Siege of Meereen
|Siege of Meereen|
|Result||Daenerys occupies Meereen|
The Meereenese, Warned by the fate of Astapor and Yunkai, did not allow for contacts being made with Daenerys, retreating behind the formidable defense of Meereen, they striped their land, leaving Daenerys with scorched fields and poisoned wells; and nailed disemboweled slave child up on every milepost along the coast road from Yunkai, with an outstretched arm point toward Meereen as message to Daenerys.
A champion, Oznak zo Pahl, emerged to challenge the Daenerys champion in single battle, and was slain by Daenerys's eunuch bodyguard Strong Belwas, a former gladiator in Meereen.
Daenerys commanded her fleet to be dismantled, to construct battering rams, mantlets, turtles, catapults, and ladders.
The fighting had raged bitter and bloody for most of a day and well into the night, Daenerys sent rams, protected by great wooden turtle covered with horsehides, to batter the city gates, while her archers were firing flights of flaming arrows over the walls and her forces stormed the walls.
At night fall she sent a diversion force, to fire up the hulks in the harbor, allowing Ser Jorah, Barristan Selmy, Strong Belwas and small force infiltrate the city sewers, undercover of darkness. once they found their way into the city, they went for the nearest fighting pit, releasing the slaves, within an hour, half the fighting slaves in Meereen had risen, soon after a ram broke through eastern gate and the defenders broke.
In contrast to her previous Ghiscari occupations, Daenerys lingered at Meereen and ruled it as queen. This was because at this time, she received word that her ruling council in Astapor had been overthrown by a dictatorial butcher resulting in much suffering. Not wanting to let this happen to Meereen, she decided to stay.