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Dates
Wasted and abandoned in the Dagor Bragollach, probably in I 455; destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
The wide vales of the upper Gelion, from Mount Rerir in the north to the river Ascar in the south
Race
Division
Settled by the Noldor
Settlements
The halls of Caranthir were beside Lake Helevorn, in the far north of the land
Meaning
The easternmost main valley of the lands westward of the Blue Mountains
Other names
Talath Rhúnen; known after its settlement by Caranthir as Dor Caranthir, Land of Caranthir

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East Vale

Talath Rhúnen

The old name among the Sindar of Beleriand for the upper vale of Gelion, between the river and the Blue Mountains, above the inflow of Ascar. This wide land was known in Elvish as Talath Rhúnen, translated 'East Vale', and also called Thargelion, the land beyond Gelion. After the Return of the Noldor, Caranthir son of Fëanor settled in the mountainous north of the East Vale, and after that time the land was more normally called Dor Caranthir, 'Land of Caranthir'. The vale was overrun and ravaged by Orcs during the Dagor Bragollach.


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