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|Alias||Light of the North|
|Allegiance|| House Florent|
House Baratheon of Dragonstone
|Book(s)|| A Game of Thrones (Mentioned)|
A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Dance with Dragons (Appears)
|Played by|| Sarah MacKeever (Season 2) |
Tara Fitzgerald (Season 3)
|TV series||Season 2 | Season 3|
Selyse Florent is the wife of Lord Stannis Baratheon. She became his queen after Stannis claimed the Iron Throne. Selyse is a fervent worshiper of R'hllor and a supporter of Melisandre. Within the ranks of those who follow Lord Stannis who believe in R'hllor are named Queen's Men after Selyse.
Appearance and Character
Selyse is not a particularly attractive woman. She is as tall as her husband, thin and has the Florent too large ears, pale eyes, a sharp nose and suffers from hair growth on her upper lip. Her mouth is stern, her voice is a whip 
Selyse is married to Lord Stannis of House Baratheon. It is a loveless marriage, and the two have little patience for each other. They have one daughter, Shireen, a sad little girl bearing a disfigurement from an ailment.
Selyse married Stannis around 287 AL. During their wedding Stannis' brother Robert Baratheon deflowered Delena Florent, a cousin of Selyse, in the bed made for the newlyweds. Delena became pregnant and gave birth to a boy, Edric Storm. Selyse later said to her husband that because of this they were cursed and they had no sons.
A Clash of Kings
When Melisandre attached herself to Stannis, Selyse became her most fervent supporter and immediately took to worshiping R'hllor, the Lord of Light. When Stannis sails for Storm's End, he leaves Selyse and her uncle Axell on Dragonstone. Selyse's influence on her husband becomes greater after Renly Baratheon is killed and Selyse's family goes over to Stannis. Lord Alester Florent becomes Stannis' Hand of the King and Selyse's brother Ser Imry Florent leads his fleet. Their hopes are shattered when the fleet is destroyed on the Blackwater Bay.
A Storm of Swords
After the Battle of the Blackwater and the subsequent flight by Stannis's forces to Dragonstone, Stannis remains enclosed in the Stone Drum, unwilling to speak with anyone. Selyse, with the help of her uncle, Lord Alester Florent, holds court during Stannis's self-imposed silence. Selyse tries to help Melisandre persuade Stannis to sacrifice Edric Storm. The sacrifice of Edric Storm would supposedly wake the Stone Dragon statue on Dragonstone. Davos Seaworth prevents and has the boy shipped off to the Free Cities. Davos instead advises that the real enemy is in the North. Stannis agrees and travels with Selyse and most of his remaining army to the Wall and defeats the invading Free Folk.
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons
Selyse is unhappy with her accommodations at Eastwatch and her treatment by Cotter Pyke. She demands that she be allowed to move into the Nightfort that was to be given to Stannis when repaired. When it is found that the Nightfort is habitable she leaves Eastwatch for Castle Black with her daughter; the fool, Patchface; her serving girls and lady companions; and a retinue of knights, sworn swords, and men-at-arms fifty strong. She is given the royal chamber in the King's Tower. Jon Snow thinks the flame-like crown she wears is the only warmth Selyse has.
She arranges the wedding of Gerrick Kingsblood's three daughters to her hand Ser Axell Florent and her knights Ser Brus Buckler and Ser Malegorn of Redpool. She claimes that Gerrick is the true King of the Wildlings, descended in an unbroken male line from their great king Raymun Redbeard. However, Gerrick is descended from Raymun Redbeard's younger brother, not the king and the kingship among the Free Folk is not hereditary. She also wants Val to marry Ser Patrek of King's Mountain, but is rebuffed.
References and Notes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 10, Davos.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Prologue.
- ↑ According the Appendix of A Feast for Crows Edric Storm is twelve. That means he was conceived in 287 / 288
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 54, Davos.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 15, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 42, Davos.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 26, Arya.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 10, Davos.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 63, Davos.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 44, Jon.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 69, Jon.