Steffon Baratheon, art by Kwnnos ©.
Lord of Storm's End|
Lord Paramount of the Stormlands
|Born||In 246 ᴀᴄ|
|Died||In 278 ᴀᴄ, at Shipbreaker Bay, near Storm's End|
|Spouse||Lady Cassana Estermont|
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.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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. Steffon was succeeded as Lord of Storm's End by his eldest son, Robert.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands: House Baratheon.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aerys II.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys II.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 67, Jaime VIII.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 42, Daenerys IV.
- A Clash of Kings, Prologue.
- Margaery Tyrell married 1st Renly, 2nd Joffrey, 3rd Tommen