The Baratheons have ruled over the stormlands since Orys Baratheon killed the last Storm King and took his lands, daughter, motto, and titles. While much of the rest of the Seven Kingdoms came to know a time of peace, the stormlands continued to fight against the Dornishmen, both defending their own lands and seeking to take those of Dornish nobles. Though the land has never been a greatly prosperous one, the strong military traditions and fortifications of the stormlands made it difficult for any to take what wealth it did have. As a result, the Baratheons came to be very proud of their newly forged heritage.
As with any family, the Baratheons vary in temperament, but they have a general tendency toward extremes of emotion and behavior. They are raised to proudly hold what is theirs, from lands to opinions, and defend it. Wrongs are not easily forgotten, friends are valued so long as they prove loyal, and disagreements are often taken seriously even when meant in jest. Those familiar with the family know the signs of the famous Baratheon wrath, but to others, their anger often seems capricious and unpredictable.
From “A Song of Ice and Fire Campaign Guide”, Page 202
Portraits of Lord Stannis and Lord Renly Baratheon
Lord Stannis Baratheon
Lord Renly Baratheon
The current status of House Baratheon
House Baratheon of eleven years prior to “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series is not much different than readers or watchers are used to. At this time, here are the differences: