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Storm's End Official Guide

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

"Go home, pup. And tell your mother that the Lord of Storm's End is not some dog that she can whistle up at need to set against her foes."
―Borros Baratheon[src]

The Lord of Storm's End[1] 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[]

Background[]

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 after he became the King of the Andals and the First Men 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. Instead, Stannis was given control of the traditional seat of the Targaryen heirs. Before Robert, his father Steffon Baratheon was Lord of Storm's End.

Game of Thrones: 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.[2] 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.[3]

Game of Thrones: 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.[4] Stannis presumably continues to claim the title.

Game of Thrones: Season 4[]

After Joffrey's death, his titles, presumably including that of Lord of Storm's End, are inherited by his younger brother, Tommen.[5]

Game of Thrones: Season 5[]

Stannis is defeated at Winterfell and killed by Brienne.[6] His death makes Tommen the undisputed Lord of Storm's End.

Game of Thrones: Season 6[]

Tommen commits suicide after the Destruction of the Great Sept of Baelor.[7] With no remaining trueborn Baratheon heirs, the title of Lord of Storm's End becomes vacant.

Game of Thrones: 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.[8] This is upheld by the lords of Westeros after her assassination, as Gendry is a participant at a Great Council in the Dragonpit.[9]

Known Lords of Storm's End[]

Notes[]

  1. Orys became Lord of Storm's End after the Last Storm, which took place early during Aegon's Conquest. In "Valyria & the Dragons," Viserys Targaryen states that Aegon began his conquest 100 years after the Doom of Valyria in 102 BC, placing it in 2 BC.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Boremund died and was succeeded by Borros at some point between "King of the Narrow Sea" and "The Green Council".
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Robert's Rebellion - Barristan Selmy" establishes that the War of the Ninepenny Kings was waged during the reign of Aegon V Targaryen. In "The Rains of Castamere," Jaime Lannister states that the Reyne-Tarbeck revolt occurred upon Tywin Lannister's return from the War of the Ninepenny Kings in 258 AC; therefore, it occurred in 257 AC.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Lineages and Histories of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms states that Steffon Baratheon was born in 229 AC and died in his 49th year; therefore, he and Cassana Baratheon died in 278 AC.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Per "Robert's Rebellion - Stannis Baratheon," Stannis Baratheon was the acting Lord of Storm's End under Robert during much of Robert's Rebellion, until he was stripped of the castle after the Assault on Dragonstone (meaning Robert remained the de jure Lord until then). In "The Kingsroad," which takes place in 298 AC, Catelyn Stark states that Eddard Stark went to war with Robert Baratheon "17 years ago." Therefore Robert's Rebellion occurred in 281 AC.
  6. "Robert's Rebellion - Stannis Baratheon" establishes that Renly was granted Storm's End when it was stripped from Stannis, after the Assault on Dragonstone.
  7. 7.0 7.1 In "Winter Is Coming," which takes place in 298 AC, Sansa Stark tells Cersei Lannister that she is 13 years old and Bran Stark tells Jaime Lannister that he is 10 years old. Arya Stark was born between Sansa and Bran, making her either 11 or 12 in Season 1. The rest of the Stark children have been aged up by 2 years from their book ages, so it can be assumed that she is 11 in Season 1. Arya is 18 in Season 8 according to HBO, which means at least 7 years occur in the span of the series; therefore, each season of Game of Thrones must roughly correspond to a year in-universe, placing the events of Season 2 in 299 AC.
  8. Stannis loses possession of Storm's End after the Battle of the Blackwater. A map in "Kissed by Fire" shows Lannister and Tyrell map markers in the Stormlands, and no Baratheon map markers. He presumably continues to claim the title until he is killed by Brienne of Tarth after the battle in the ice in 302 AC, though he himself is never shown to use a title other than King of the Andals and the First Men.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Joffrey dies in Game of Thrones: Season 4, 2 years after Season 2 takes place.
  10. Tommen dies in Game of Thrones: Season 6, 2 years after Season 4 takes place.
  11. No new Lord of Storm's End is shown to be appointed until the legitimization of Gendry in "The Last of the Starks". During Gendry's legitimization, it is revealed that no one present knows who (if anyone) holds Storm's End.
  12. Gendry is appointed in Game of Thrones: Season 8, 2 years after Season 6 takes place.

References[]

  1. Game of Thrones: Season 8, Episode 4: "The Last of the Starks" (2019).
  2. "The Ghost of Harrenhal"
  3. "The Stormlands"
  4. 4.0 4.1 A map in "Kissed by Fire" shows Lannister and Tyrell map markers in the Stormlands, and no Baratheon map markers.
  5. "The Lion and the Rose"
  6. "Mother's Mercy"
  7. "The Winds of Winter"
  8. "The Last of the Starks"
  9. "The Iron Throne"

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