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The Merling King is a Braavosi trading galley. Its figurehead is a golden-crowned merman blowing on a seashell horn.
A Storm of Swords
The Merling King comes to King's Landing after the Battle of the Blackwater. There it is hired by Lord Petyr Baelish to take him to the Eyrie to wed the widowed Lady Lysa Arryn. Petyr and Sansa Stark flee on the galley after the death of King Joffrey I Baratheon at his royal wedding. Their voyage north is dangerous, as two men are swept overboard and a third breaks his neck. After putting Petyr and Sansa Stark ashore at the Fingers, the Merling King sets sail for Braavos.
A Feast for Crows
The Merling King returns to Gulltown, where Oswell Kettleblack learns some interesting news.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 61, Sansa V.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion III.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 68, Sansa VI.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 41, Alayne II.