|Allegiance||Kingdom of Arthedain|
|Province,district||Dor Erain, Fornost Erain District|
|Name meaning||Northern fortress (of the kings)|
Fornost was founded by Elendil, but only as a small unimportant castle. It was rebuilt by Arantar, 5th king of Arnor, when it became the summer capital of Arnor.However, Tarondor, the seventh king moved back to Annúminás, and from then on, Fornost was the seat of the King´s Heir. During the rule of Eärendur, the last king of a united Arnor,it was the seat of Amlaith of Fornost. It became his major stronghold during the Arnorian civil war, but his heirs moved the capital back to Annúminás.
Fornost lies on the southernmost hilltop of the Tyrn Fyrn.Lying to the east of Annúminás, and north of Bree, Fornost is strategically placed in the heart of Arthedain.
Arantar´sfort lies directly in the middle of the complex. It is a squared castle with thick walls. Lying directly on the hilltop,it is home to many Dúnedain lords
Minas Amlaith was built under the Ost Arantar and is the core of the city.