South of the Narrows, Mirkwood formed a broad forest around the base of Amon Lanc and on eastwards for some two hundred miles. During the Third Age, the Necromancer built Dol Guldur on the hill of Amon Lanc, and this part of the Forest was under his influence. After the War of the Ring, Dol Guldur was torn down and the Elves of Lórien (who dwelt immediately to the west across the Anduin) claimed the southern woods. At this time the entire Forest south of the Narrows was named East Lórien, and ruled by Celeborn, though he did not remain there long. After a few years he retired to Imladris, leaving the wooded land of East Lórien populated by only a few wandering Silvan Elves.
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