Mern IX Gardener

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Mern IX Gardener
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Biographical Information
Full Name Mern of House Gardener, the Ninth of His Name
Other Titles King of the Reach
Lord of Highgarden
Died in 2 BC, at the Field of Fire
Family
Royal House House Gardener
Heir Prince Edmund Gardener
Successor None
Issue Prince Edmund Gardener
Prince Gawen Gardener
2 unnamed sons
References
Books The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
A Game of Thrones (mentioned)

Mern IX Gardener was the last King of the Reach and Lord of Highgarden from House Gardener.[1]

History

After Aegon the Conqueror landed in Westeros, set on conquering the Seven Kingdoms. King Mern IX of the Reach and King Loren I Lannister of the Rock agreed to join forces and throw the invaders back into the sea. The two armies gathered near Goldengrove in the Reach. Since he had brought half as many more men, Mern had the honor of commanding the center of the combined army from the Reach and the westerlands. Edmund, Mern's son and heir, was to lead the vanguard, while another son, Gawen, accompanied the king with the banner.[2]

Mern led the charge against Aegon's army alongside his kin. The combined might of the Reach and the Rock began to break the Targaryen host, but Aegon and his sisters, Visenya and Rhaenys, took to the sky with their dragons. The beasts killed 4,000 men of the combined army at the Field of Fire, among them Mern and his sons, grandsons, brothers, cousins, and other kin.[3] Another thousand men perished from sword and spears and arrows. One nephew of King Mern survived, but he died of his burns three days later, ending House Gardener.[2]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Garse VII
 
Unknown
Gardener
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
Sibling(s)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mern IX
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
Brothers
 
Cousins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edmund
 
Gawen
 
 
2 Sons
 
Son(s)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Grandsons
 
 
 
 


References

  1. A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
  3. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 13, Tyrion II.