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The '''Uttermost East''' refers to the notion of a land in the uttermost east of Arda, described in the early versions of the [[Legendarium]].
  
 
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.
 
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.

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The Uttermost East refers to the notion of a land in the uttermost east of Arda, described in the early versions of the Legendarium.

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