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:''Not to be confused with the [[second siege of Meereen]], taking place in 300 AC.''
 
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| caption = Daenerys and Jorah outside of Meereen - by Amok ©
 
| battle_name = Siege of Meereen
 
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| conflict = [[Targaryen campaign in Slaver's Bay]]
 
| date = {{Date|299}}
 
| date = {{Date|299}}
 
| place = [[Meereen]]
 
| place = [[Meereen]]
 
| result = [[Daenerys Targaryen|Daenerys]] occupies Meereen
 
| result = [[Daenerys Targaryen|Daenerys]] occupies Meereen
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| combatant1 = [[File:House Targaryen.svg|30px]] '''[[House Targaryen]]''':
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| commander1 = Queen [[Daenerys Targaryen]] <br> Ser [[Jorah Mormont]] <br> [[Grey Worm]]<br>[[Daario Naharis]]<br>[[Ben Plumm]]
 
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| commander2 = [[Great Masters]]
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| strength1 = 10,600 [[Unsullied]], including 2,000 who had not earned their spiked caps <br> ~8,000 untrained [[freedmen]], divided into 4 companies<br>500 [[Stormcrows]]<br>500 [[Second Sons]]
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The '''Siege of Meereen''' occurred in 299AL when [[Daenerys Targaryen]] marched on [[Meereen]], the last and the largest of the greatest slaver cities of Slaver's Bay.
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The '''siege of Meereen''' occurs in {{Date|299}} when [[Daenerys Targaryen]] marches on [[Meereen]], the last and the largest of the greatest [[Slaver Cities]] of [[Slaver's Bay]].
  
 
==Prelude==
 
==Prelude==
The [[Meereen]]ese, warned by the fate of [[Astapor]] and [[Yunkai]], did not allow contact to be made with Daenerys, retreating behind the formidable defense of Meereen. They stripped their land, leaving Daenerys with scorched fields and poisoned wells; and nailed a disemboweled slave child up on every milepost along the coastal road from [[Yunkai]], with an outstretched arm point toward Meereen as message to Daenerys.{{Ref|aSoS|57}}
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The [[Meereen]]ese, warned by the [[fall of Astapor]] and the [[battle near Yunkai]], do not allow contact to be made with [[Daenerys Targaryen]], retreating behind the formidable defense of Meereen. They strip their land, leaving Daenerys with scorched fields and poisoned wells, and they nail a disemboweled slave child up on every milepost along the coastal road from [[Yunkai]], with an outstretched arm point toward Meereen as a message to Daenerys.{{Ref|aSoS|57}} Daenerys, followed by twenty thousand soldiers and sixty thousand refugees from [[Astapor]] and Yunkai, is starved of supplies and cannot afford a prolonged siege.{{Ref|aSoS|57}} [[Mero]], the former leader of the [[Second Sons]], is killed by [[Arstan Whitebeard]].
  
Daenerys, followed by 20,000 soldiers and 60,000 refugees from [[Astapor]] and [[Yunkai]], was starved of supplies and could not afford a prolonged siege.{{Ref|aSoS|57}}
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A Meereenese champion, [[Oznak zo Pahl]], emerges to challenge Daenerys's champion in single battle, but he is slain by Daenerys's eunuch bodyguard [[Belwas|Strong Belwas]], a former [[pit fighter]] of Meereen.{{ref|asos|57}}
  
A champion, [[Oznak zo Pahl]], emerged to challenge Daenerys' champion in single battle, and was slain by Daenerys's eunuch bodyguard [[Belwas|Strong Belwas]], a former gladiator of [[Meereen]].
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Daenerys commands her fleet to be dismantled, to construct battering rams, mantlets, turtles, catapults, and ladders.{{ref|asos|71}}
 
 
Daenerys commanded her fleet to be dismantled, to construct battering rams, mantlets, turtles, catapults, and ladders.
 
  
 
==Battle==
 
==Battle==
The fighting was bitter and bloody for most of a day and well into the night. Daenerys sent rams, protected by great wooden turtles covered with horsehides, to batter the city gates, whilst her archers fired flights of flaming arrows over the walls and her forces stormed the walls.{{Ref|aSoS|71}}
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The fighting is bitter and bloody for most of a day and well into the night. Daenerys sends rams, protected by great wooden turtles covered with horsehides, to batter the city gates, whilst her archers fire flights of flaming arrows over the walls and her forces storm the walls.{{Ref|aSoS|71}}
  
At nightfall she sent a diversion force, to set fire to the hulks in the harbor, while allowing Ser [[Jorah Mormont]], [[Barristan Selmy]], [[Strong Belwas]] and small force to infiltrate the city sewers, under the cover of darkness. Once they found their way into the city, they went to the nearest fighting pit, where they released the slaves. Within an hour, half the fighting slaves in Meereen had been released, and soon after a ram broke through the eastern gate and the defenders broke.{{Ref|aSoS|71}}
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At nightfall Daenerys sends a diversion force of two hundred men to set fire to the hulks in the harbor, while allowing Ser [[Jorah Mormont]], Ser [[Barristan Selmy]], Strong Belwas, and twenty others to infiltrate the city sewers under the cover of darkness. Once they find their way into the city, they go to the nearest fighting pit and release the slaves. Within an hour, half the fighting slaves in Meereen have been released, and soon after a ram breaks through the eastern gate and the defenders break. Daenerys wants to lead the charge through the gate herself, but her captains unanimously counsel against this. Soon the [[Unsullied]] crush the last resistance.{{Ref|aSoS|71}}
  
