House Baratheon" is part of the Complete Guide to Westeros, a special feature from . It is narrated by Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season Mark Addy as King Robert Baratheon.
Robert Baratheon recalls the victories that led to House Baratheon cementing themselves as one of the greatest houses in Westeros.
Narration Robert Baratheon: "Ours is the Fury."
These are the words of the black stag of
Baratheon. A battle cry echoed throughout the land in rebellion, when I, Robert Baratheon, the First of His Name, seized the Iron Throne from the Mad King, Aerys Targaryen, ending a dynasty nearly three hundred years old. House Baratheon was born in the
Wars of Conquest when Aegon the Dragon invaded Westeros. Aegon sent his commander, Orys Baratheon, to take Storm's End.
Argilac the Arrogant, the last of the Storm Kings, foolishly left the safety of his stronghold and met the Baratheon warlord in open battle. Argilac was soundly defeated, and Orys took his lands, his holdings, and his daughter. Orys was said to be a half-brother to Aegon Targaryen. If this were true, a little blood of the dragon mingled with that of the
stag in those days. The seat of House Baratheon is Storm's End, a legendary keep raised in the
Age of Heroes. It overlooks Shipbreaker Bay, where legend has it that Durran, the first Storm King, raised the keep with the aid of Bran the Builder of House Stark, forging a centuries-long connection with the Stormlands and the North. After Aegon's conquest of the
Seven Kingdoms, the Baratheons remained loyal enough to the crown while Targaryen kings came and went. But loyalty has its limits. When Rhaegar Targaryen, Aerys' vile son and heir, abducted Lyanna Stark, my betrothed, my beloved, it was time to act. We raised our banners. Baratheon,
Stark, Jon Arryn, and the Tullys, united in rebellion against Rhaegar and his father, the Mad King. We were victorious and took the Iron Throne. That bit of dragon blood in my veins came in well as it made me a distant relation to the Targaryen dynasty blood of my long-lost ancestor, Orys. The truth of it is I took it.
I sit on the Iron Throne. I rule the
Seven Kingdoms, from the Red Keep.
The Children of the Forest, the First Men, and the Andals · The Age of Heroes · The Old Gods and the New · The History of the Night's Watch · The Order of Maesters · Valyria and the Dragons · The Field of Fire · Mad King Aerys · Robert's Rebellion · The Sack of King's Landing · House Stark · House Lannister · House Targaryen · House Baratheon · House Arryn
Greyjoy Rebellion · Robert's Rebellion (Stannis, Davos, & Margaery) · House Tyrell · House Greyjoy · House Clegane · The Free Folk · The Night's Watch · Dragonstone · Harrenhal · Qarth · The Drowned God · The Alchemists' Guild · The Warlocks
Old Ghis & Slaver's Bay · The Unsullied · House Reed · House Frey · House Tully · The Lord of Light · Wargs and the Sight · Robert's Rebellion (Littlefinger & Varys) · The Red Keep · The North · The Reach · The Riverlands · The Stormlands · The Westerlands · The Vale
House Martell · House Baelish · Dragons · Poisons · The Bastards of Westeros · The Iron Bank of Braavos · Sellswords & Hedge Knights · Robert's Rebellion (Oberyn Martell) · The Wall · The Nations of the North · The Kingsguard · The Maester's Chain · The Death of Kings · Valyrian Steel · Justice of the Seven Kingdoms
The Seven-Pointed Star · The Faith Militant · Volantis · Braavos · The Faceless Men · Winterfell · The Lord Commanders · Robert's Rebellion (Barristan Selmy) · Dorne · The Fighting Pits of Meereen · The River Rhoyne · The Many-Faced God · Greyscale & The Stone Men · The Great Masters of Meereen · The Dance of Dragons
The Old Way · The Kingsmoot · The Summer Sea · War of the Ninepenny Kings · The Great Tourney at Harrenhal · Robert's Rebellion (Jaime Lannister) · Vaes Dothrak · The Dothraki · Northern Allegiances to House Stark · Children of the Forest vs. the First Men · Brotherhood Without Banners · Oldtown · House Dayne · The Little Birds · Knights of the Vale · House Tarly · Riverrun · Great Sept of Baelor
The Dragonpit · The Citadel · Casterly Rock · Highgarden · The Golden Company · Prophecies of the Known World · The Hand of the King · The Rains of Castamere Conquest & Rebellion:
Valyria's Last Scion: House Targaryen · Invasion · House Hoare, Ironborn Kings of the Riverlands · House Durrandon, the Storm Kings · House Lannister, Kings of the Rock & House Gardener, Kings of the Reach · House Stark, The Kings of Winter · House Arryn, Kings of the Vale · Aegon, First of His Name · House Martell, Princes of Dorne · The Last Dragons
King's Landing · The Greyjoy Rebellion · The Blackfyres · The South · The Defiance of Duskendale · Maegor the Cruel