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Area.png Meluinen
Region: The North Downs
Landmark(s): Dol Nendír
Settlement(s): Lin Giliath
Nan Wathren
Taur Gonwaith
Nen Harn - Bree-land
Levels: Mainly 27 - 28
Resource tier: Expert

Meluinen is an area within The North Downs in the southern region.

This area was once a lush land south of Kingsfell where elves had settled in the refuge named Lin Giliath and the Arthedain town of Ost Ardúlin (now Merenost) sat by the shore of lake Nen Harn. Now it is more of a marshland found between a rock and a hard place with the orcs of Nan Wathren to the west and the stone-trolls of Taur Gonwaith to the east.

Meluinen is the base for many quests on pressing back the increasing threat of the orcs, trolls, and the disrupted wildlife. Some basic services are found in Lin Giliath which has a grocer, Lore-master Trainer, and stable with local routes. There is also the library named Tham Giliath that is often visited by one of the oldest elves of the Middle-earth, lord Gildor Inglorion.


Lin Giliath

The following settlements are found within this area:


These landmarks are located within Meluinen:


See list of NPCs within Meluinen.
Boglurker.png Bog Guardian


See "starting quests" and the landmarks for more quests



Dol Nendír


The exact meaning of the name Meluinen is unknown but in Sindarin "Mel-" means "love", "uin" means "blue", and "nen" means "water". Also, "Uinen" is a Maia, the Lady of the Seas, the spouse of Ossë. Possibly the name means "Lovely blue water" denoting the adjacent lake Nen Harn.


Map of The North Downs Topographic map of The North Downs


The Bog Guardians of Meluinen Eastern Meluinen on the border of Taur Gonwaith Passage into the orc occupied Nan Wathren View of the Nen Harn from the southern tip of Meluinen Waterfall in northwestern Meluinen

Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The North Downs
Settlements: Amon RaithEsteldínTreasure Hunters' CampLin GiliathOthrikarTrestlebridge
Areas: AnnúndirDol DínenFields of FornostFornostGreenwayKingsfellMeluinenNan Amlug EastNan Amlug WestNan WathrenRhunenladTaur Gonwaith
Landmarks: Amlaith's ScarAmon AmrûnBarad EithelBarad HarnBarad NarthanDol NendírEtten CavesThe Evendim GateFalconer's TowerFashat LaugGatson's FarmGatson's South FieldsGlírostGurzlumHaudh EglanHîgroporHîsukHrizgurKamskutKar LakMerenostMinas VrûnMincham's CampNan Wathren Eastern PassNan Wathren Western PassNathan Hodge's FarmNorbury GatesOst CrithlancOst GalumarOst LagorosOst NuaranRusfoldSkirmish CampThe SnaresStoneheightTarkrîp Assault CampTham LornThurûmTrestlebridge GateThe TrestlespanTûmatWilliam Peake's Farm