Lord Connor Baratheon House:
Baratheon of DragonstoneAge:
Lord of Dragonstone (Official)
The Lucky Lord Appearance:
-A short-sword called "Stag March".
-Stiletto which he keeps concealed on him at all times.Strengths & Skills:
Born-leader, persuasive, wiling to do anything for the good of his people, considered lucky by others.
Connor is a "Lord of the people", he has been seen helping farmhands bring in the harvest, mending sails of his fisherman's boats and inviting lower people to his castle banquets. Nothing is more important than the support of the people, and he is loved across the island, its people filled with vigour and enthusiasm for their Lord making the land great once more, this makes them work harder and longer and his troops are more than willing to give their lives for his.
Connor has displayed many moments of luck to his Bannermen at their meetings, taking risks on major political decisions and favouring one lower house over another. As such he has earned the pseudonym the "Lucky Lord". Weaknesses:
Alcohol, takes one too many risks, quick to anger, trusts too easily, more than meets the eye, his own sexual desires.
Behind his "Lord of the people" façade lies one of rape and violence, his bodyguards trade stories of how whores and maids enter his chambers and leave crying and covered in bruises or worse. Tales also tell of him murdering his lover, from a petty dispute over lighting the fireplace at night.Backstory:
Connor was born the second son of Lord Steffon and Lady Cassana, of House Baratheon. He was raised in the shadow of his older brother, who was heir to the Lord of the Stormlands, as a result Connor's mother and father spent more time grooming and loving him, while Connor was raised by Maester Brynn an old hermit who was more of a father to the young Lord than Steffon ever could. Connor would take all of Maester Brynn's teachings to heart, Brynn told him that a Lord's most valuable resource is his people, and if he ever came to rule his own lands he would need the people eating out of his hands.
When Robert and Connor were still young, they witnessed the death of their parents, Robert was sent to foster with House Arryn while Connor remained within Storm's End, under Maester Brynn's teachings. As he grew the wall between the ruling class and the common people started to disappear, Connor became popular with both rich and poor holding banquets once a month to celebrate the efforts of the people, he would sit in taverns as a teenager and buy every patron within drinks until his purse was empty. He even accompanied his soldiers on patrol's, defending the people of the Stormlands from the age of 16. His teenage life also brought love in the eyes of Juno Swann of House Swann, Bannermen of House Baratheon, the two were inseparable and Connor was rarely seen without her. The two spoke of marriage from a young age, but both were afraid to commit.
When Robert rebelled against the Targaryen's, Connor was first tasked by Robert with defending Storm's Landing, initially the Tyrell attackers counted only 400 men on the walls, but after Connor rallied the hearts of the people the number almost doubled and he held the castle until relief arrived. As the war started to turn, Connor took it upon himself to seize Dragonstone from the Targaryen loyalist's, which he accomplished after a week of siege warfare. Connor spoke personally to the inhabitants of Dragonstone, after Baratheon forces took over the island, he swore to them a better life under the banner of the Stag and told them the age of the Dragon was over. It was slow at first but the people slowly yielded to his rule, bards even wrote a song about his famous speech named, "The age of the Stag". After Robert took the Iron Throne, Connor was given Dragonstone as his seat of authority and founded the cadet House of Baratheon. He continued to hate and serve his brother, helping crush House Greyjoy in their own petty rebellion, no matter how much his people loved him, he was still a figure in the shadow of King Robert.
News of Robert's untimely death did not move Connor, but instead filled him with a new sense of power and opportunity, he knew that his nephew could never rule an entire kingdom and even went so far as to denounce the new king. Though he eventually apologised and swore his loyalty, Connor has already plunged himself into the fires of conflict, his verbal attack on the new king has earned him many enemies already and news of his outburst has sparked a fuse of rebellion back in Dragonstone. His people want him to take his rightful place as King, it is only a matter of time for Connor Baratheon.