House Baratheon of King's Landing

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House Baratheon of King's Landing
House Baratheon of King's Landing.svg
Coat of arms Per pale crimson and gold, a golden lion rampant and a black stag
(Per pale gules and or, a lion rampant of the second, a stag sable)
Formerly: A crowned black stag on a golden field House Baratheon.svg
(Or, a stag crowned sable)
Seat Red Keep, King's Landing
Head King Tommen I Baratheon
Region Crownlands
Heir Princess Myrcella Baratheon
Overlord None, sovereign (disputed by House Baratheon of Dragonstone and House Targaryen)
Founder Robert I Baratheon
Founded 283 AC

House Baratheon of King's Landing is the royal line of House Baratheon of Storm's End, from which it comes. It was founded by Robert I Baratheon after his successful rebellion against King Aerys II Targaryen. When he became king, Robert moved from Storm's End to King's Landing. The Great House receives the support of the mainland houses from the crownlands.

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Robert Baratheon by Tiziano Baracchi © Fantasy Flight Games

King Robert I Baratheon, when he appoints Lord Eddard Stark as Hand of the King, also offers Prince Joffrey Baratheon's hand in marriage to Ned's daughter, Sansa. Robert is mortally wounded by a boar while out on a hunt, inebriated by strongwine arranged for by his wife, Queen Cersei Lannister, who fears what he might do if he discovers the truth that her three children—Joffrey, Myrcella, and Tommen—are not his, but are the result of incestuous liaisons with her brother, Ser Jaime the Kingslayer.

A Clash of Kings

Joffrey Baratheon by Felicia Cano © Fantasy Flight Games

The second ruler of the house, Joffrey I, uses a new coat of arms, the crowned stag of House Baratheon, black on gold, and the lion of House Lannister, gold on crimson, combatant.[1][2] However, the claim of Cersei's children to the Iron Throne is disputed by their uncles, Stannis Baratheon and Renly Baratheon. The latter is assassinated at Storm's End.

Tyrion Lannister, acting as Hand of the King, betroths his niece, Princess Myrcella, to Prince Trystane Martell in order to help avoid hostility with Dorne. King Joffrey's forces defend his House's claim to the throne against Stannis's branch of the family in the Battle of the Blackwater. After the battle, Joffrey's betrothal to Sansa is broken and he instead agrees to marry Margaery Tyrell.[3]

A Storm of Swords

Joffrey is assassinated during his wedding feast after marrying Margaery. The Iron Throne passes to Joffrey's younger brother, Tommen I Baratheon.

A Feast for Crows

Tommen Baratheon by Amok ©

The new king, Tommen I, weds Margaery[4] and continues to use the blazon introduced by Joffrey.[5] Since its current lord remains a child, the House is, for all practical matters, controlled by House Lannister.

Princess Arianne Martell plots to crown Tommen's elder sibling, Princess Myrcella, as Queen of Westeros, as she would be Joffrey's heir according to Dornish law.[6] Arianne's conspiracy is betrayed and Myrcella is wounded by Ser Gerold Dayne.[7]

A Dance with Dragons

After the arrest of Cersei by the Faith of the Seven, the influence of House Tyrell on Tommen increases.[8]

House Baratheon at the end of the third century

The known Baratheons during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:

House Baratheon of King's Landing

Other Branches

House Baratheon of Dragonstone

House Baratheon of Storm's End

  • King {Renly I}, self-proclaimed Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, who died under mysterious circumstances.
Robert I
Renly I
Stannis I
Joffrey I
Tommen I
9 Others

Houses sworn to the Iron Throne

Great Houses

Crownlands houses

Attainted or rebel Great Houses, formerly sworn to the Iron Throne


The small council:

