Elenda Baratheon

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Elenda Baratheon
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Alias Elendra Baratheon[1]
Title Lady of Storm's End[2]
Allegiance House Caron[3]
House Baratheon[2]
House Connington[3]
Culture Marcher
Born In or before 97 AC[4]
Spouse 1st: Lord Borros Baratheon[2]
2nd: Ser Steffon Connington[3]
Issue Cassandra Baratheon[2]
Maris Baratheon[2]
Floris Baratheon[2]
Ellyn Baratheon[2]
Olyver Baratheon[5]
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)

Elenda Baratheon, née Elenda Caron, was the Lady of Storm's End through her marriage to Lord Borros Baratheon during the Dance of the Dragons.[2] During the reign of King Aegon III Targaryen, she ruled Storm's End as regent.[5]

History

Lady Elenda was the daughter of Royce Caron, Lord of Nightsong and Marshal of the Marches. She married Borros Baratheon, Lord of Storm's End, and had four daughters: Cassandra, Floris, Ellyn, and Maris.[2]

During the Dance of the Dragons, Elenda fell pregnant. Seven days after her husband died in the Battle of the Kingsroad, she gave birth to his posthumous son. Although Lord Borros had instructed her to name him Aegon, after King Aegon II Targaryen, Elenda named the child Olyver. Archmaester Gyldayn claims this was after her lord father, but this appears to be an error.[5]

Following her husband's death, Elenda ruled as regent for her newborn son. Seeing her men broken by battle, she agreed to terms of peace. Still weak from childbirth, she gave three of her daughters as hostages to the crown. They were accompanied by Ser Willis Fell and Princess Jaehaera Targaryen, who had been given refuge at Storm's End during the war.[6]

Lady Elenda sent Cassandra, Ellyn, and Floris to represent House Baratheon at the coronation of King Aegon III Targaryen and his wedding to Princess Jaehaera. Maris had become a silent sister, and though Mushroom claims that Elenda had Maris's tongue removed, Gyldayn notes that this can be discounted, as the silent sisters supposedly being tongueless is a myth.[3]

In 132 AC, Lady Elenda married again, to Ser Steffon Connington, second son of the Lord of Griffin's Roost and a man twenty years her junior. With Olyver but an infant, Elenda felt that she needed a strong man's hand to keep the peace against the increasingly frequent raids from Dornishmen.[3] However, in 133 AC Steffon was slain by Wyland Wyl in the Dornish Marches, and Elenda was widowed once more.[7]

After the death of Queen Jaehaera in 133 AC, Elenda wrote to the Crown, offering her daughters Cassandra and Ellyn as potential brides for King Aegon III.[7] Three years later, Cassandra was tried for attempting to poison the king and his new queen, Daenaera Velaryon. Elenda sent three stormlords to speak for Storm's End, being too ill to attend herself. They arranged for Cassandra to marry Ser Walter Brownhill, a widower, as Elenda correctly believed that caring for Walter's thirteen children would cease Cassandra's scheming and plotting.[1]

Family

 
 
Royce
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Borros
Baratheon
 
Elenda
 
Steffon
Connington
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cassandra
Baratheon
 
Walter
Brownhill
 
Maris
Baratheon
 
Ellyn
Baratheon
 
Floris
Baratheon
 
Thaddeus
Rowan
 
Olyver
Baratheon
 
 
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
  4. See the Elenda Caron calculation.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.
  6. Fire & Blood, Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.