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All other kingdoms (eg. Mordor, Gondor, Lindon, etc.) in the West of Middle-earth have obvious geographical borders (eg. Mountains). In the region of Rohan, Rhovanion and Rhûn, however, there are no mountain ranges to seperate them, only rivers and forest. So, my question, where exactly do their borders lie? -- Explorer of Arda 09:53, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Edit: Drat. I misspellt "Rhovanion" in the title. How can I fox that?

As for fixing: you could press "Move", but it's not important. We know what you mean.
Rohan has rivers as borders - the Isen (and later the Adorn) in the West, Anduin, Entwash and the Mering stream in the East. Fangorn marked the northern border.
Rhûn and Rhovanion don't have clear borders. -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 10:37, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
Ah, I see. I thought maby Rhûn and Rhovanion were partly seperated by the River Running, with Rhûn to its east and Rhovanion to its west or something like that.
Quick off topic question. Do you happend to know how the East Sea was formed? -- Explorer of Arda 11:55, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
Quick answer: No, I don't. -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 12:44, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
According to the book I read (the one with the made-up names and mis-labbelings) it was origionally, like the Sea of Helcar, a crater left behind by the destruction of the lamps. The sea grew (somehow and for some reason) into the East Sea (the book called it the "Inner Sea") and split Hyemenor (is that even the Dark Land's real name?) and Middle-earth into two seperate continents.
Is that plausible? I'm just asking, 'cause I wont just believe anything that book says, now that I know it's fanon... -- Explorer of Arda 12:57, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
It's not mentioned in The Silmarillion, nor, as far as I know in The history of Middle-earth. -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 13:01, 30 March 2010 (UTC)