Steffon Baratheon

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Steffon Baratheon
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Steffon Baratheon, art by Kwnnos ©.

Title Lord of Storm's End
Lord Paramount of the Stormlands
Allegiance House Baratheon
Culture Stormlands
Born In 246 ᴀᴄ[1]
Died In 278 ᴀᴄ[2], at Shipbreaker Bay, near Storm's End[2]
Spouse Lady Cassana Estermont
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Steffon Baratheon was a Lord of Storm's End and head of House Baratheon. The Father of Robert, Stannis, and Renly. He perished at sea in sight of his castle, along with his wife Lady Cassana Estermont, while returning from a trip to the Free Cities. He was the first cousin of King Aerys II Targaryen.[2]

History

Steffon served as a page in King's Landing, where he became good friends with Prince Aerys Targaryen and Tywin Lannister.[2]

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 ᴀᴄ, with Ormund dying in his son's arms.[3]

Steffon once hosted[4] a tourney at Storm's End, but he was defeated in the tilts by Prince Rhaegar Targaryen.[5]

In the wake of the Defiance of Duskendale, Steffon's old friend, now King Aerys II Targaryen, summoned Steffon to court and named him to the small council. In 278 ᴀᴄ 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.[2] 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.[6]

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, Lady Cassana Estermont, and one hundred men. The only survivor was the fool, Patchface, who had lost his wits.[6] 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.[2] Steffon was succeeded as Lord of Storm's End by his eldest son, Robert.

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ormund
 
Rhaelle
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Steffon
 
Cassana
Estermont
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Various
women
 
Robert I
 
Cersei
Lannister
 
Renly I
 
Margaery
Tyrell
[7]
 
Stannis I
 
Selyse
Florent
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joffrey I
 
Margaery
Tyrell
[7]
 
Tommen I
 
Myrcella
 
 
 
Shireen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mya
Stone
 
Bella
 
Gendry
 
Edric
Storm
 
Barra
 
Unknown
twins
 
9 Others

References

  1. The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands: House Baratheon.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aerys II.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys II.
  4. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 67, Jaime VIII.
  5. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 42, Daenerys IV.
  6. 6.0 6.1 A Clash of Kings, Prologue.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Margaery Tyrell married 1st Renly, 2nd Joffrey, 3rd Tommen