The Kingdom of the Stormlands was one of the independent kingdoms of Westeros until the War of Conquest. It was founded during the time of the First Men by Durran Godsgrief, the first Storm King, who was said to have taken Elenei, daughter of the god of the sea and the goddess of the wind, as wife and to have built the formidable castle of Storm's End.
Following the Andal Invasion, the Kingdom of the Stormlands came to be dominated by Andal culture, though the Durrandon dynasty remained in power. The Kingdom of the Stormlands fell when Orys Baratheon, a commander in the army of Aegon the Conqueror, defeated the last Storm King, Argilac the Arrogant, in the Last Storm. Orys Baratheon took Argilac's daughter, Argalia, as his wife and was made Lord Paramount of the Stormlands, while the vast territory held by the Durrandons was brought into the authority of the Iron Throne.