Robar Baratheon

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Robar Baratheon
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Title Lord of Storm's End
Lord Paramount of the Stormlands
Protector of the Realm
Hand of the King
Allegiance House Baratheon
Culture Stormlands
Spouse Lady Alyssa Velaryon
Book(s) The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)
The Sons of the Dragon (mentioned)

Robar Baratheon was Lord of Storm's End and head of House Baratheon. He was Lord Orys Baratheon’s grandson.

History

Lord Robar was the first great lord to openly proclaim for Prince Jaehaerys against his uncle, Maegor I Targaryen. In 48 AC at Storm's End, Robar proclaimed Jaehaerys to be the lawful king of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men. In return, Jaehaerys named Robar the Protector of the Realm and the Hand of the King.[1][2][3]

Twenty-three days after the mysterious death of King Maegor I, Robar arrived at King's Landing at the head of a large host, accompanying Dowager Queen Alyssa Velaryon, to meet up with Prince Jaehaerys, Princess Rhaena, and Princess Alysanne, who had arrived a fortnight earlier.[1]

During the remainder of King Jaehaerys' minority, Robar shared the rule of the realm with Dowager Queen Alyssa. Half a year after Jaehaerys came to rule on his own, Robar and Alyssa were wed.[1][3] From this marriage two children were born: Boremund and Jocelyn.[3][4]

Behind the Scenes

While The World of Ice & Fire calls the character "Robar Baratheon", the character is called "Rogar Baratheon" on some occasions in The Sons of the Dragon and (at least in the printed version) "Robar" on others. According to Elio Garcia, one of the co-authors of The World of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin used both names interchangeably in the original manuscript. For The World of Ice & Fire, the choice was made to use "Robar", as it was the name Martin wrote down towards the end of the manuscript. However, as The Sons of the Dragon, published three years later, uses both names. Garcia suspects that editor Gardner Dozois was faced with the same choice they were, and opted to use "Rogar" as the name was used more frequently in the manuscript.[5]

Elio has advised to continue using "Robar" until Martin has given confirmation about the correct name.[6]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orys
 
Argella Durrandon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wife
 
Unknown Lord
 
Davos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Raymont[7]
 
 
 
Robar
 
Alyssa Velaryon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wife
 
Boremund
 
 
 
 
 
Jocelyn
 
Aemon Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Borros
 
Wife
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaenys Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Daughters

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Sons of the Dragon.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands: House Baratheon.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix: Targaren Lineage.
  5. Vassals of Kingsgrave podcast (November 18, 2017)
  6. The Book of Swords - The Sons of the Dragon SPOILERS: Elio Garcia on Robar & Rogar (October 10, 2017)
  7. It is currently unknown which "Lord Baratheon" Raymont's father is; either Lord Orys, making Raymont a brother of Davos, or Orys' son, making Raymont a brother of Robar

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