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"My father used to tell me that boredom indicates a lack of inner resources."
Stannis Baratheon[src]

Lord Steffon Baratheon was the Lord of Storm's End and head of House Baratheon. He is the father of Robert, Stannis, and Renly Baratheon.

Biography

Background

Steffon Baratheon was the third member of House Baratheon to be named Steffon. He was the Lord of Storm's End and head of House Baratheon, one of the Great Houses of Westeros. He is the father of Robert, Stannis and Renly Baratheon. He lived with his family at Storm's End. Steffon fought in the War of the Ninepenny Kings alongside his father, Ormund Baratheon, who, according to singers, died in the arms of Steffon.[2]

While in a drunken stupor, he once attempted to violate the honor of a noble lady but was subdued by Ser Arthur Dayne of the Kingsguard, though he was spared on account of his drunkenness.[3]

Steffon and his wife, Cassana, died shortly before Robert's Rebellion when their ship, the Windproud, sank in Shipbreaker Bay.[1]

Season 1

He has an entry in the The Lineages and Histories of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms, as read by Eddard Stark.[4]

Season 5

Stannis mentions that his father used to tell him that "boredom indicates a lack of inner resources".[5]

Season 8

Steffon is mentioned under the entry of Ser Arthur Dayne in The Book of Brothers, which the new Lord Commander of the Kingsguard Brienne of Tarth flicks through.[6]

Family tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Steffon
Baratheon


Deceased
 
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Cassana Baratheon
née Estermont
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Various
women

 
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Robert
Baratheon

Deceased
 
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Cersei
Lannister
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Deceased
 
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Jaime
Lannister
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Deceased
 
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Stannis
Baratheon
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Deceased
 
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Selyse Baratheon
née Florent House-Florent-Shield.PNG
Deceased
 
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Loras
Tyrell
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Deceased
 
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Renly
Baratheon
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Deceased
 
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Margaery
Tyrell
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Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Gendry
Baratheon


 
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Various other
bastards

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Barra

Deceased
 
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Unnamed
son

Died in infancy
 
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Joffrey
Baratheon
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Deceased
 
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Margaery
Tyrell
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Deceased
 
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Myrcella
Baratheon
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Deceased
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Tommen
Baratheon
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Deceased
 
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Margaery
Tyrell
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Deceased
 
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Three stillborn
sons House-Baratheon-of-Dragonstone-Main-Shield.PNG
Deceased
 
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Shireen
Baratheon
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Deceased
 
 
 
 

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Steffon Baratheon was the son of Lord Ormund Baratheon and Rhaelle Targaryen, the sister of King Jaehaerys II and aunt of the Mad King. Despite what maesters claim, this relationship is not what allowed Robert to claim the Iron Throne during Robert's Rebellion; he seized the Iron Throne by force.

Steffon holds his father Ormund fallen in battle.

Steffon Baratheon appears to have been an effective lord. He was once defeated by Prince Rhaegar Targaryen during a tournament. He was sent by King Aerys II to the Free Cities to find a bride for Prince Rhaegar, but he found no suitable matches. He did find a talented fool, however, one whom he believed would teach even Stannis to laugh. However, Lord Steffon's ship, the Windproud, sank in Shipbreaker Bay within sight of Storm's End. His body and that of his wife, Lady Cassana of House Estermont, was never found. The fool, Patchface, did wash ashore, but the trauma of the event robbed him of his wits.

In his youth, Steffon served as a page at King's Landing, and became close friends with Aerys and Tywin Lannister. As Aerys's relationship with Tywin deteriorated, many believed that the king would name Steffon as Hand of the King upon his return from the Free Cities; instead, matters only grew worse after Steffon's death, as Aerys became convinced that Tywin had arranged the sinking of the Windproud to prevent Steffon from taking his place.

See also

References

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