Cassandra Baratheon

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Cassandra Baratheon
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Alias Cass[1]
Allegiance House Baratheon
House Brownhill[2]
Culture Stormlander
Born In 103116 AC[3]
Spouse Ser Walter Brownhill[2]
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)

Cassandra Baratheon was the eldest daughter of Lord Borros Baratheon of Storm's End who lived during the Dance of the Dragons[1] and the reign of King Aegon III Targaryen.[4] She and her sisters were known as the Four Storms.[5]

History

Cassandra was the daughter of Lord Borros Baratheon of Storm's End and his wife, Lady Elenda. She was the eldest daughter, and had three younger sisters: Maris, Floris, and Ellyn.[1] A brother, Lord Olyver, would be born after her father's death.[6] According to Lord Borros, his daughters sometimes fought with each other, but he saw to it that they always made peace afterward.[1]

At the start of the Dance of the Dragons, Prince Aemond Targaryen arrived at Storm's End. Lord Borros offered the hand of any of his daughters, noting that Cassandra would be the first to flower. Prince Aemond agreed, though the identity of the daughter is not known, save it was not Maris. The lord and prince were haggling over dates and dowries the morning Prince Lucerys arrived, and claiming he could not marry Cassandra or her sisters due to his betrothal to Rhaena Targaryen, and was sent away by Lord Borros.

Later, in return for the support of Ser Perkin the Flea and the stormlords in restoring King Aegon II to the Iron Throne, Queen Alicent Hightower agreed that the king would marry Cassandra Baratheon. As the king's sons, Prince Jaehaerys and Prince Maelor had both died, Aegon II wished to marry Cassandra Baratheon at once after retaking the Iron Throne, and have sons on her.[6]

It is said that Lady Cassandra wept when she learned that Aegon II had died and that she would not be a queen.[7]

Lady Elenda sent Cassandra, Ellyn, and Floris to represent House Baratheon at the coronation of Aegon III Targaryen and his wedding to Princess Jaehaera.[5] Cassandra became a lady companion to the new queen after the wedding. When Jaehaera was found dead on the moat of spikes below Maegor's Holdfast, some blamed Lady Cassandra. Her detractors claimed that the disappointment at not being a queen had turned her sour, and bitterly resented having to care for a weepy and feeble-witted queen who she blamed for all her woes. After Jaehaera's death, Lady Elenda put Cassandra and Ellyn forward as potential queens for Aegon III. The rumor that she had murdered Jaehaera was heard again before the Maiden's Day Cattle Show, likely due to the actions of Lord Unwin Peake, who hoped to further his own daughter as a marriage candidate for the king.[4]

When Aegon III married again to Queen Daenaera Velaryon, Cassandra became her companion. When the king and queen suffered an attempted poisoning, she confessed that she had often shared her bed with Ser Mervyn Flowers, and sometimes with Tessario the Tiger at Ser Mervyn's behest. When Willam Stackspear suggested Cassandra was a reward Tessario was promised for killing Jaehaera, Cassandra burst into tears.[2]

Lady Elenda had sent three Baratheon bannermen to speak for Cassandra during her trial. Through them, and Lord Lorent Grandison, Cassandra was spared the harsher punishments of Lucinda Penrose and Priscella Hogg due to her high birth. Instead, she was arranged to marry the minor knight Ser Walter Brownhill, thirty years her elder and who had fathered sixteen children in total upon three previous wives. Through caring for Ser Walter's thirteen living children and the additional sons or daughters she might give him, Lady Elenda thought Cassandra's plotting would cease, and it did.[2]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orys
 
Argella
Durrandon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
wife
 
Unknown
Baratheon
 
Davos
 
Raymont
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
wife
 
Rogar
 
Alyssa Velaryon
 
 
 
Borys
 
Unknown
wife
 
Garon
 
Unknown
wife
 
Ronnal
 
Unknown
wife
 
Orryn
 
Archon's daughter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
wife
 
Boremund
 
Jocelyn
 
Aemon Targaryen
 
Issue
 
 
 
 
 
Issue
 
 
 
Sons
 
2 daughters
 
 
 
Daughter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Borros
 
Elenda Caron
 
Issue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cassandra
 
Walter
Brownhill
 
Maris
 
Ellyn
 
Floris
 
Thaddeus
Rowan
 
Olyver
 
 
 

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  3. See the Cassandra Baratheon calculation.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.
  7. Fire & Blood, Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf.