A band of pirates came to Where Waters Meet and demanded the people pay them tribute. When they refused, the pirates attacked the town. Some of them carved their names into the ruined buildings.
Lief, Barda, Jasmine, and Dain all came to the ruins after they had split up. Jasmine came first and left a coded message for the others to tell them how far ahead she was.
Isle of the Dead
After the Shadow Lord's defeat and the rescue of the slaves from the Shadowlands, the people of Where Waters Meet had begun to rebuild their town, with Ranesh's help. By the time the Sister of the East and of the North was destroyed by Lief, Barda and Jasmine with help from Deltora's dragons, the work had been completed. Ranesh mentioned this when he met the king and his companions in the Dreaming Dunes, a good way into their journey towards the Sister of the West.
The town is built on the delta where the River Tor joins the Broad River.