House Durrandon

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House Durrandon of Storm's End
House Baratheon.svg
Ours is the Fury
Coat of arms A crowned stag black on a golden field
(Or, a stag crowned sable)
Seat Storm's End
Title Storm King
Heir Extinct
Cadet branches
Founder Durran Godsgrief
Founded Age of Heroes
Died out ~2 BC/1 BC

House Durrandon of Storm's End was the house of the Storm Kings from the stormlands.[1] Their seat was Storm's End; an ancient castle raised by Durran Godsgrief, the founder of their line. The Durrandon sigil was a crowned black stag on a field of gold.[2] Their words were Ours is the Fury. Both sigil and words were adopted by House Baratheon, who descend from House Durrandon through the female line, in Aegon's Conquest.


Traditionally, the Storm Kings named their firstborn son and heir after the founder of their House, Durran Godsgrief.[3]


The line of the Storm Kings dates back to the Age of Heroes when their kingdom was founded by King Durran Godsgrief, a legendary hero. The Storm Kings once ruled much of the eastern half of Westeros, an area reaching from Cape Wrath to the Bay of Crabs. Their dominion was protected from Dorne and the Kingdom of the Reach by the Dornish Marches, and they conquered the riverlands from House Teague.

For several centuries before Aegon's Conquest, however, their power had dwindled. They had the Kings of the Reach at their west, who nibbled at their domains, and Dornishmen at their south. Harren the Black had taken over the Trident, and those lands above the Blackwater Rush. King Argilac Durrandon had managed to stop this decline of land for a while. By the time of the Conquest, however, Argilac had grown old and his prowess at arms had faded.[1]

During the Conquest, Orys Baratheon, one of Aegon Targaryen's fiercest generals, and rumored to be his bastard brother, slew Argilac the Arrogant, last of the Storm Kings, and married his daughter, Argella.[1] Orys adopted the sigil and words of his wife's ancestral line, so creating House Baratheon of Storm's End, with his descendants having the blood of the Durrandons flowing in their veins.[4]

Historical Members


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
  2. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 4, Eddard I.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands: House Durrandon.
  4. A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: Ten Thousand Ships.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands: Andals in the Stormlands.
  7. The World of Ice & Fire, The Riverlands.