Lyonel Baratheon

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Lyonel Baratheon
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Alias The Laughing Storm
Title Ser
Lord of Storm's End
Lord Paramount of the Stormlands
Storm King (briefly)
Allegiance House Baratheon
Died In or between 239 AC and 245 AC[1]
Book(s) The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)
The Hedge Knight (appears)

Ser Lyonel Baratheon, known as the Laughing Storm, was a knight of House Baratheon during the reign of Daeron II Targaryen.[2] He eventually became Lord of Storm's End and head of his House. Lyonel had at least one daughter. His heir was Ormund Baratheon.[3]

History

See also: Images of Lyonel Baratheon
The Laughing Storm fights in the tourney at Ashford Meadow.
© Fantasy Flight Games

Ashford Tourney

Ser Lyonel participated in the tourney at Ashford Meadow. In the first tilt he challenged Ser Robert Ashford. After breaking nine lances they both lost their saddles on their tenth course, only to rise together to fight on, sword against mace. Finally a battered Robert admitted defeat, and Lyonel become a champion in his place.[2]

Lyonel fought multiple matches against lesser foes, often breaking into booming laughter the moment they touched his shield. If his challengers wore any sort of crest on their helm, Lyonel would strike it off and fling it into the crowd.[2] He joined Ser Duncan the Tall in the trial of seven, knighting Raymun Fossoway shortly before it started.[2]

Lord of Storm's End

Lyonel was a leal supporter of King Aegon V Targaryen when he was Lord of Storm's End, so the king was pleased to arrange a betrothal of his eldest son and heir, Prince Duncan Targaryen, to Lord Lyonel's daughter.[4][3]

Prince Duncan later broke that betrothal when he fell in love and married the commonborn Jenny of Oldstones. This enraged Lord Lyonel, who felt the honor of House Baratheon was insulted. He renounced his fealty to the Iron Throne and declared himself Storm King. A short rebellion followed, which ended when Lyonel yielded to Ser Duncan the Tall of the Kingsguard during a trial by battle. Prince Duncan renounced his claim to the throne, and King Aegon agreed to betroth his youngest daughter, Princess Rhaelle Targaryen, to Lyonel's heir, Ormund Baratheon. Aegon V sent Rhaelle to Storm's End as Lord Lyonel's cupbearer and companion to his lady wife.[4][3]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lyonel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ormund
 
Rhaelle
Targaryen
 
a daughter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Steffon
 
Cassana
Estermont
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Various
women
 
Robert I
 
Cersei
Lannister
 
Renly I
 
Margaery
Tyrell
[5]
 
Stannis I
 
Selyse
Florent
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joffrey I
 
Margaery
Tyrell
[5]
 
Tommen I
 
Myrcella
 
 
 
Shireen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mya
Stone
 
Bella
 
Gendry
 
Edric
Storm
 
Barra
 
Unknown
twins
 
9 Others

References and Notes

  1. See the Lyonel Baratheon calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Hedge Knight.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The World of Ice and Fire, The Stormlands: House Baratheon.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon V.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Margaery Tyrell married 1st Renly, 2nd Joffrey, 3rd Tommen

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