House Durrandon of Storm's End is a former Great House of Westeros. It ruled over the Stormlands until the War of Conquest. It also held much of the Riverlands until they lost them to House Hoare.
The head of House Durrandon held the titles of Lord of Storm's End and Storm King. Their house words were "Ours Is the Fury."
The House was founded by Durran Godsgrief, a legendary figure from the Age of Heroes. The last King of the Durrandon dynasty was Argilac the Arrogant.
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.
During Aegon's , Orys Baratheon, one of Aegon I 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. 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.
The shared heraldry with House Baratheon is explained in the books.
During the War of Conquest, Orys Baratheon, one of Aegon I Targaryen's fiercest generals and rumored to be his bastard brother, slew Argilac the Arrogant, the last of the Storm Kings, during the battle "Last Storm". For this accomplishment, Orys was made Lord of Storm's End and was permitted by Aegon to found House Baratheon. Orys took the sigil and words of the defeated House Durrandon as his own and cemented his rule over the Stormlands by marrying Argella Durrandon, the daughter of the fallen Argilac. Argella was the last survivor of House Durrandon, and is officially extinct, but its female bloodline lived on in the Baratheon dynasty.
In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, House Durrandon was the dynasty that claimed descent from Durran Godsgrief, the first Storm King and founder of Storm's End. King Arrec of House Durrandon was the last Storm King who ruled the Riverlands, conquered by his ancestors three hundred years before, losing it to the ironborn led by King Harwyn Hardhand of House Hoare.
House Durrandon seemingly left no other known surviving branches, and is officially extinct, but its female bloodline lived on in the Baratheon dynasty.
House Wensington from the stormlands includes three black stags in their sigil, suggesting that they may have some relation to the Durrandons or the Baratheons.
Sigil: A crowned black stag rampant on a gold field
Words: "Ours Is the Fury"
Titles: Storm Kings, Lords of Storm's End
Seat: Storm's End
Region: The Stormlands
Lord: None, extinct
Heir: None, extinct
Religion: Old Gods of the Forest (before the Andal Invasion), Faith of the Seven (after the Andal Invasion)
Date of founding: 8000 years ago (according to myth)
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