Storm's End, the seat of the Lord of Storm's End.

Daenerys: "So who's Lord of Storm's End now?"
Gendry: "I don't know, Your Grace."
Daenerys: "Does anyone? I think you should be Lord of Storm's End."
Gendry: "I can't be; I'm a bastard."
Daenerys: "No. You are Lord Gendry Baratheon of Storm's End, the lawful son of Robert Baratheon, because that is what I have made you."
Daenerys Targaryen legitimizes Gendry and names him Lord of Storm's End[src]

The Lord of Storm's End is the ruler of the stronghold of Storm's End, the capital of the Stormlands. The holder is ruler of the entire region of the Stormlands. The current Lord of Storm's End is Gendry Baratheon.

History

The Stormlands were originally a sovereign nation known as The Storm Kingdom until Aegon the Conqueror arrived in Westeros and formed the Seven Kingdoms. Aegon Targaryen sent his bastard brother Orys Baratheon to secure the Stormlands, making him the first Lord of Storm's End.

Former holder Robert Baratheon passed the title to his infant brother, Renly Baratheon when he became the King on the Iron Throne following Robert's Rebellion. This has left Stannis Baratheon with issues of resentment towards Robert since he feels as though he should have been the Lord of Storm's End as Renly's older brother. Stannis was named Lord of Dragonstone instead, giving him control of the traditional seat of the Targaryen heirs. Before Robert, his father Steffon Baratheon was Lord of Storm's End.

Season 2

During the War of the Five Kings, the red priestess Melisandre uses her magic to create a shadow to kill King Renly. Following Renly's death, Stannis took Storm's End as his own, making him the Lord of Storm's End.[1] As Stannis was ostensibly rebelling against the crown, his claim to the title was disputed by the incumbent King Joffrey Baratheon, who as Robert's legal son (his actual status as a bastard with no Baratheon blood notwithstanding) also claimed the title.

In the aftermath of Stannis's defeat at the Battle of the Blackwater, where several houses of the Stormlands became extinguished, the Stormlands descended into chaos, as some houses, attempting to curry favor with the victorious Lannister regime, began seizing lands from those that remained loyal to Stannis's cause.[2]

Season 3

The forces of Houses Lannister and Tyrell have fully consolidated control of the Stormlands in the name of King Joffrey, presumably making him the Lord of Storm's End.[3] Stannis presumably continues to claim the title.

Season 4

After Joffrey's death, his titles, presumably including that of Lord of Storm's End, are inherited by his younger brother, Tommen.[4]

Season 5

Stannis is defeated at Winterfell and killed by Brienne.[5] His death makes Tommen the undisputed Lord of Storm's End.

Season 6

Tommen commits suicide after the Destruction of the Great Sept of Baelor.[6] With no remaining trueborn Baratheon heirs, the title of Lord of Storm's End becomes vacant.

Season 8

At the feast following the Battle of Winterfell, Daenerys Targaryen questions the current status of Storm's End's lordship. She then decides to legitimize Gendry as a Baratheon, and names him Lord of Storm's End.[7] This is upheld by the lords of Westeros after her assassination, as Gendry is a participant at the Great Council of 305 AC.[8]

Known Lords of Storm's End

Vacant 303–305 AC: House Baratheon is legally extinct after the death of Tommen. It is possible that Cersei Lannister claims Storm's End during this time, using the same claim she used to take the throne (being Robert's widow), though she is never shown to use the title. During Gendry's legitimization, it is revealed that no one present knows who (if anyone) holds Storm's End.

References

  1. "The Ghost of Harrenhal"
  2. "The Stormlands"
  3. A map in "Kissed by Fire" shows Lannister and Tyrell map markers in the Stormlands, and no Baratheon map markers.
  4. "The Lion and the Rose"
  5. "Mother's Mercy"
  6. "The Winds of Winter"
  7. "The Last of the Starks"
  8. "The Iron Throne"
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Lord: Gendry Baratheon Heir: None
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Seat: Storm's End Lands: The Stormlands
Title(s): Lords Paramount of the Stormlands · Lords of Storm's End · Warden of the South
Ancestors: Durran Godsgrief · Argilac the Arrogant · Orys Baratheon (I) · Argella Baratheon · Axel Baratheon · Alanna Penrose · Theresa Baratheon · Ethelide Baratheon · Mychal Baratheon · Serac Baratheon · Monica Velaryon · William Baratheon (I) · Martyna Mullendore · Reginald Baratheon · Steffon Baratheon (I) · Padraic Baratheon · Flynn Baratheon · William Baratheon (II) · Jon Baratheon · Martyn Baratheon · Mace Baratheon · Orys Baratheon (II) · Theodor Baratheon · Bryte Baratheon · Tommax Baratheon · Lorax Baratheon · Brune Baratheon · Gude Baratheon · Lex Baratheon · Wineiri Baratheon · Miriam Baratheon · Argella Baratheon (II) · Borros Baratheon · Symeon Baratheon · Meera · Lyonel Baratheon · Rhaelle Targaryen · Ormund Baratheon
Current members: Gendry Baratheon
Deceased members: Steffon Baratheon · Cassana Baratheon · Robert Baratheon · Stannis Baratheon · Renly Baratheon · Selyse Baratheon · Shireen Baratheon
Household: {Maester Cressen} · Davos Seaworth · {Matthos Seaworth} · {Melisandre} · {Lord Axell Florent} · Imry Florent · {General}
Overlord: King Bran I the Broken
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