  • Ser {Kevan Lannister}, Lord Regent and Protector of the Realm, former master of laws to King Joffrey. Killed by Varys and his 'little birds'.
  • Lord Mace Tyrell, Lord of Highgarden, Warden of the South, Defender of the Marches, and High Marshal of the Reach; Hand of the King and former master of ships to King Joffrey.
  • Grand Maester {Pycelle}. Killed by Varys.
  • Ser Jaime Lannister, called the Kingslayer, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. Missing in the riverlands.
  • Lord Randyll Tarly, Lord of Horn Hill, master of laws and justiciar.
  • Ser Harys Swyft, the Knight of Cornfield, master of coin and lord treasurer. Formerly Hand of the King to Queen Regent Cersei.
  • Lord Paxter Redwyne, Lord of the Arbor, master of ships and grand admiral.
  • Nymeria Sand, called Lady Nym, advisor, acting in place of Doran Martell, Prince of Dorne.
Former councilors
  • Qyburn, a disgraced maester, reputed necromancer and former member of the Brave Companions, master of whisperers to Queen Regent Cersei. Dismissed.
  • Aurane Waters, the Bastard of Driftmark, master of ships and grand admiral to Queen Regent Cersei. Fled to the Stepstones with his new fleet after Queen Cersei's arrest.
  • Lord Orton Merryweather, Lord of Longtable, initially master of laws and justiciar, elevated to Hand of the King to Queen Regent Cersei. Resigned after Queen Cersei's arrest and fled to Longtable.
  • Lord {Gyles Rosby}, Lord of Rosby, master of coin and lord treasurer to Queen Regent Cersei. Succumbed to his disease.
  • Prince {Oberyn Martell}, called the Red Viper of Dorne, acting in place of Prince Doran Martell. Killed by Ser Gregor Clegane in a trial-by-combat.
  • Lord Varys, called the Spider, a eunuch, master of whisperers to Kings Robert and Joffrey. Disappeared after the murder of Lord Tywin Lannister.
  • Lord {Tywin Lannister}, Warden of the West, Lord of Casterly Rock, Shield of Lannisport, Savior of the City; Hand of the King to Kings Joffrey and Tommen. Slain by his son Tyrion in the Tower of the Hand.
  • Tyrion Lannister, called the Imp and Halfman, initially acting Hand of the King to King Joffrey, later demoted to master of coin. Accused of treason and regicide. In exile after murdering his father, Lord Tywin.
  • Lord Petyr Baelish, called Littlefinger, master of coin to Kings Robert and Joffrey. Abandoned office after being elevated to Lord of Harrenhal and Lord Paramount of the Trident.
  • Lord {Janos Slynt}, Lord of Harrenhal and Commander of the City Watch of King's Landing, the son of a butcher, given lordship and a seat in the council for his betrayal of Eddard Stark. Sent to the Wall by Tyrion Lannister and executed by Lord Commander Jon Snow for insubordination.
  • Ser Barristan Selmy, called Barristan the Bold, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, dismissed under orders of King Joffrey and Queen Dowager Cersei. Now Lord Commander of the Queensguard of Daenerys Targaryen.
  • Lord {Eddard Stark}, Warden of the North and Lord of Winterfell; Hand of the King to King Robert. Accused of treason and executed under orders of King Joffrey.
  • Lord {Renly Baratheon}, Lord of Storm's End; master of laws to King Robert. Fled his post and crowned himself king after the death of his brother, King Robert I. Killed by a shadow creature spawned by Melisandre
  • Lord Stannis Baratheon, Lord of Dragonstone, master of ships to King Robert. Fled from his post after discovering the true parentage of the royal children. Declared himself king after the death of his older brother. Currently in the North.

The Kingsguard:

  • Ser Jaime Lannister, called the Kingslayer, Lord Commander. Reported missing in the Riverlands.
  • Ser Loras Tyrell, called the Knight of Flowers. Reported to be near death after the siege of Dragonstone.
  • Ser Osmund Kettleblack, a former hedge knight. Currently in a dungeon cell, accused of fornication and high treason. Elevated after the dismissal of Boros Blount for cowardice.
  • Ser Balon Swann. Currently hunting Ser Gerold Dayne on Dorne for the death of Ser Arys Oakheart. Elevated after the death of Preston Greenfield.
  • Ser Boros Blount, called Boros the Belly, once dismissed for cowardice and thence restored. Made King Tommen's food taster.
  • Ser Meryn Trant.
  • Ser Robert Strong, a mysterious, gigantic knight that has taken a vow of silence, raised in replacement of Arys Oakheart. Suspected to be the reanimated body of Ser Gregor Clegane.
Former Kingsguard

The Court:


  1. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 7, Arya I.
  2. A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
  3. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa VIII.
  4. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 12, Cersei III.
  5. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 14, Brienne III.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 13, The Soiled Knight.
  7. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 21, The Queenmaker.
  8. A Dance with Dragons, Epilogue.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Margaery Tyrell married 1st Renly, 2nd Joffrey, 3rd Tommen