a member of House Lannister, Tya. [b. ??? - ???]
  • LORD LYONEL BARATHEON, called THE LAUGHING STORM, a knight at the tourney at Ashford Meadow. Became Lord of Storm’s End and Lord Paramount of the Stormlands. Briefly rebelled against the Iron Throne, declaring himself STORM KING. [b. ??? - 241 AC]
    • Lord Ormund Baratheon, heir of Lord Lyonel, married Rhaelle Targaryen. Hand of the King to King Jaehaerys II Targaryen. [b. 233 AC - 260 AC]
      • Lord Steffon Baratheon, Lord Ormund’s son, lord of Storm’s End and father to Robert, Stannis, and Renly. [b. 246 AC - 278 AC]