In the southern reaches of Meluinen, at the shore of lake Nen Harn, this once was a thriving town known as Ost Ardúlin. Possibly commerce with Bree-folk and even the Lone-lands took place here using boats; and yet today it is possible to travel by the eastern shore of Nen Harn to reach Far Chetwood and the Weather Hills beyond. Here is one of the Founding Stones of Arthedain's Five Towns located. Currently, it is occupied by a group of Ongbúrz who are corrupting and twisting the glade of Meluinen.
The following deeds can be obtained by visiting this location:
The following creatures are found within this area:
- Binding Marsh-strider
- Fearsome Marsh-strider
- Hateful Ongbúrz
- Ongbúrz Defiler
- Ongbúrz Tracker
- Revolting Silt-toad
- Stinging Sickle-fly
- Merenost was once a small, walled town of the North-realm of Arnor long before the marshes of Meluinen swallowed the land. — Deed text
- that we might retreat from our cares, and take solace in such beauty — Quest text
- Following the fall of Dol Nendir, the town of Merenost was defenceless against the Witch King. The town was sacked fairly quickly before reinforcements from Nan Wethren could arrive.