Merling Queen

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Merling Queen
Alias The Merling Queen
Culture Braavosi
Book(s) A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

The Merling Queen is a courtesan in Braavos. She is beautiful. She is never seen without her Mermaids to hold her hair and veil. The Mermaids are young maidens in the blush of their first flowering.[1] The Merling Queen has her own barge, and servants to pole her to trysts.[1]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Arya Stark informs the Kindly Man that the Merling Queen has chosen a new Mermaid to take the place of the one that drowned. She is the daughter of a Prestayn serving maid, thirteen and penniless, but lovely.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 34, Cat Of The Canals.
  2. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 45, The Blind Girl.