Rolland Storm - by lupotterdraws ©.
|Alias||The Bastard of Nightsong|
Castellan of Dragonstone
Lord of Nightsong (claimant)
Lord of the Marches (claimant)
House Baratheon of Dragonstone
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)|
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
Appearance and Character
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Rolland's face is covered in scars from the pox. He worships the Warrior, an aspect of the Faith of the Seven, with a faith as fierce as he is. Queen Cersei Lannister considers him a seasoned killer.
A Clash of Kings
Ser Rolland joins his true born half-brother, Lord Bryce Caron, in declaring for Renly Baratheon at the outset of the War of the Five Kings, and in joining Stannis Baratheon after Renly's assassination at Storm's End. He commands the rearguard after the disastrous end to the Battle of the Blackwater, allowing Stannis to reach the safety of Salladhor Saan's fleet and escape to Dragonstone. Lord Bryce, however, is killed in the fighting by Ser Philip Foote.
A Storm of Swords
Rolland is among the king's men, those Lord Davos Seaworth seeks out who are still loyal to Stannis without being believers in the new faith. He is part of Davos's plot to send Edric Storm away from Dragonstone. He is the only member who remains with Lord Davos after Edric's escape, and keeps watch over some guardsmen as Davos confronts King Stannis Baratheon and Melisandre.
A Feast for Crows
Ser Rolland commands the small garrison Stannis left to hold Dragonstone after he sailed north. Lord Paxter Redwyne is sent to besiege Dragonstone to appease the Queen Regent, Cersei Lannister, and nullify the closest threat to King's Landing. However, when the Shield Islands of the Reach are attacked, Ser Loras Tyrell begs to take command so that the Redwyne Fleet can return to defend their homelands.
Aurane Waters reports to Cersei that upon arrival, Loras offered Rolland single combat, which he declined. The resulting assault cost more than a thousand lives and severely injured Loras, but Rolland was unable to hold the keep and Dragonstone was finally taken by the Iron Throne. Rolland's current status is unknown.
A Dance with Dragons
After the death of Lord Bryce at the Blackwater, the Lannisters consider Rolland to be a pretender to the title "Lord of Nightsong" against their own claimant, Ser Philip Foote, the man who killed his brother.