Cassana Estermont, by riotarttherite ©
|Title||Lady of Storm's End|
|Predecessor||Princess Rhaelle Targaryen|
|Born||In ~225–250 AC|
|Died||In 278 AC, Shipbreaker Bay, near Storm's End|
|Spouse||Lord Steffon Baratheon|
Cassana Estermont was a noblewoman of House Estermont during the reign of King Aerys II Targaryen. She was the wife of Lord Steffon Baratheon of Storm's End, and they had three sons together: Robert, Stannis, and Renly Baratheon.
In 278 AC, Steffon Baratheon was sent to the Free Cities by his cousin, King Aerys II Targaryen, to search for a bride for his son, Prince Rhaegar Targaryen. Steffon and Cassana's quest was unsuccessful, but in Volantis they did find a remarkable fool, called Patchface.
During the return journey, their ship, the Windproud, was caught in a severe storm. Within sight of Robert and Stannis, who were standing on the parapets of Storm's End, the ship was smashed on the rocks and sank in Shipbreaker Bay. Cassana, Steffon, and hundreds of men drowned; Patchface was the only survivor.
A Clash of Kings
Stannis Baratheon's letter to all the lords of Westeros, which proclaims himself the true king and heir of King Robert I Baratheon, includes the citation that he is the trueborn son of Steffon and Cassana.
A Storm of Swords
Stannis tells Davos Seaworth that since his loss at the battle of the Blackwater, most of his lords have abandoned his cause and bent the knee to King Joffrey Baratheon, even including his mother's father.
A Feast for Crows
Queen Regent Cersei Lannister recalls that the Estermonts are her in-laws, via her late husband Robert Baratheon's mother. Disparaging the Estermonts, Cersei feels that Steffon must have chosen Cassana "in a fit of lust or madness".
—thoughts of Cersei Lannister
According to information in A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Feast for Crows, Cassana's father is the former Lord Estermont, who apparently died in 300 AC, and her brothers (the uncles of Robert, Stannis and Renly Baratheon) are Eldon, the new lord, and Lomas. However, in A Dance with Dragons and A World of Ice and Fire, Eldon has been mentioned as the Baratheon brothers' great-uncle, and Lomas as one of his sons. Because of the contradictory information, there are different possibilities for the Estermont family tree; see House Estermont/Family Trees.
- See the Cassana Estermont calculation.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aerys II.
- See the Stannis Baratheon calculation.
- See the Renly Baratheon calculation.
- A Clash of Kings, Prologue.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 10, Davos I.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 31, Catelyn III.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 36, Davos IV.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.
- Margaery Tyrell married 1st Renly, 2nd Joffrey, 3rd Tommen