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Stannis was never very fond of his wife.<ref>[[A Clash of Kings]], [[A Clash of Kings-Chapter 15|Chapter 15]], Tyrion</ref> They seldom slept together and despite their hopes they had no sons, only a daughter [[Shireen Baratheon|Shireen]].
 
Stannis was never very fond of his wife.<ref>[[A Clash of Kings]], [[A Clash of Kings-Chapter 15|Chapter 15]], Tyrion</ref> They seldom slept together and despite their hopes they had no sons, only a daughter [[Shireen Baratheon|Shireen]].
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Some years before the [[War of the Five Kings]], [[Varys]] informed the [[small council]] that Selyse had taken up with a "red priest", supposedly a reference to [[Melisandre]].{{Ref|aCoK|15}}
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==

Revision as of 15:58, 25 April 2013

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Selyse Florent
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Alias Light of the North
Title Lady
Queen
Allegiance House Florent
House Baratheon of Dragonstone
Spouse Stannis Baratheon
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (Mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Dance with Dragons (Appears)

Played by unidentified extra (Season 2)
Tara Fitzgerald (Season 3)
TV series Season 2 | Season 3

Selyse Florent is the wife of Lord Stannis Baratheon. She became his queen after Stannis claimed the Iron Throne. Selyse is a fervent worshiper of R'hllor and a supporter of Melisandre. Within the ranks of those who follow Lord Stannis who believe in R'hllor are named Queen's Men after Selyse.[1][2]

Appearance and Character

Selyse is not a particularly attractive woman. she is tall and thin and has the Florent too large ears, pale eyes, a sharp nose and suffers from hair growth on her upper lip.[3]

Selyse is married to Lord Stannis of House Baratheon. It is a loveless marriage, and the two have little patience for each other. They have one daughter, Shireen, a sad little girl bearing a disfigurement from an ailment.

History

Selyse married Stannis around 287 AL.[4] During their wedding Stannis' brother Robert Baratheon deflowered Delena Florent, a cousin of Selyse, in the bed made for the newlyweds.[5] Delena became pregnant and gave birth to a boy, Edric Storm. Selyse later said to her husband that because of this they were cursed and they had no sons.[6]

Stannis was never very fond of his wife.[7] They seldom slept together and despite their hopes they had no sons, only a daughter Shireen.

Some years before the War of the Five Kings, Varys informed the small council that Selyse had taken up with a "red priest", supposedly a reference to Melisandre.[8]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

When Melisandre attached herself to Stannis, Selyse became her most fervent supporter and immediately took to worshiping R'hllor, the Lord of Light. When Stannis sailed for Storm's End, he left Selyse and her uncle Axell on Dragonstone.[9] Selyse's influence on her husband became greater after Renly Baratheon was killed and Selyse's family went over to Stannis. Lord Alester Florent became Stannis' Hand of the King and Selyse's brother Ser Imry Florent led his fleet. Their hopes were shattered when the fleet was destroyed on the Blackwater Bay.[10]

A Storm of Swords

After the Battle of the Blackwater and the subsequent flight by Stannis's forces to Dragonstone, Stannis remained enclosed in the Stone Drum, unwilling to speak with anyone. Selyse, with the help of her uncle, Lord Alester Florent, held court during Stannis's self-imposed silence.[11] Selyse tried to help Melisandre persuade Stannis to sacrifice Edric Storm. The sacrifice of Edric Storm would supposedly wake the Stone Dragon statue on Dragonstone. Davos Seaworth prevented this and had the boy shipped off to the Free Cities.[12] Davos instead advised that the real enemy was in the North. Stannis agreed and travelled with Selyse and most of his remaining army to the Wall and defeated the invading Free Folk.

A Feast for Crows

Selyse Florent Baratheon by Paul Phillips©

Selyse remained at Eastwatch-by-the-sea whilst Stannis rode to the aid of Castle Black.

A Dance with Dragons

Selyse is unhappy with her accommodations at Eastwatch and her treatment by Cotter Pyke. She demands that she be allowed to move into the Nightfort that was to be given to Stannis when repaired. When it was found that the Nightfort was habitable she left Eastwatch for Castle Black with her daughter; the fool, Patchface; her serving girls and lady companions; and a retinue of knights, sworn swords, and men-at-arms fifty strong. She was given the royal chamber in the King's Tower. Jon Snow thinks the flame like crown she wears is the only warmth Selyse has. She arranges the wedding of Gerrick Kingsblood's three daughters to her hand Ser Axell Florent and her knights Ser Brus Buckler and Ser Malegorn of Redpool. She claimed that Gerrick is the true King of the Wildlings, descended in an unbroken male line from their great king Raymun Redbeard. However, Gerrick is descended from Raymun Redbeard's younger brother, not the king and the kingship among the Free Folk was not hereditary. She also wanted Val to marry Ser Patrek of King's Mountain, but was rebuffed.

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alester
 
Melara
Crane
 
 
 
 
 
Axell
 
 
 
 
 
Ryam
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Randyll Tarly
 
Melessa
 
Alekyne
 
Rhea
 
Leyton
Hightower
 
Stannis
Baratheon
 
Selyse
 
Imry
 
Erren
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samwell
Tarly
 
Talla
Tarly
 
2 daughters
 
Dickon
Tarly
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shireen
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Colin
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
Rylene
 
Rycherd
Crane
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hosman
Norcross
 
Delena
 
Robert I
Baratheon
 
Omer
 
Merrell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alester
Norcross
 
Renly
Norcross
 
Edric
Storm
 


References and Notes