Orton Merryweather

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Orton Merryweather
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Title Lord of Longtable
Justiciar
Master of laws
Hand of the King
Allegiance House Merryweather
Culture Reachmen
Spouse Taena of Myr
Book(s) A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Orton Merryweather is Lord of Longtable and head of House Merryweather.

Appearance and Character

Orton has a large, lumpy nose with messy orange-red hair. He is always courteous.[1]

History

Orton is the grandson[2] of Owen Merryweather, a Hand of the King to Aerys II Targaryen who was exiled from Westeros for failing to contain Robert's Rebellion.[3]

Orton presumably lived in Essos before King Robert I Baratheon restored House Merryweather's titles and some of their lands when he took the Iron Throne.[4][5]

Orton married his wife, Taena of Myr, during his exile in the east.[6]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Lord Orton is among the lords who travel to King's Landing when Margaery Tyrell is promised to King Joffrey I Baratheon. He brings his wife, Taena of Myr.[7] Lord Merryweahter dances with Sansa Stark at her wedding feast.[8]

A Feast for Crows

Queen Regent Cersei Lannister names Lord Orton to her small council as her justiciar. In their first session, he counsels making cause with the ironmen to make up for the Iron Throne's lack of sea power after the Blackwater, and granting them part of the north despite House Bolton's dominion there. He further suggests turning on the ironmen if the Boltons defeat Stannis Baratheon, though ultimately Cersei elects to build her own fleet. [1]

Cersei raises Orton to be the new Hand of the King after she demotes Harys Swyft to lord treasurer.[2]

After Cersei's imprisonment by the Faith of the Seven, Lord Orton resigns his position and he and his wife flee back to Longtable.[9]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Owen
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
Unknown
Merryweather
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orton
 
Taena of Myr
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Russell
 
 


Quotes

Petyr had once remarked that the horn of plenty that adorned House Merryweather's arms suited Lord Orton admirably, since he had carrot-colored hair, a nose as bulbous as a beetroot, and pease porridge for wits.[1]
- thoughts of Cersei Lannister

References and Notes

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