Maerone is a small Cairhienin village on the east bank of the River Erinin, on the border with Andor. Maerone is Cairhien’s most important port on the river, linking it by water with the city of Tar Valon upriver and with Tear downriver. The Golden Stag is an inn of note in the village.
There is a larger Andoran port located on the opposite bank of the Erinin, called Aringill.
During the recent civil war in Cairhien, many thousands of refugees from Cairhien attempted to cross into Andor via Maerone and Aringill, leading to some difficulties for the government of Andor. Later, during preperations for the Dragon Reborn’s assault on Illian, Mat Cauthon led the Band of the Red Hand southwards from the village and hired supply ships there. It was in Maeron that Mat befriended Olver, who subsequently was ‘adopted’ by the Band.