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|Title|| Lord of Storm's End|
Lord Paramount of the Stormlands
|Born||In 246 AC, at Shipbreaker Bay|
|Died||In 278 AC|
|Book(s)|| The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)|
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
Lord Steffon Baratheon was a head of House Baratheon and father to Robert Baratheon, Stannis Baratheon, and Renly Baratheon. He perished at sea in sight of his castle, Storm's End, along with his wife Cassana Estermont, while returning from a trip to the Free Cities. He was the first cousin of King Aerys II Targaryen.
Steffon participated as a squire in the War of the Ninepenny Kings. He became Lord Paramount of the Stormlands once his father, Lord Ormund Baratheon, was struck down by Maelys I Blackfyre in 260 AC, with Ormund dying in his son's arms.
In the wake of the Defiance of Duskendale, Steffon's old friend Aerys, now King Aerys II Targaryen summoned Steffon to court and named him to the small council. In 278 AC Aerys sent Steffon to Volantis to find a bride "of noble birth from an old Valyrian bloodline" for Prince Rhaegar, and it was rumored that Aerys intended to replace Tywin as Hand of the King with Steffon upon the latter's return. Steffon failed to find a suitable bride for Rhaegar, but he did send a message to Storm's End saying that he had found a very good fool. According to him the fool was so funny he would teach Steffon's second son, Stannis, how to laugh.
On the return voyage Steffon's ship, the Windproud, was caught in a storm while in Shipbreaker Bay and sank within sight of Storm's End, killing Steffon along with his wife, Cassana Estermont, and one hundred men. The only survivor was the fool, Patchface, who had lost his wits. According to Grand Maester Pycelle, Aerys was enraged by Steffon's death and believed it had been arranged by Tywin for fear of being replaced as Hand. Steffon was succeeded as Lord of Storm's end by his eldest son, Robert Baratheon.
References and Notes
- ↑ The World of Ice and Fire, House Baratheon.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The World of Ice and Fire, Aerys II.
- ↑ The World of Ice and Fire, Jaehaerys II.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 67, Jaime.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 42, Daenerys.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 A Clash of Kings, Prologue.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Margaery Tyrell married 1st Renly, 2nd Joffrey, 3rd Tommen