An old and proud house of Valyrian decent, House Velaryon was amongst the most powerful of houses during the early parts of the Targaryen Reign. They rose so high that they even intermarried with the Royal family. The house fell from power over the centuries that followed the Dance of Dragons. Eventually, they lost all influence on the Crown at the end of Robert's Rebellion. The current Lord of the Driftmark, Lord Monford Velaryon, desires to reclaim his house's past prominence. He sees the clearest path to this goal to be the unquestioned support of his new overlord, Stannis Baratheon. He will not be swayed from this false claimant's grasp.