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ASOIAF – Baratheon

House Baratheon: A Legacy Forged in Storm's End

In the annals of Westeros history, House Baratheon stands as a testament to resilience and power. Founded by Orys Baratheon, a formidable figure in the army of King Aegon I Targaryen, the house emerged from the tumultuous aftermath of conquest. Orys, rumored to be Aegon’s half-brother, claimed his place by defeating Argilac the Arrogant, the last Storm King, and securing Storm’s End, the seat of power for the Stormlands. With the marriage to Argella Durrandon, Orys cemented his rule, adopting the sigil and words of the fallen House Durrandon.

Rise to Royal Status

House Baratheon’s ascent reached its pinnacle when Robert Baratheon led a rebellion against the Targaryen dynasty, culminating in his coronation as Robert I, ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. His marriage to Cersei Lannister and subsequent reign from King’s Landing marked an era that reshaped Westeros.

Tumultuous Times and Extinction

The house faced trials, with the extinction looming after the demise of Stannis Baratheon. However, hope glimmered as Queen Daenerys Targaryen legitimized Robert’s last known heir, Gendry Baratheon, reviving the ancient house from the brink of oblivion.

The Game of Thrones Unfolds

The Baratheon legacy intertwined with pivotal moments in Westerosi history. Robert Baratheon’s call to Eddard Stark set the stage for a web of alliances and betrayals. Ned’s revelation of the Lannister children’s true lineage sparked a conflict that tore the realm apart.

The Baratheon Brothers

The rivalry between Stannis and Renly, each claiming the throne, led to clashes and alliances that reshaped allegiances in the Stormlands and beyond. Tragedy struck as both faced their fates in the struggle for power.

The Revival and Beyond

Gendry’s emergence as the last hope for the house marked a new chapter. From his pivotal role in the battle against the White Walkers to his legitimization by Queen Daenerys, Gendry breathed new life into House Baratheon.

Though the house faced extinction, Gendry’s legitimization revived the legacy. With Storm’s End reclaimed and a seat at the Great Council, the house once again held sway over the Stormlands, securing its place in the annals of Westerosi history.

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