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The '''Uttermost East''' refers to the notion of a land in the extreme [[East]] of [[Arda]] (beyond [[Rhûn]]), described in the early versions of the [[Legendarium]].
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==''Oronto''==
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In ''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part One]]'', the easternmost land of Arda was called '''''[[Oronto]]''''' ("East"). This region was connected to the [[Great Lands]], laying directly east of [[Palisor]], with no separating water. The huge peak [[Kalormë]] stood in Oronto.<ref name=LT1>{{LT1|IX}}</ref>
  
The early versions of the Legendarium included the notion of a land in the uttermost east of Arda.
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[[Oromë]] described the East to the [[Valar]], saying that "''there is a silent beach and dark empty seas''". It is also told that [[Aulë ]]and [[Ulmo]] "''builded great havens'' [of the Sun and Moon] ''beside the soundless sea''".<ref name=LT1/><ref>{{SM|5e}}</ref>
  
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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==Land of the Sun==
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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. The land was separated from [[Endor]] by the waters of the [[East Sea]].
  
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]].<ref name=5b/><ref name=LT1>{{LT1|IX}}</ref>.
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In the Land of the Sun was a great, curve-shaped mountain range called the [[Wall of the Sun]], which corresponded symmetrically to the [[Pelóri Mountains]] of Aman.<ref name=5b/>
  
==Other versions of the legendarium==
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*[[Uttermost West]]
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 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 11:14, 31 October 2012

Tell me, who are you, alone, yourself and nameless? - Tom Bombadil
This article describes a concept which is mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien's works, but was never given a definite name.

The Uttermost East refers to the notion of a land in the extreme East of Arda (beyond Rhûn), described in the early versions of the Legendarium.

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Oronto

In The Book of Lost Tales Part One, the easternmost land of Arda was called Oronto ("East"). This region was connected to the Great Lands, laying directly east of Palisor, with no separating water. The huge peak Kalormë stood in Oronto.[1]

Oromë described the East to the Valar, saying that "there is a silent beach and dark empty seas". It is also told that Aulë and Ulmo "builded great havens [of the Sun and Moon] beside the soundless sea".[1][2]

Land of the Sun

In the Ambarkanta, the Eastern Land, known to the Elves of Aman as the Land of the Sun[3] or the Burnt Land of the Sun[4], was a land east of Middle-earth where the Sun rose at dawn. The land was separated from Endor by the waters of the East Sea.

In the Land of the Sun was a great, curve-shaped mountain range called the Wall of the Sun, which corresponded symmetrically to the Pelóri Mountains of Aman.[3]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Hiding of Valinor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "V. The Ambarkanta: Commentary on the Ambarkanta"
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "V. The Ambarkanta: Of the Fashion of the World"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "V. The Ambarkanta: Map V"