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Who Is Boremund Baratheon From House Of The Dragon?

By Chandraboli Majumdar
September 14,2022

House of the Dragon has shown us many different Houses in Westeros. This includes House Velaryon, House Lannister, House Bracken, House Blackwood and last but not definitely not least House Baratheon. We have already seen several notable members of House Baratheon in Game of Thrones, especially Joffrey Baratheon. In the most recent episode of House of the Dragon, we see Boremund Baratheon in the first few minutes. So who is he? And how important will he and his family be in House of the Dragon?

Boremund Baratheon in House of the Dragon episode 4

Boremund Baratheon advises Princess Rhaenyra in House of the Dragon

Boremund Baratheon advises Princess Rhaenyra

The fourth episode of House of the Dragon opens with a scene from Rhaenyra’s tour. The tour around Westeros was prepared by King Viserys in order to find Rhaenyra a suitable match to marry. In the scene, we see Princess Rhaenyra accompanied by her protector and personal shield Ser Criston Cole. They are in Storm’s End and are being hosted by its lord and head of House Baratheon, Boremund Baratheon. He can be seen advising Rhaenyra regarding the various suitors in line and telling her more about each of them.

Boremund Baratheon asks for Princess Rhaenys' favor

Boremund Baratheon asks for Princess Rhaenys’ favor

When Samwell Blackwood puts forth his marriage proposal for Princess Rhaenyra, Boremund Baratheon informs her that the Blackwoods are an ancient house with a formidable army and are descendants of the First Men in Westeros. He was also seen during the first episode of House of the Dragon as he pledged his allegiance to Princess Rhaenyra who was announced as the next heir to the Iron throne by King Viserys. Boremund had taken part in the Tourney held by King Viserys to celebrate the birth of his heir in the first episode. He won his duel and then went on to ask Princess Rhaenys, The Queen Who Never Was, for her favour in the tourney. He is clearly a brave and strong warrior. In the show, he is portrayed by Julian Lewis Jones.

Who is Boremund Baratheon?

Kings Council pledges their allegiance to Princess Rhaenyra

Kings Council pledges their allegiance to Princess Rhaenyra

Boremund Baratheon is the Lord of Storm’s End and Head of House Baratheon. He is also related to House Velaryon as he is the only son of Lord Rogar Baratheon and Dowager Queen Alyssa Velaryon. In fact, he is the half-brother of King Jaehaerys I. Boremund Baratheon is a strong, formidable and powerful man. He was naturally a supporter of the claims of his niece, Princess Rhaenys when King Jaehaerys was choosing his heir. He was described by Septon Eustace to be as a stone, hard and strong and unmoving.

Boremund then goes on to have a son called Borros Baratheon who succeeded him as Lord of Storm’s End. Borros goes on to become an even stronger and more belligerent lord. Although he is expected to support Princess Rhaenyra’s claim as Boremund supported that of Rhaenys and her son Laenor Velaryon who was now the husband of Rhaenyra, he ends up aiding Aegon II in his battle for the throne.

House Baratheon and its might

House Baratheon in House of the Dragon

House Baratheon in House of the Dragon

“Ours Is The Fury. These are the words of the black stag of Baratheon; a battle cry echoed throughout the land in rebellion when I, Robert Baratheon, the First of His Name seized the Iron Throne from the Mad King, Aerys Targaryen, ending a dynasty nearly three-hundred years old.”

House Baratheon is a formidable and powerful royal house in Westeros. Their sigil is that of a crowned black stag on a gold field. House Baratheon has been connected to House Targaryen right from the beginning. Orys Baratheon was the founder of this house. He was also a general in King Aegon I Targaryen’s army. He even helped Aegon Targaryen in his conquest of the seven kingdoms. There were also rumors claiming that Orys was Aegon’s bastard half brother. This makes the Baratheons even closer to the Targaryens. He displayed his strength and might as he took over the castle of Storm’s End by defeating  Argilac the Arrogant, the last of the Storm Kings. House Baratheon is an immensely powerful House and will go on to play an important role during the Dance of the Dragons and that too against Princess Rhaenyra and the blacks.