Lord of Storm's End|
Lord Paramount of the Stormlands
|Born||In or between 64 AC and 103 AC|
|Died||In 131 AC, at the kingsroad|
|Spouse||Lady Elenda Caron|
The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)|
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)
Borros Baratheon was Lord of Storm's End and head of House Baratheon during the Dance of the Dragons. He had four daughters—Cassandra, Maris, Ellyn, and Floris—and a son, Olyver, with his wife, Lady Elenda Baratheon.
Appearance and Character
At the start of the Dance of the Dragons, Prince Aemond Targaryen flew on Vhagar to Storm's End, hoping to wed one of Borros's four eligible daughters to win House Baratheon over to the greens. It is unknown which maiden was agreed upon, for Prince Lucerys Velaryon arrived soon after on Arrax to win Borros to the blacks cause. Eyewitness accounts varied, with some saying Lord Baratheon was embarrassed for Lucerys to find him treating with Aemond (as Borros's father Boremund had been a supporter of Princess Rhaenys Targaryen), while others say he relished the prospect of both factions competing for his aid. Mushroom and Eustace respectively wrote that Borros was drunk or fearful.
Borros refused Lucerys, since unlike Aemond he could wed none of Borros's daughters as he was betrothed to his cousin, Rhaena. Although Borros forbade the kinsmen to fight beneath his roof at Storm's End, he tacitly allowed Aemond to seek combat, knowing the older Vhagar would be able to overcome Arrax, which would lead to the death of Lucerys.
As the war began in earnest, Storm's End officially declared for the greens. Borros gathered an army of six thousand men to Storm's End, but he marched into the Red Mountains to confront a Vulture King instead of fighting Rhaenyra Targaryen and her blacks.
After Rhaenyra's death at Dragonstone, Lord Baratheon left his pregnant wife, Elenda Baratheon, at Storm's End and marched with six hundred knights and four hundred foot to King's Landing. Borros seized the capital and ended the Moon of the Three Kings. Borros agreed that his eldest daughter, Cassandra, would wed the widowed King Aegon II, and a younger daughter, Floris, would marry Lord Larys Strong. The Shepherd is said to have cursed Borros before being captured. Aegon II sent Borros to subdue the crownlands, and the stormlanders achieved the submissions of Rosby, Stokeworth, and Duskendale. The king's demand for heavy ransoms angered the former blacks, however.
Borros marched up the kingsroad to confront the host of rivermen led by the Lads. Discounting the black host because they were led by youths and women, Borros led the charge in the Battle of the Kingsroad. Borros attempted to retreat when the battle turned against the stormlanders, but the crownlands men betrayed him turned the battle into a rout. A heavily-wounded Borros is said to have killed twelve knights, along with Lords Roland Darry and Jorah Mallister, before falling against Lord Kermit Tully. Elenda gave birth to Olyver seven days later.
Quotes by Borros
—Borros to Aemond Targaryen
—Kermit Tully and Borros
Quotes about Borros
|Boremund||Jocelyn||Aemon Targaryen||Issue||Issue||Sons||2 daughters||Daughter|
- The Princess and the Queen.
- See the Borros Baratheon calculation.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.
- Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Blacks and the Greens.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 8, Tyrion III.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands: House Baratheon.