Steffon Baratheon, art by Kwnnos ©.
|Born||In 246 AC|
|Died||In 278 AC, Shipbreaker Bay, near Storm's End|
|Father||Lord Ormund Baratheon|
|Mother||Princess Rhaelle Targaryen|
|Spouse||Lady Cassana Estermont|
Steffon Baratheon was the Lord of Storm's End and the head of House Baratheon during the reign of kings Jaehaerys II and Aerys II Targaryen.
In his youth, Steffon served as a page in King's Landing, where he became good friends with Prince Aerys Targaryen and Tywin Lannister.
Steffon participated as a squire in the War of the Ninepenny Kings in 260 AC. He became Lord of Storm's End and Lord Paramount of the Stormlands once his father, Lord Ormund Baratheon, was struck down by Maelys I Blackfyre during the war, with Ormund dying in his son's arms.
Lord of Storm's End
Steffon once hosted a tourney at Storm's End, but he was defeated in the tilts by Prince Rhaegar Targaryen.
In the wake of the Defiance of Duskendale, Steffon's old friend and cousin, now King Aerys II Targaryen, summoned Steffon to court and named him to the small council. In 278 AC Aerys sent Steffon to Volantis to find a bride "of noble birth from an old Valyrian bloodline" for Prince Rhaegar, and it was rumored that Aerys intended to replace Tywin as Hand of the King with Steffon upon the latter's return. Steffon failed to find a suitable bride for Rhaegar, but he did send a message to Storm's End saying that he had found a very good fool. According to him, the fool was so funny he would teach Steffon's dour second son, Stannis, how to laugh.
On the return voyage Steffon's ship, the Windproud, was caught in a storm while in Shipbreaker Bay and sank within sight of Storm's End, killing Steffon along with his wife, Lady Cassana Estermont, and one hundred men. The only survivor was the fool, Patchface, who had lost his wits. According to Grand Maester Pycelle, Aerys was enraged by Steffon's death and believed it had been arranged by Tywin for fear of being replaced as Hand. Steffon was succeeded as Lord of Storm's End by his eldest son, Robert.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands: House Baratheon.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aerys II.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 A Clash of Kings, Prologue.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys II.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 67, Jaime VIII.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 42, Daenerys IV.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Margaery Tyrell married 1st Renly, 2nd Joffrey, 3rd Tommen