|House Mertyns of Mistwood|
|Coat of arms||
A white great horned owl on a grey field|
(Cendrée, a great-horned owl close affronté argent)
|Head||Lady Mary Mertyns|
|Title||Lord of Mistwood|
House Mertyns of Mistwood is a noble house from Mistwood in the stormlands, sworn to House Baratheon. They blazon their arms with a white great horned owl on grey. Their words are not known.
During the First Dornish War, Lord Mertyns and his entire household were poisoned by means of a cask of Dornish wine by Dornish assassins.
Lord Jon Mertyns traveled to King's Landing for the wedding of Queen Alyssa Velaryon to Lord Rogar Baratheon, where he spoke to the young King Jaehaerys I Targaryen and approved of his good-humored nature.
Ser Michael Mertyns, better known as the White Owl, was a member of the Kingsguard.
A Game of Thrones
Among the gathered knights at the Hand's tourney is one with the horned owl of House Mertyns.
The Winds of Winter
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The sons and grandsons of Lady Mary Mertyns initially support Renly Baratheon during the War of the Five Kings, with a grandson wounded in the Battle of the Blackwater. Since the Mertyns men are away, Mistwood falls to the Golden Company during their invasion of the stormlands. Young John Mudd and Chain keep Mary under house arrest and host Arianne Martell for a night.
House Mertyns at the end of the third century
The known Mertyns during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- Lady Mary Mertyns, Lady of Mistwood.
- Lord Mertyns, who was poisoned with his entire household by a cask of Dornish wine at the hands of Dornish assassins during the First Dornish War.
- Lord Jon Mertyns, Lord of Mistwood, a guest at the Golden Wedding.
- Ser Michael Mertyns, called "the White Owl", a renowned knight of the Kingsguard.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 30, Eddard VII.
- ↑ The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses from the Stormlands
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Fire & Blood, The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime II.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Arianne II (The Winds of Winter)