Lord Stannis Baratheon is the lord of Dragonstone and is advised by Ser Davos Seaworth and Lady Melisandre. He fought for his brother, Robert, during his rebellion against King Aerys II Targaryen. He was besieged at Storm's End for much of the conflict. He was rescued from starvation by the smuggler Davos, who brought a ship full of onions into the castle. Stannis knighted Davos as a reward but also punished him for his smuggling by cutting four finger tips from his right hand. Davos is fiercely loyal to Stannis and saw his punishment as just. Stannis went on to conquer Dragonstone, the seat of House Targaryen.
Despite Stannis' service during the war, Robert made Renly the Lord of Storm's End following his victory. Renly was only a child. Stannis was made Lord of Dragonstone and served on his brother's small council as Master of Ships. Whispers say that he feels slighted that his younger brother, Renly, rules Storm's End.