- For the god, see Merling King (god).
A Storm of Swords
The Merling King comes to King's Landing after the Battle of the Blackwater. There it is hired by Lord Petyr Baelish to take him to the Eyrie to wed the widowed Lady Lysa Arryn. Petyr and Sansa Stark flee on the galley after the death of King Joffrey I Baratheon at his royal wedding. Their voyage north is dangerous, as two men are swept overboard and a third breaks his neck. After putting Petyr and Sansa Stark ashore at the Fingers, the Merling King sets sail for Braavos.