House Baratheon has ruled the stormsland in Westeros. It is named after its frequent storms.
Founder Orys Baratheon
Sigil A crowned black Stag rampant on a gold field
Words “Ours is the Fury”
Found date 1AC
Age 300 years
Cadet Branches (a) House Baratheon of Dragonstone (b) House Baratheon of King’s Landing
Religion Faith of the seven
Vassals House Seaworth, Morrygen, Wylde, Connington, Peasebury, Grandison, Musgood, Estermont, Errol, Trant, Tarth, Swan, Selmy, Dondarrion, Cole and Caron.
Allegiance House Targaryen (formerly)
Region The Stormlands
Seat Storm’s End
Title (a) Lords Paramount of the Stormslands (b) Lords of Storm’s Ends
House Baratheon becomes the royal house in the seven Kingdoms when Robert Baratheon leads a rebellion against the Targaryens.
After the death of Lyanna Stark, Robert marries Cersei Lannister.
Their sigil is ‘a black Stag rampant on a gold field‘. And their words are “Ours is the Fury“. After ascending of the throne by Robert, a golden gets added upon the head of Stag, depicting themselves from royal house.
Now House Baratheon is extinct legally, but Gendry carries the bloodline as a bastard son of Robert Baratheon.
He is only the last living person in Baratheon family. That is he is been given so much of importance throughout the TV series.
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House Baratheon was found by Orys Baratheon. He was the general of King Aegon 1 Taragaryen’s army.
Orys Baratheon is rumours to be Aegon’s bastard half brother. He defeated Argilac the arrogant, the last of storm kings and captured Storm’s End castle.
His accomplishments made him the Lord of Storm’s End and installs House Baratheon.
Orys marries with Argella Durrandon, the daughter of Argilac Durrandon. Orys took the words and sigil of the defeated House Durrandon as his own.
After 281 years, Robert Baratheon leads a rebellion against Aerys II Targaryen.
After then Rhaegar Targaryen takes the Robert’s betrothed, Lyanna Stark away. Robert gets backed by Eddard Stark and Jon Arryn. They slew Rhaegar at the battle of Trident.
The capital of seven kingdoms soon gets sack by Tywin Lannister in name of Robert Baratheon.
After the rebellion Ned Stark finds his sister in The tower of Joy in Dorne. Where she dies after giving birth to a son in bed of blood.
Robert gets the name of King Robert 1. He marries with Tywin Lannister’s daughter Cersei Lannister. He forms the royal house of Baratheon as cadet branch.
Robert appoints Jon Arryn as his hand of the king.
Renly Baratheon gets left at the Stormslands to rule over it, when he was just a child by Robert when he becomes the king.
Robert also appoints his middle brother Stannis as the Lord of the Dragonstone. Dragonstone is a traditionally the seat to the heir of Iron throne.
He also makes Stannis the liege lord of several minor islands outside the Crownlands in Blackwater Bay.
This makes Stannis as an insult, as he is given a small land to rule as compare to Stormlands. Dragonstone is not so wealthy and prestigious like Storms End.
But Stannis proves himself as a loyal military commander and a Vassal.
Stannis and Renly both serves in Robert’s small council as Master of ships and laws.
However Stannis and Renly continues to remain as lords not prince.
Robert has made many plans for future House Baratheon, but his unexpected death destroys every plan for Iron throne.
- Robert Baratheon (King) – Former head of the family. Lord of the seven kingdoms, Lord of the Andals and the First men, Protector of the realm. (Killed by a boar during hunt).
- Cersei (Queen) – Wife of King Robert Baratheon of House Lannister. Becomes Queen mother, after Robert’s death.
- Joffrey Baratheon (Eldest son of Robert & Cersei) – Poisoned by Olenna Tryell at his own wedding.
- Myrcella Baratheon (Daughter of Robert & Cersei) – Their only daughter. Poisoned bt Ellara Sand.
- Tommen Baratheon (Youngest son of Robert & Cersei) – After witnessing the destruction of the great Sept of Baelor, he jumps out of the window in the Red Keep.
- Margaery (Wife of Tommen Baratheon) – Of House Tyrell. Widow of Joffrey and Renly. Gets burn alive during the destruction of the great Sept of Baelor.
- Stannis Baratheon (Lord of the Dragonstone) – Younger brother of Robert Baratheon. Lord of the Dragonstone and Storm’s End. True heir to the Iron throne after Robert’s death. Killed by Brienne of Tarth.
- Selyse (Wife of Stannis Baratheon) – Of House Florent. Hang herself after the death of her daughter.
- Shireen Baratheon (Daughter of Stannis & Selyse) – As a sacrifice to the Lord of light, gets burn alive by Melisandre.
- Renly Baratheon – Robert’s youngest brother, Lord of the Storm’s End. He is also claimant to the Iron throne. Killed by a shadow.
Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen Baratheon may claim to be Robert’s children, but actually they are incest betweem Queen Cersei and her twin brother Ser Jaime Lannister.
