Elven Lands

GEOGRAPHY: The lands of the Elves are strung out across the north of Middle-earth. In the West lies Lindon with its havens. On the west of the Misty Mountains stands Rivendell. To the east lie the forests of Lórien, East Lórien, and the Wood of Greenleaves.

HISTORY: Since before the ending of the Third Age, the Elves have been departing Middle-earth for the Undying Lands. However, they are not all yet gone and many still dwell in Eryn Lasgalen, the Wood of Greenleaves. In the early years of the Fourth Age, Elves came to help Man rebuild his world. In Ithilien, wondrous Elven gardens were grown and cultivated by Elves of Eryn Lasgalen. Men learned from them and traded with them. Some Men even settled in villages close to Elven lands - in Lune and near Eryn Lasgalen. In time these people become known as the Elvellyn, Elf Friends, and when war came again to the kingdoms of Men, the Elvellyn washed their hands of Men and started a movement to see an Elven lord as overlord of Middle-earth whom they believed would bring peace.

INHABITANTS: The Elves are utterly loyal to their Realm and people. The despise the ways of evil Men and the Cult, being unyielding proponents of the Ways of the West. The largest group of Elves are the Wood Elves of the Wood of Greenleaves. The Elder Elves still dwell in places, but their numbers are few. Elves rarely have children, and many are departing to leave the shores of Middle-earth and go into the West. The Elven population of a province in this region may disappear permanently and be replaced by Men if its settlement is long held by another race.

FEATURES: Mithlond, the Grey Havens, lies in Lindon, and not far from there, on the Tower Hills, stand the White Towers, where the palantír known as the Stone of Elendil was once kept. In the far east of their lands stand the cavernous halls of the Elvenking.

SETTLEMENTS: Mithlond, Harlond, Forlond, Rivendell, Amon Lanc, Ost-in-Lasgalen, Caras Galadhon, Emyn-duir, and the Elvenking's Halls.

FORTS: None.

DEVELOPER'S NOTE: Emyn-duir has been added for gameplay purposes and is named after the mountains of the same name in that area.