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This population of Silvan Elves dated back to the First Age, but Thranduil did not become their ruler until the War of the Last Alliance (II 3434)
Various locations within Greenwood the Great (later called Mirkwood); by the end of the Third Age, they had settled in the far northeast of the Forest
Elves who abandoned the Great Journey
Thranduil is pronounced 'thra'nduil' ('ui' as in English 'ruin')
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A people of the Silvan Elves, with whom had mingled a group of Sindar. They dwelt under the trees of Mirkwood, and during the Third Age, their leader was Thranduil son of Oropher. In the northeast of the Wood, Thranduil delved an underground dwelling after the manner of his ancient kinsman Thingol at Menegroth. There the Elves of Thranduil lived in relative safety until the time of the War of the Ring. Prominent among this people was Legolas Greenleaf, who travelled with the Company of the Ring.

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