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[edit] Welcome!

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[edit] Rhûn

We don't know how far Rhûn extends, so we don't speculate on it. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 17:35, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Actually, Rhun is EVERYTHING east of the borders of tolkiens original maps. So logically it has to have an end in an ocenean, if its ALL the lands. Unsigned comment by Carter938 (talk • contribs).

Source it. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 20:57, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Okay. Ill get the scources in a second. But first of all Rhun means East, and that constitutes everything east of Mordor and Rhovanion. Just as Harad is everything south of Harondor and Mordor.

Kindly look in the back of your LOTR novel. Mine has the ORIGINAL maps that were orignally drawn by Christopher Tolkien for the first published edition in 1954 after a drawing made by his father. Therefore it's cannon. See how Rhun is labled in all the spaces that are east of Mordor and Rhovanion? If not ill provide a picture. Someone sanned it from the back of his book and put it online.

Continue this discussion on Talk:Rhûn. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 21:09, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

[edit] Easterlings

Hello Carter! Here are a few tips in order to provide some help on how to add information to articles here on Tolkien Gateway.

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Let me know if you have any questions and don't despair if your edits get reverted in the beginning! --Morgan 17:42, 11 February 2013 (UTC)