Talk: Robert I Baratheon

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This wiki implies that Robert went to the Eyrie after the death of his parents. This is, IMO, far from a sure thing. When his parents died Robert was already 16 (old enough to act as Lord of the Stormlands in his own right). The wiki says: "Presumably honoring an existing agreement Lord Robert went to foster with Lord Jon Arryn at the Eyrie in the Vale of Arryn, along with Eddard Stark." Where does this "presumption" come from? And we know Eddard was sent to the Eyrie when he was 8 years old.--The hairy bear (Send me a raven) 16:47, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

Here I was mainly going on the prologue of Clash, when Cressen recalls that Robert and Stannis were both there to see their father's ship go down. I'm sure Robert visited home occasionally while a ward; it could certainly go either way. --Ser_Aeron_Connel 16:49, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

It is clear that Robert returned to Eyrie after his parents death in 278 AC since he fathered Mya Stone 19 years before A Song of Swords in about 281 AC. It was stated that Jon Arryn revolted because he could not would not turn over Ned and Robert. The first battle of the revolt was at Gulltown, that Robert led the assault before he railed the Stormlands. This all shows that Robert was in the Vale after his parents death and was there at the start of the revolt. --Ser Ash the Red 18:23, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

Well, yes, it's clear that he was in the Eyrie after his parents' deaths, but it's not entirely clear that he was there beforehand. --Ser_Aeron_Connel 08:42, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

we know that he was fostered in Eyrie. Fostering is the practice of a family sending a child to be raised by another house so that the child could be trained as as page, squire etc. There would be no need for him as 15 year old the young lord of Storm's End to have himself fostered,he therefore had to have been sent to Eyrie before his parents died. --Ser Ash the Red 22:05, 23 September 2012 (UTC)


Since Robert's grandmother Rhaelle was a daughter of Aegon V, making Robert a second cousin of Rhaegar Targaryen, shouldn't he be categorized as a kinslayer for killing Rhaegar at the Trident? Donall Stark 02:51, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

In the books he is not addressed as Kinslayer so I don't think we should.Scafloc 13:47, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
Doesn't seem right though; Robb Stark was considered a kinslayer for executing Rickard Karstark, even though the only known common ancestor between them was 1000 years ago, while Robert gets off clean killing his second cousin? Donall Stark 02:05, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
You misunderstand me. I did not suggest that Robert should gett off clean, I said we should follow the books. This is a wiki so we should not judge the characters, we should just report the facts. The fact is that Robert killed his second cousin and a fact is that nobody names him a kinslayer (at least I could not find this). Scafloc 11:49, 27 February 2013 (UTC)