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Merior, also called Merior by the Sea, is a small fishing settlement on the Scimlade peninsula between Sickle Bay and the Cildein Ocean in Alland, Shand. A road connects to Shaddorn in the south. Garth's Pond can also be found here.

The eastern anchorage at Merior (on the sea side) has no breakwater or dock, and is too cramped for trader ships. The town is described as stagnant, rows of shuttered cottages and a near-deserted fish market, and clay charms protect the fishnets from the mischief of iyats.

Role in the Story

Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from multiple books in the series.

Ships of Merior

Third Age 5645: Arithon founds a temporary shipyard in Merior, his intent to build ten brigantines.

Warhost of Vastmark

Third Age 5647: When Lysaer arrives in pursuit of Arithon, he seeds doubt in the townsfolk, who become distrustful of Arithon's connections to the Black Drake and the fact that he has no confidante.


  • Merior does not have an apothecary. Townsfolk must travel south to Shaddorn.
  • By local custom, a bride's father may nullify a wedding contract at any time before her first childbirth if the match is ruled unfavorable. The law was originally written to curb wife beating, but has extended to cases where a husband loses his livelihood.