Cortnay Penrose

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Cortnay Penrose
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Title Ser
Castellan of Storm's End
Allegiance House Penrose
Born At Parchments[1]
Died In 299 AC, at Storm's End
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)

Ser Cortnay Penrose is a knight of House Penrose. He is named by Renly Baratheon as castellan of Storm's End.

Appearance

Cortnay is completely bald with a red, spade-shaped beard and a weathered face.[2]

History

When Renly Baratheon was performing his duties as Master of Laws, Ser Cortnay was the castellan of Storm's End. He took a part in raising Edric Storm, the acknowledged bastard of Renly's brother, King Robert Baratheon. Cortnay is considered a seasoned battle commander.[3]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

After Renly's assassination, Cortnay sends out ravens with a plea for help in breaking Stannis Baratheon's siege of Storm's End, offering to bend the knee to whomever would send him aid.[4] He demands to see the corpse so he can make sure of Renly's death before turning the castle over to Stannis.

Storm's End is besieged by the army of Stannis, unable to receive help from anyone. At a parley beneath the walls, Stannis demands Cortnay turn over the castle and Robert Baratheon's bastard, Edric Storm, but Cortnay refuses, instead tossing his glove at Stannis and challenging him to a single combat duel. Stannis refuses this, and Cortnay tells him to elect a champion, insulting those who abandoned Renly to join Stannis. Rather than risk losing the duel, Stannis warns Cortnay that he will take the castle only by storm - a threat to which Cortnay replies by reminding Stannis of Storm's End's name.

After the parley, Stannis tells Davos Seaworth that Melisandre has seen Cortnay's death in the flames of the future. That night, Stannis sends Davos and Melisandre to have the castellan assassinated by one of Melisandre's shadows.[2][5] Cortnay's lieutenant, Lord Elwood Meadows, immediately gives up the castle and Edric Storm.

Quotes by Cortnay

A man who changes kings and gods the way I change my boots. As do these other turncloaks I see before me.[2]

- Cortnay to Alester Florent


Is it the justice of your cause you doubt, my lord, or the strength of your arm? Are you afraid I’ll piss on your burning sword and put it out?[2]

- Cortnay to Stannis Baratheon


May the Others bugger your Lord of Light, and wipe his arse with that rag you bear. [2]

- Cortnay to Melisandre

Quotes about Cortnay

Stannis: A smuggler must be a fair judge of men. What do you make of this Ser Cortnay Penrose?

Davos: A stubborn man.[2]

- Davos Seaworth to Stannis Baratheon


He throws my pardon in my face. Aye, and throws his life away in the bargain, and the lives of every man inside those walls. Single combat? No doubt he mistook me for Robert.[2]

- Stannis Baratheon

References and Notes

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