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For those living in the [[Westlands]], the '''East''' refers to [[Rhûn]] (which name indeed means "east" in [[Sindarin]]) and all unknown lands beyond.
 
For those living in the [[Westlands]], the '''East''' refers to [[Rhûn]] (which name indeed means "east" in [[Sindarin]]) and all unknown lands beyond.
  
The eastern parts of [[Middle-earth]] had two great mountain ranges, the [[Red Mountains|Red]] and [[Yellow Mountains]]. Beyond them, Middle-earth ended on the shores of the [[East Sea]].
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Not much is known about the lands or peoples outside the Westlands. [[Cuiviénen]], the lake where the [[Elves]] [[awakening of the Elves|awoke]], was somewhere in the East of Middle-earth. The eastern parts of the continent also featured two great mountain ranges, the [[Red Mountains|Red]] and [[Yellow Mountains]] where some of the [[Fathers of the Dwarves]] awoke, and would found the [[Dwarves|Dwarven]] clans of [[Ironfists]], [[Stiffbeards]], [[Blacklocks]] and [[Stonefoots]]. And [[Hildórien]], the origin of [[Men]], was also somewhere in the east. Beyond these, the continent ended on the shores of the [[East Sea]].
  
Other than that not much else is known about the lands or peoples outside the Westlands. [[Cuiviénen]], the lake where the [[Elves]] [[awakening of the Elves|awoke]]; and [[Hildórien]], the origin of [[Men]], were somewhere in the east of Middle-earth. Some of the [[Fathers of the Dwarves]] also awoke in the Red Mountains. But the stories follow only the [[Eldar]] and the [[Edain]] who migrated [[West]].
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But the stories follow only the [[Eldar]] and the [[Edain]] who migrated [[West]].
  
The [[Men]] living in the East were known as [[Easterlings]], being various tribes of [[Men of Darkness]], such as the [[Wainriders]], the [[Balchoth]] and the [[Variags]]. And the [[Dwarves|Dwarven]] clans of [[Ironfists]], [[Stiffbeards]], [[Blacklocks]] and [[Stonefoots]], occupied the Red Mountains.
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The [[Men]] living in the East were known as [[Easterlings]], being various tribes of [[Men of Darkness]], such as the [[Wainriders]], the [[Balchoth]] and the [[Variags]].
  
 
In the [[Second Age|Second]] or [[Third Age]]s the [[Blue Wizards]] went into the East, never to return. [[Saruman]] also visited the East before returning and occupying [[Isengard]]. During the [[Watchful Peace]], [[Sauron]] went to hiding in the East for 400 years and gathered the Easterlings to his service.
 
In the [[Second Age|Second]] or [[Third Age]]s the [[Blue Wizards]] went into the East, never to return. [[Saruman]] also visited the East before returning and occupying [[Isengard]]. During the [[Watchful Peace]], [[Sauron]] went to hiding in the East for 400 years and gathered the Easterlings to his service.

Revision as of 08:05, 3 October 2012

For those living in the Westlands, the East refers to Rhûn (which name indeed means "east" in Sindarin) and all unknown lands beyond.

Not much is known about the lands or peoples outside the Westlands. Cuiviénen, the lake where the Elves awoke, was somewhere in the East of Middle-earth. The eastern parts of the continent also featured two great mountain ranges, the Red and Yellow Mountains where some of the Fathers of the Dwarves awoke, and would found the Dwarven clans of Ironfists, Stiffbeards, Blacklocks and Stonefoots. And Hildórien, the origin of Men, was also somewhere in the east. Beyond these, the continent ended on the shores of the East Sea.

But the stories follow only the Eldar and the Edain who migrated West.

The Men living in the East were known as Easterlings, being various tribes of Men of Darkness, such as the Wainriders, the Balchoth and the Variags.

In the Second or Third Ages the Blue Wizards went into the East, never to return. Saruman also visited the East before returning and occupying Isengard. During the Watchful Peace, Sauron went to hiding in the East for 400 years and gathered the Easterlings to his service.

See also