Lady of Storm's End|
|Born||In ~79–97 AC|
1st: Lord Borros Baratheon|
2nd: Ser Steffon Connington
|Father||Lord Royce Caron|
|Book(s)||Fire & Blood (mentioned)|
Elenda Baratheon, née Elenda Caron, was the Lady of Storm's End through her marriage to Lord Borros Baratheon during the Dance of the Dragons. During the reign of King Aegon III Targaryen, she ruled Storm's End as regent.
Lady Elenda was the daughter of Royce Caron, Lord of Nightsong and Marshal of the Marches. She married Borros Baratheon, Lord of Storm's End, and had four daughters: Cassandra, Floris, Ellyn, and Maris.
During the Dance of the Dragons, Elenda fell pregnant. Seven days after her husband died in the Battle of the Kingsroad, she gave birth to his posthumous son. Although Lord Borros had instructed her to name him Aegon, after King Aegon II Targaryen, Elenda named the child Royce after her lord father.
Following her husband's death, Elenda ruled as regent for her newborn son. Seeing her men broken by battle, she agreed to terms of peace. Still weak from childbirth, she gave three of her daughters as hostages to the crown. They were accompanied by Ser Willis Fell and Princess Jaehaera Targaryen, who had been given refuge at Storm's End during the war.
Lady Elenda sent Cassandra, Ellyn, and Floris to represent House Baratheon at the coronation of King Aegon III Targaryen and his wedding to Princess Jaehaera. Maris had become a silent sister, and though Mushroom claims that Elenda had Maris's tongue removed, Gyldayn notes that this can be discounted, as the silent sisters supposedly being tongueless is a myth.
In 132 AC, Lady Elenda married again, to Ser Steffon Connington, second son of the Lord of Griffin's Roost and a man twenty years her junior. With Royce but an infant, Elenda felt that she needed a strong man's hand to keep the peace against the increasingly frequent raids from Dornishmen. However, in 133 AC Steffon was slain by Wyland Wyl in the Dornish Marches, and Elenda was widowed once more.
After the death of Queen Jaehaera in 133 AC, Elenda wrote to the Crown, offering her daughters Cassandra and Ellyn as potential brides for King Aegon III. Three years later, Cassandra was tried for attempting to poison the king and his new queen, Daenaera Velaryon. Elenda sent three stormlords to speak for Storm's End, being too ill to attend herself. They arranged for Cassandra to marry Ser Walter Brownhill, a widower, as Elenda correctly believed that caring for Walter's thirteen children would cease Cassandra's scheming and plotting.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.
- Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
- See the Elenda Caron calculation.
- Fire & Blood, Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf.
- Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
- Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.