Pretty Meris - by Pojypojy ©
|Book(s)||A Dance with Dragons (appears)|
Meris, nicknamed Pretty Meris, is a member of the Windblown.
- See also: Images of Pretty Meris
Despite being known as Pretty Meris, there is nothing pretty about her inside or out. She is near six feet tall and has blond hair. She is earless, with a slit nose and scars crossing both her cheeks. She is said to have cold dead eyes, like two grey stones. Meris dresses all in mail. There is talk that underneath her shirt only scars are left by the men who cut off her breasts.
Originally from Westeros, Meris has been with the free companies for twenty years. She was reportedly raped by half the members of her sellsword company. Meris eventually joined the Windblown, and serves as the company's torturer. Old Bill Bone says that Meris can stretch out a man's dying for a moon's turn.
A Dance with Dragons
Meris is part of the Siege of Astapor. The Tattered Prince sends her along with several dozen Westerosi members of the company to secretly go over to Daenerys Targaryen as the Tattered Prince did not have much faith in the Yunkai commanders and wanted to ensure the Windblown would be on the winning side. However, Meris is arrested with the other Windblown when Quentyn Martell reveals to Daenerys the intentions of the Tattered Prince.
Daenerys eventually orders that Meris be released as a gesture of her regard and brought back to the Tattered Prince, stating to Ser Barristan Selmy that if the Tattered Prince is a clever man he will understand her gesture.
The Tattered Prince apparently confided in Meris that he wanted to betray Yunkai from the beginning, and decides to join Daenerys in the hopes she would grant him Pentos. Meris is present when the Tattered Prince later meets with Quentyn Martell and his two companions, Gerris Drinkwater and Archibald Yronwood, at the Purple Lotus.
Quentyn hires the Windblown to try and capture one of Daenerys's dragons, but Meris and the rest of the men flee when they see how dangerous Viserion and Rhaegal are and that they cannot be reliably controlled.