- "Steffon" redirects here. For the cart-driver of the same name, see "Steffon (turnip cart driver)".
- "My father used to tell me that boredom indicates a lack of inner resources."
- ―Stannis Baratheon
Steffon Baratheon was the Lord of Storm's End and head of House Baratheon, one of the Great Houses of Westeros. He is the father of Robert, Stannis and Renly Baratheon. He lived with his family at Storm's End.
He has an entry in the The Lineages and Histories of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms, as read by Eddard Stark.
In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Steffon Baratheon is the son of the former Lord Baratheon and Rhaelle Targaryen, the sister of King Jaehaerys II and aunt of the Mad King. This relationship is what allowed Robert to claim the Iron Throne during Robert's Rebellion.
Steffon Baratheon appears to have been an effective lord. He was once defeated by Prince Rhaegar Targaryen during a tournament. He was sent by King Aerys II to the Free Cities to find a bride for Prince Rhaegar, but he found no suitable matches. He did find a talented fool, however, one whom he believed would teach even Stannis to laugh. However, Lord Steffon's ship, the Windproud, sank in Shipbreaker Bay within sight of Storm's End. His body and that of his wife, Lady Cassana of House Estermont, was never found. The fool, Patchface, did wash ashore, but the trauma of the event robbed him of his wits.
In his youth, Steffon served as a page at King's Landing, and became close friends with Aerys and Tywin Lannister. As Aerys's relationship with Tywin deteriorated, many believed that the king would name Steffon as Hand of the King upon his return from the Free Cities; instead, matters only grew worse after Steffon's death, as Aerys became convinced that Tywin had arranged the sinking of the Windproud to prevent Steffon from taking his place.
|Lord:||None, extinct||Heir:||None, extinct|
|Seat:||Storm's End||Lands:||The Stormlands|
|Title(s):||Lords Paramount of the Stormlands · Lord of Storm's End|
|Ancestors:||Durran Godsgrief · Argilac the Arrogant · Orys Baratheon · Argalia Baratheon · Monica Baratheon · Mychal Baratheon · Axel Baratheon · Lyonel Baratheon · Borros Baratheon · Ormund Baratheon|
|Current members:||None, extinct|
|Deceased members:||Robert Baratheon · Stannis Baratheon · Renly Baratheon · Steffon Baratheon · Cassana Baratheon|