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East Lórien

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East Lórien consisted of the broad forest around the base of [[Amon Lanc]] south of the [[Narrows of the Forest|Narrows]], and on eastwards for some two hundred miles. The area to the north was populated by [[Beornings]] and [[Woodmen]].
 
East Lórien consisted of the broad forest around the base of [[Amon Lanc]] south of the [[Narrows of the Forest|Narrows]], and on eastwards for some two hundred miles. The area to the north was populated by [[Beornings]] and [[Woodmen]].
 
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==History==
During the [[Third Age]], the [[Necromancer]] built [[Dol Guldur]] on the hill of [[Amon Lanc]], and this part of the Forest was under his influence. During the [[War of the Ring]], Dol Guldur [[Fall of Dol Guldur|was torn down]] by the [[Elves of Lórien]] (who dwelt immediately to the west across the [[Anduin]]); and after a meeting with the Elveking [[Thranduil]] and the renaming of the cleansed Forest on [[Yestare]], [[Celeborn]] claimed the southern woods.  
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During the [[Third Age]], the [[Necromancer]] built [[Dol Guldur]] on the hill of [[Amon Lanc]], and this part of the Forest was under his influence. During the [[War of the Ring]], Dol Guldur [[Fall of Dol Guldur|was torn down]] by the [[Elves of Lórien]] (who dwelt immediately to the west across the [[Anduin]]); and after a meeting with the Elveking [[Thranduil]] and the renaming of the cleansed Forest on [[Yestare]], [[Celeborn]] claimed the woods south of the [[Narrows]].  
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Celeborn ruled the realm into the [[Fourth Age]], though he did not remain there long. After a span of only "a few years," he retired to [[Rivendell]] to stay with his grandsons, the sons of Elrond. It is unknown if East Lórien continued as a realm after the departure of its founder, and if so, who may have succeeded him – if anyone. All that is known is that "in the Greenwood the [[Silvan Elves]] remained untroubled" for some time thereafter.<ref>{{App|Great}}</ref>
  
Celeborn ruled the realm into the [[Fourth Age]] though he did not remain there long. After a few years he retired to [[Rivendell]], leaving the wooded land of East Lórien populated by only a few wandering [[Silvan Elves]].<ref>{{App|Great}}</ref>
 
 
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Revision as of 23:54, 15 November 2020

East Lórien was the name and the Eastern border of Lothlórien in the southern area of Eryn Lasgalen (former Mirkwood).

East Lórien consisted of the broad forest around the base of Amon Lanc south of the Narrows, and on eastwards for some two hundred miles. The area to the north was populated by Beornings and Woodmen.

History

During the Third Age, the Necromancer built Dol Guldur on the hill of Amon Lanc, and this part of the Forest was under his influence. During the War of the Ring, Dol Guldur was torn down by the Elves of Lórien (who dwelt immediately to the west across the Anduin); and after a meeting with the Elveking Thranduil and the renaming of the cleansed Forest on Yestare, Celeborn claimed the woods south of the Narrows.

Celeborn ruled the realm into the Fourth Age, though he did not remain there long. After a span of only "a few years," he retired to Rivendell to stay with his grandsons, the sons of Elrond. It is unknown if East Lórien continued as a realm after the departure of its founder, and if so, who may have succeeded him – if anyone. All that is known is that "in the Greenwood the Silvan Elves remained untroubled" for some time thereafter.[1]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"