Mervyn Flowers

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Mervyn Flowers
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Title Ser
Allegiance House Peake
Kingsguard
Culture Reach
Born At the Reach
Died In 135 AC[1], at King's Landing[1]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire and Blood (mentioned)

Ser Mervyn Flowers was the bastard half-brother of Lord Unwin Peake of Starpike. He became a knight of Aegon III Targaryen's Kingsguard.[2]

History

During the regency of Aegon III in 133 AC, Ser Willis Fell, the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, died of the Winter Fever alongside two of his sworn brothers. In their stead, Aegon appointed Ser Robin Massey as Lord Commander and Ser Robert Darklyn to the white cloaks. With the support of Grand Maester Munkun, Lord Unwin Peake, the Hand of the King, dismissed all the appointments and arrangements of the twelve-year-old king, who had not consulted with his regents. His Kingsguard appointments were reversed, with Ser Marston Waters being elevated to Lord Commander while Lord Peake's nephew, Ser Amaury Peake, and bastard-half brother, Ser Mervyn, were made knights of the Kingsguard.[3]

Mervyn was standing guard at the door to Queen Jaehaera Targaryen's chambers on the occurrence of her death.[3]

In 135 AC after the secret siege ended, the real conspirators were gathered up. Mervyn killed his own sworn brother and Lord Commander, Ser Marston Waters, who had tried to arrest Mervyn in the stables, by plunging his dagger into his belly. Mervyn tried to escape, but he was found saddling his horse by a drunk man-at-arms and two stableboys. Mervyn slew them, but the commotion alerted others who overwhelmed and beat him to death, still wearing the white cloak that he had dishonored.[2][1]

Behind the Scenes

Mervyn, a bastard of House Peake, is a reference by George R. R. Martin to Mervyn Peake, the author of the Gormenghast trilogy.

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daughter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
woman
 
 
 
 
 
Lord Peake
 
Unknown
wife
 
Gedmund
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mervyn
Flowers
 
Unwin
 
Unknown
3 wives
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
Bernard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Titus
 
Myrielle
 
Daughter
 
Unknown
husband
 
2 Daughters
 
2 Sons
 
Amaury
 
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.