Edric Storm by Amok©
|Born||In 287 AC|
A Game of Thrones (mentioned)|
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Edric Storm
Edric is a sturdily attractive youth, with jet-black hair and deep blue eyes. He is said to be "the very image" of his father, although he also has the large ears common to House Florent. He is charming and courteous, but also fierce and proud. In his manner, Davos Seaworth compares him to both Robert and Renly Baratheon.
Edric was conceived by Robert and Delena on the wedding night of Stannis Baratheon and Selyse Florent (Delena's cousin), in the couple's own wedding bed. Stannis saw this as an insult to his honor, so he sent Edric to Storm's End to foster with his other uncle, Renly Baratheon. As Delena was a noblewoman, Edric was acknowledged by his father. He was raised in relative comfort at Storm's End under the guardianship of Cortnay Penrose, Renly's castellan, who was very fond of him.
Edric was sent a gift from his father every year on his name day. These included a pony, a sable cloak, and a child-sized warhammer similar to his father's own weapon. Edric would write to King's Landing to thank his father for the gifts, but upon receiving the letters Robert would laugh and ask Varys what he had sent that year.
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
When Stannis besieges Storm's End, Cortnay Penrose resists in fear of what Stannis would do to Edric. Ultimately Stannis takes the castle and ships Edric to Dragonstone, where he spends time with Stannis's daughter Shireen.
A Storm of Swords
Melisandre pressures Stannis to sacrifice Edric, as she believes that his royal blood would wake dragons from stone to help Stannis. Conversely, Davos Seaworth pressures Stannis to spare him. Edric's blood in three leeches is used in a ritual to curse the three rival Kings, Joffrey Baratheon, Balon Greyjoy, and Robb Stark. Concerned that Stannis was coming to favor Melisandre's position after Balon and Robb's deaths and would burn Edric on hearing of Purple Wedding, Davos, with the help of Pylos and a small group of king's men, has Edric secretly shipped away to the Free Cities aboard the Mad Prendos. Davos appoints Andrew Estermont, Edric's cousin, to act as his guardian. Gerald Gower, Triston of Tally Hill, Lewys the Fishwife, and Omer Blackberry also accompany Edric, to be his guards and protectors.
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons
Quotes by Edric
Quotes about Edric
Did the boy charm you? He has that gift. He got it from his father, with the blood. He knows he is a king’s son, but chooses to forget that he is bastard-born.
– Davos Seaworth's thoughts
Paternal (Baratheon) tree
Maternal (Florent) tree
References and Notes
- See the Edric Storm calculation.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 10, Davos I.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 10, Davos II.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 54, Davos V.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 36, Davos IV.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 35, Eddard IX.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 30, Eddard VII.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 45, Catelyn VI.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 63, Davos VI.
- A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
- A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- Margaery Tyrell married 1st Renly, 2nd Joffrey, 3rd Tommen