 
==Aftermath==
 
==Aftermath==
Meereen was sacked savagely after its fall. The stepped pyramids of the mighty were spared the worst of the ravages, but the humbler parts of the city had been given over to an orgy of looting and killing as the city’s [[slave]]s rose up and the starving hordes who had followed [[Daenerys]] from [[Yunkai]] and [[Astapor]] poured through the broken gates. {{Ref|aDwD|2}}
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[[File:SurrenderOfMeereen_by_StephenNajarian.jpg|right|thumb|The Meereenese surrender to Daenerys Targaryen]]
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Meereen is sacked savagely after its fall. The stepped pyramids of the mighty are spared the worst of the ravages, but the humbler parts of the city are given over to an orgy of looting and killing as the city's [[slave]]s rise up and the starving hordes who followed Daenerys from Yunkai and Astapor pour through the broken gates.{{Ref|aDwD|2}}
  
In contrast to her previous [[Ghis]]cari conquests, Daenerys chose to remain in [[Meereen]] and installed herself as Queen taking the [[Great Pyramid]] as her seat. This was because at this time, she received word that her ruling council in [[Astapor]] had been overthrown by a [[Cleon|tyrannical butcher]] resulting in much suffering. Not wanting to let this happen to [[Meereen]], she decided to stay.{{Ref|aSoS|71}} Her [[Unsullied]] finally restored order, but the sack left a plague of problems in its wake. {{Ref|aDwD|2}}
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In contrast to her previous [[Ghiscari]] conquests, Daenerys chooses to remain in Meereen, installing herself as queen with the [[Great Pyramid]] as her seat. This is because at this time, she receives word that her ruling council in Astapor has been overthrown by [[Cleon]], a tyrannical butcher, resulting in much suffering. Not wanting to let this happen to Meereen, she decides to stay.{{Ref|aSoS|71}} Her [[Unsullied]] finally restore order, but the sack leaves a plague of problems in its wake.{{Ref|aDwD|2}}
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==References==
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{{References}}
  
 
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==References and Notes==
 
{{References}}
 
 
[[Category:Battles|Meereen]]
 
[[Category:Battles|Meereen]]
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[[Category:House Targaryen battles|Meereen 1]]
 
[[Category:Meereen]]
 
[[Category:Meereen]]
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[[es:Asedio de Meereen]]
 
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[[fr:Prise de Meereen]]
 
[[zh:弥林之战]]
 
[[zh:弥林之战]]

Revision as of 19:23, 21 February 2020

Not to be confused with the second siege of Meereen, taking place in 300 AC.
Siege of Meereen
Daenerys Jorah Meereen.jpg
Daenerys and Jorah outside of Meereen - by Amok ©
Conflict Targaryen campaign in Slaver's Bay
Date 299 AC
Place Meereen
Result Daenerys occupies Meereen
Combatants
House Targaryen.svg House Targaryen: Meereen.png Meereen
Commanders
Queen Daenerys Targaryen
Ser Jorah Mormont
Grey Worm
Daario Naharis
Ben Plumm
Great Masters
Strength
10,600 Unsullied, including 2,000 who had not earned their spiked caps
~8,000 untrained freedmen, divided into 4 companies
500 Stormcrows
500 Second Sons
City guard
Casualties
unknown unknown
Mero

The siege of Meereen occurs in 299 AC when Daenerys Targaryen marches on Meereen, the last and the largest of the greatest Slaver Cities of Slaver's Bay.

Prelude

The Meereenese, warned by the fall of Astapor and the battle near Yunkai, do not allow contact to be made with Daenerys Targaryen, retreating behind the formidable defense of Meereen. They strip their land, leaving Daenerys with scorched fields and poisoned wells, and they nail a disemboweled slave child up on every milepost along the coastal road from Yunkai, with an outstretched arm point toward Meereen as a message to Daenerys.[1] Daenerys, followed by twenty thousand soldiers and sixty thousand refugees from Astapor and Yunkai, is starved of supplies and cannot afford a prolonged siege.[1] Mero, the former leader of the Second Sons, is killed by Arstan Whitebeard.

A Meereenese champion, Oznak zo Pahl, emerges to challenge Daenerys's champion in single battle, but he is slain by Daenerys's eunuch bodyguard Strong Belwas, a former pit fighter of Meereen.[1]

Daenerys commands her fleet to be dismantled, to construct battering rams, mantlets, turtles, catapults, and ladders.[2]

Battle

The fighting is bitter and bloody for most of a day and well into the night. Daenerys sends rams, protected by great wooden turtles covered with horsehides, to batter the city gates, whilst her archers fire flights of flaming arrows over the walls and her forces storm the walls.[2]

At nightfall Daenerys sends a diversion force of two hundred men to set fire to the hulks in the harbor, while allowing Ser Jorah Mormont, Ser Barristan Selmy, Strong Belwas, and twenty others to infiltrate the city sewers under the cover of darkness. Once they find their way into the city, they go to the nearest fighting pit and release the slaves. Within an hour, half the fighting slaves in Meereen have been released, and soon after a ram breaks through the eastern gate and the defenders break. Daenerys wants to lead the charge through the gate herself, but her captains unanimously counsel against this. Soon the Unsullied crush the last resistance.[2]

Aftermath

The Meereenese surrender to Daenerys Targaryen

Meereen is sacked savagely after its fall. The stepped pyramids of the mighty are spared the worst of the ravages, but the humbler parts of the city are given over to an orgy of looting and killing as the city's slaves rise up and the starving hordes who followed Daenerys from Yunkai and Astapor pour through the broken gates.[3]

In contrast to her previous Ghiscari conquests, Daenerys chooses to remain in Meereen, installing herself as queen with the Great Pyramid as her seat. This is because at this time, she receives word that her ruling council in Astapor has been overthrown by Cleon, a tyrannical butcher, resulting in much suffering. Not wanting to let this happen to Meereen, she decides to stay.[2] Her Unsullied finally restore order, but the sack leaves a plague of problems in its wake.[3]

References