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Dates
First made after c. III 10501
Location
Used throughout Lórien, and especially in the city of Caras Galadhon
Origins
Originally used as watch-posts after the foundation of Dol Guldur
Race
Division
Culture
Pronunciation
te'line
Meaning
'Floors'
Other names
Note
The word telain is a plural; the singular form of the word is talan

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Telain (‘Talans’)

The tree-platforms of the Galadhrim

Platforms built by the Elves of Lórien in the trees of that land, used mainly as guard-posts or for ceremonial purposes, but common in the city of Caras Galadhon.


Notes

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The appearance of the first telain is related to the occupation of Dol Guldur by Sauron in about III 1050. After this time, Lórien found itself facing a dreadful enemy directly across the Great River, and the first telain appeared as watch-posts in response to this development. They later came to be used more widely, with Amroth being recorded as dwelling on a talan, and they became especially common in the city of Caras Galadhon.

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