Owen Merryweather

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Owen Merryweather
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Alias The Chuckler
The Horn-of-Plenty Hand
Title Hand of the King
Lord of Longtable
Allegiance House Merryweather
Book(s) A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons

Lord Owen Merryweather was Hand of the King to Aerys II.

History

He replaced Lord Tywin Lannister as Hand of the King. He was an old man at the time, considered amiable but not capable.[1] He proved ineffectual in preventing the uprising that came to be known as Robert's Rebellion. He was stripped of lands and titles and exiled for his failure. He was replaced as Hand of the King by Lord Jon Connington.[2]

According to semi-canon sources, Lord Owen was famous for throwing feasts and lavishing praise upon King Aerys. When the three lords began their rebellion, he sent missives to the lords of the Seven Kingdoms declaring them outlaws and demanding their heads. He never stirred from King's Landing, and this coupled with the ability of Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon to return to their seats of power made Aerys believe that Lord Owen was conspiring with them. He was then stripped of lands and titles and exiled.[3]

Family

Owen
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orton
 
Taena of Myr
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Russell
 


References and Notes

  1. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 39, Cersei
  2. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 11, Jaime
  3. Young Lord Connington, (August 25, 2000) So Spake Martin