Merling Queen

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Merling Queen
Culture(s) Braavosi
Book(s) A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

The Merling Queen is a courtesan in Braavos. Her given name is unknown.

Appearance and Character

The beautiful Merling Queen is never seen without her Mermaids, young maidens in the blush of their first flowering, to hold her hair and veil.[1] Like every Braavosi courtesan, the Merling Queen has her own barge, and servants to pole her to trysts.[1]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Arya Stark informs the kindly man that the Merling Queen has chosen a new Mermaid to take the place of the one that drowned. She is the daughter of a Prestayn serving maid, thirteen and penniless, but lovely.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 34, Cat Of The Canals.
  2. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 45, The Blind Girl.