|Coat of arms|| A black crowned stag, on a gold field|
(Or, a stag salient, crowned, sable)
|Words||Ours is the Fury|
|Cadet Branch|| House Baratheon (Female line)|
House Bolling (Possibly)
House Wensington (Possibly)
|Founded||Age of Heroes|
|Died out||1 AC|
House Durrandon was the house of the Storm Kings from the stormlands. Their seat was Storm's End; an ancient castle raised by Durran Godsgrief, the founder of their line. The Durrandon sigil was a crowned black stag on a field of gold. Their words were Ours is the Fury. Both sigil and words were adopted by House Baratheon, who descend from House Durrandon through the female line, in the War of Conquest.
The line of the Storm Kings dates back to the Age of Heroes when their kingdom was founded by King Durran "Godsgrief", a legendary hero. The Storm Kings once ruled much of the eastern half of Westeros, an area reaching from Cape Wrath to the Bay of Crabs. Their dominion was protected from Dorne and the Kingdom of the Reach by the Dornish Marches, and they conquered the riverlands from House Teague.
For several centuries before the War of Conquest, however, their power had dwindled. They had the Kings of the Reach at their west, who nibbled at their domains, and Dornishmen at their south. Harren the Black had taken over the Trident, and those lands above the Blackwater Rush. King Argilac Durrandon had managed to stop this decline of land for a while. By the time of the Conquest, however, Argilac had grown old and his prowess at arms had faded.
During the War of Conquest, Orys Baratheon, one of Aegon I Targaryen's fiercest generals, and rumored to be his bastard brother, slew Argilac the Arrogant, last of the Storm Kings, and married his daughter, Argella. Orys adopted the sigil and words of his wife's ancestral line, so creating House Baratheon of Storm's End, with his descendants having the blood of the Durrandons flowing in their veins.
- King Durran, called "Godsgrief", a legendary hero of the Dawn Age, who built Storm's End and founded House Durrandon.
- King Durran Durrandon, called "Bronze-Axe", who finally seized the Rainwood for good and all.
- King Durran Durrandon, called "the Dour", who, as either Durran V of VI, slew Lun the Last, King of the Giants.
- King Durran Durrandon, called "the Ravenfriend", who saw the founding of the castle Stonedance by Maldon Massey.
- King Durran Durrandon, called "the Young", also called "the Butcher Boy", who turned back a Dornish invasion.
- Erich Durrandon, called "Kin-Killer", who may have been his brother.
- King Durran Durrandon, called "the Fair", who took the daughter of Edwyn Evenstar to wife and so brought Tarth into his realm.
- King Durran X Durrandon, who extended his reign to the shores of the Blackwater Rush.
- King Durwald I Durrandon, called "the Fat", whose long reign saw many revolts and whose writ did not extend beyond the walls of Storm's End.
- King Morden II Durrandon, who was displaced by his bastard half-brother and confined to a tower-cell.
- King Ronard Storm, called "the Bastard", who usurped his half-brother's rule and ruled for stable thirty years.
- King Erich VII Durrandon, called "the Unready", who didn't pay much heed to the news of the Andal Invasion, while he was fighting other wars.
- King Qarlton II Durrandon, called "the Conqueror", his grandson, who was the first Storm King to face the Andals in battle.
- King Baldric I Durrandon, called "the Cunning", who played the Andals against each other.
- King Durran XXI Durrandon, who sought out the Children of the Forest to form the Weirwood Alliance against the Andals.
- King Cleoden I Durrandon, who made an Alliance with three Dornish kings against the Andals.
- King Maldon IV Durrandon, who took an Andal maiden as his wife.
- King Durran XXIV Durrandon, called "Half-blood", his son, who continued his father's policy of intermarriage with the Andals.
- King Ormund III Durrandon, who took the Faith of the Seven as his own religion and cast aside worship of the Old Gods.
- King Arlan I Durrandon, called "the Avenger", who expanded his kingdom as far as the Blackwater Rush and the headwaters of the Mander.
- King Arlan III Durrandon, who conquered the riverlands. Great-grandson of Arlan I.
- King Arrec Durrandon, who lost the riverlands to House Hoare.
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