King of Meereen

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Ruby crown of Meereen, by John Goodenough © Fantasy Flight Games

King of Meereen is a title used by Meereenese monarchs of old.[1] The city is now ruled by slavers called the Great Masters.[2]


According to Ser Barristan Selmy, it has been "a thousand years" since Meereen last had a king.[1][N 1]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Queen Daenerys Targaryen in the audience chamber of the Great Pyramid © Marc Simonetti.

In 300 AC, Daenerys Targaryen takes Meereen from the Great Masters, becoming the city's new ruler.[3]

A Dance with Dragons

Daenerys is introduced as "Queen of Meereen" as she holds court in the Great Pyramid.[4]

Daenerys weds Hizdahr zo Loraq, through which he becomes Meereen's king.[5] After Daenerys disappears from Daznak's Pit on Drogon, Hizdahr rules over the city as King of Meereen.[1]

Skahaz mo Kandaq convinces Ser Barristan Selmy that Hizdahr played a part in the attempt on Daenerys's life.[1] Together with Grey Worm, Barristan and Skahaz arrest Hizdahr and install a council to rule the city in Daenerys's absence.[6]

Known monarchs of Meereen


  1. It is unknown if this means one thousand years ago (seven hundred years before Aegon's Conquest) or if George R. R. Martin is being figurative.