King of the Reach

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King of the Reach was the title of the ruler of the Kingdom of the Reach from Garth the Gardener to Mern IX. The Kings of the Reach were members of House Gardener. The land of the Reach is now part of the Seven Kingdoms ruled from the Iron Throne.


The mythical Garth Greenhand is said to have been the High King who lead the First Men across the Arm of Dorne. His firstborn son was Garth the Gardener, the legendary first King of the Reach. The Gardener kings initially ruled the Reach proper, although over time they added the lands around Oldtown, the Arbor, and the western marches between Horn Hill and Nightsong.[1] The kings and at least one queen ruled from the Oakenseat in Highgarden until its destruction during the reign of Garth X.[2]

The Gardeners ruled as kings until Mern IX rode out to meet Aegon the Conqueror and his sister, Visenya and Rhaenys Targaryen, during Aegon's Conquest, and the Gardeners met their destruction upon the Field of Fire.[3] House Tyrell has since ruled from Highgarden as Lords Paramount of the Reach for the Iron Throne.[4]

Known Kings of the Reach

No precise lineage or chronology of House Gardener is known, but the individuals listed below are supposed to be in rough chronological order.

References and Notes

  1. The World of Ice & Fire, The Reach.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, The Reach: Andals in the Reach.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Reach: House Tyrell.

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