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Endured through most of the First Age, until it was wasted and abandoned in the Dagor Bragollach, probably in I 455
The land east of Gelion, from Mount Rerir in the north to the River Ascar in the south
Settled by Caranthir after the Return of the Noldor
The halls of Caranthir were beside Lake Helevorn, in the far north of the land
Caranthir is pronounced 'kara'ntheer' ('th' pronounced as in 'cloth')
Named for Caranthir, one of the Sons of Fëanor, whose name means 'ruddy-faced'
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Land of Caranthir

The land beyond the river Gelion

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A wide region to the east of Beleriand, between the river Gelion and the Blue Mountains on the borders of Eriador, originally known as Talath Rhúnen (the East Vale). When the Sons of Fëanor came to Middle-earth, they claimed lands in the northeastern parts of Beleriand, and Talath Rhúnen was occupied by Caranthir, Fëanor's fourth son. He settled by the shores of Lake Helevorn in the north of this land, and after that time the region acquired a new name, Dor Caranthir, meaning simply 'the Land of Caranthir'.

See also...

East Vale, Sons of Fëanor

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