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The '''Land of the Sun''' is an empty land east of [[Middle-earth]] where the sun rises at dawn. Nothing is known of its geography except that there was a curve-shaped mountain range called the [[Wall of the Sun]] that corresponds symmetrically to the [[Pelóri Mountains]] of [[Aman]].
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In the ''[[The Ambarkanta|Ambarkanta]]'' it is called the [[Dark land of the Sun]].<ref>{{SM|Ambar}}</ref> There is a possibility the [[Númenóreans]] visited it.{{fact}}
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As told in the ''[[The Ambarkanta|Ambarkanta]]'', the '''Eastern Land''', known to the Elves of Aman as the '''Land of the Sun'''<ref name=5b>{{SM|5b}}</ref> or the '''Burnt Land of the Sun'''<ref name=A5>{{SM|A5}}</ref>, was a land east of [[Middle-earth]] where the [[Sun]] rose at dawn.
==Other names==
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In the game [[Middle-earth Role Playing]] by [[Iron Crown Enterprises]], a [[Sindarin]] name for the land — Romenor (Easternesse) — was given,{{fact}} although it does not appear in any of [[Tolkien]]'s writings. This name is also used in [[Michael Martinez]]' ''[[Parma Endorion]]''.
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Little was known of its geography. There was a great, curve-shaped mountain range called the [[Wall of the Sun]] and its peak [[Kalórmë]], that corresponded symmetrically to the [[Pelóri Mountains]] of [[Aman]].<ref name=5b/><ref name=LT1>{{LT1|IX}}</ref>
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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In the game ''[[Middle-earth Role Playing]]'' by [[Iron Crown Enterprises]], a [[Sindarin]] name for the land — Romenor (Easternesse) — was given,{{fact}} although it does not appear in any of [[Tolkien]]'s writings. This name is also used in [[Michael Martinez]]' ''[[Parma Endorion]]''.
 
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Revision as of 17:44, 30 September 2010

"there are Tolkien's latest thoughts, his best thoughts, and his published thoughts and these are not necessarily the same." — Tolkien's Legendarium
This article is non-canon.

As told in the Ambarkanta, the Eastern Land, known to the Elves of Aman as the Land of the Sun[1] or the Burnt Land of the Sun[2], was a land east of Middle-earth where the Sun rose at dawn.

Little was known of its geography. There was a great, curve-shaped mountain range called the Wall of the Sun and its peak Kalórmë, that corresponded symmetrically to the Pelóri Mountains of Aman.[1][3]

Portrayal in adaptations

In the game Middle-earth Role Playing by Iron Crown Enterprises, a Sindarin name for the land — Romenor (Easternesse) — was given,[source?] although it does not appear in any of Tolkien's writings. This name is also used in Michael Martinez' Parma Endorion.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "V. The Ambarkanta: Of the Fashion of the World"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "V. The Ambarkanta: Map V"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Hiding of Valinor"