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==Other versions of the legendarium==
 
==Other versions of the legendarium==
  
In the ''[[Book of Lost Tales]]'', the easternmost land of Arda is called ''[[Oronto]]'' ("East" in [[Qenya]]<ref>{{LT1|Appendix}}</ref>),<ref> in which stood the huge peak [[Kalórmë]].
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In the ''[[Book of Lost Tales]]'', the easternmost land of Arda is called ''[[Oronto]]'' ("East" in [[Qenya]]<ref>{{LT1|Appendix}}</ref>), in which stood the huge peak [[Kalórmë]].
  
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==

Revision as of 19:23, 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.

The early versions of the Legendarium included the notion of a land in the uttermost east of Arda.

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, that corresponded symmetrically to the Pelóri Mountains of Aman.[1][3].

Other versions of the legendarium

In the Book of Lost Tales, the easternmost land of Arda is called Oronto ("East" in Qenya[4]), in which stood the huge peak Kalórmë.

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"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part One