Stannis Baratheon is only the true heir claimant to the Iron throne after Robert’s death. And after Stannis the claim goes to Renly Baratheon.
After the death of Robert, Stannis and Renly Baratheon, the bloodline of House Baratheon becomes extinct totally. But Gendry is claim to be Robert’s bastard son but he isn’t accurately specified.
After the death of Tommen Baratheon, the people of Westeros totally belives that the House Baratheon is extinct.
vassal houses of house baratheon
House Wylde (of Rain House), Seaworth, Trant (of Gallowsgrey), Toyne (extinct), Tarth (of Evenfall Hall), Peasebury (of Poddingfield), Musgood, Morrigen (of Crow’s Nest), Grandison (of Grandview), Estermont (Greenstone), Errol (of Haystack Hall) and Connington (of Griffin’s Roost)
houses from dornish
House Caron (of Nightsong), Dondarrion (of Blackhaven), Selmy (of Harvest Hall) and Swann (of Stonehelm)
houses from blackwater bay
House Velyaron of Driftmark
Mostly everything starts from Lyonel Baratheon. Lyonel is promised, that his daughter will marry to Aegon’s first born son and make her a princess.
But Aegon’s first born son had other plans and marries a common girl against their wishes.
This makes Lyonel very angry and started a rebellion. He declares himself Storm King.
It doesn’t take long to get the battle end. As an apology to an old friend, Aegon marries his daughter Rhaelle to Lyonel’s son Ormund Baratheon.
This makes interesting that House Baratheon also carries Targaryen blood.
Ormund and Rhaelle has only one child Steffon Baratheon.
Once Ormund commands a war and gets Killed by Maelys, the monstrous Blackfyre in the hands of his own son.
Steffon grew up together with King Aerys II and cloaks his cousin.
Steffon and his wife Cassana get caught in the storm with inside their home and both get die.
All of this is seen by Robert and Stannis.
according to books
In the book A Song of Ice and Fire, Orys Baratheon is rumours to be King Aegon I Targaryen’s half bastard brother. King Aegon I is the conqueror of seven Kingdoms.
Orys leads an army which slews the last of the Storm King, Argilac the Arrogant. Orys captures his castle of Storm’s End.
For Orys’s loyal service, He is made the Lord of Storm’s End and given the permission to form his own Great House, marrying the daughter of Argilac.
Orys takes the Sigil and words of Argilac as his own. House Baratheon becomes the youngest house in Westeros, ruling for about 300 years.
House Baratheon rules over the south-eastern shores in Westeros. This area is known as Stormlands.
This has produced a number of great warriors such as Lyonel Baratheon, the laughing storm. He marries into the royal house of Taragaryen’s many generations ago.
When Robert Baratheon’s love Lyanna Stark gets kidnapped by Rhaegar Targaryen, he gets angered and raise the banners and rebellion against King Aerys II. Along with his childhood best Friend Ned Stark.
Both Ned and Robert joins the several houses and raise the civil war known as Robert’s rebellion.
Robert’s army smashes out the royal host at the battle of Trident and puts out to rout.
The treachery of House Lannister delivers delivers the capital at King’s Landing to Robert. Robert agrees to marry Cersei Lannister in gratitude of his father’s pledge.
Robert becomes the King and make his brother Stannis (a year older than him) Lord of Dragonstone, an ancestral island stronghold of the Targaryens, and his younger brother Renly, the Lord of Storm’s End.
There are some minor differences in the books, comparison to TV series names like ‘Argilac‘ as ‘Argalic‘. It isn’t clear that it is an error or change.
There is another change is that, after crowning himself the King, Renly doesn’t change the banner design of Baratheon Sigil.
After Robert’s death
When Robert and Renly both gets dead, there are only Stannis, his wife and his daughter Shireen remains alive.
There isn’t any mentions of close relations of this family in any of the novels, who can claim itself to rule the House Baratheon.
Robert may have many bastards, but none of them claims to be legitimate heirs.
But Robert does have one acknowledged bastard son Edric Storm, because his mother comes from a noble family. Robert doesn’t has any part in raising him, but instead he sends him to foster at Storm’s End.
In this TV series, House Baratheon’s banner depicts crown around the Stag’s neck, but in the novels it is above the head of Stag.
The original Stag sigil used by House Durrandon has a crown, but when Orys Baratheon takes the Sigil it is been removed. This is due to the Baratheons were ruling under the Targaryens.
The crown gets added nearly after 300 years later, after defeating King Aerys II by Robert Baratheon.
Houses yet to Appear
The Houses which are yet to appear in the TV series are:-
House Penrose (of Parchments), Mertyns (of Mistwood), Fell (of Felwood), Cafferen (of Fawnton) and Buckler (of Bronzegate)
According to TV series official pronunciation guide, which is developed for casts and crews, ‘Baratheon’ is pronounced as ‘Buh-RATH-ee-un’.
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