East Lórien was the name of the realm east of Lórien founded by Celeborn after the War of the Ring.


East Lórien was comprised of southern Mirkwood including Dol Guldur with the land of the Beornings and the Woodmen on its northern border, and the lands of the Reunited Kingdom to its south.[1]


After the cleansing and purification of Dol Guldur by Galadriel, Celeborn claimed a large area east of Lórien and ruled there until he grew weary of Lothlórien's diminished glory after the passing of his wife and Nenya. After the departure of Celeborn, many people from Lórien moved into it leaving Lórien with few of its former inhabitants.[1] After a few years Celeborn retired to Imladris, leaving the wooded land of East Lórien populated by only a few wandering Silvan Elves.


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings, "The Fourth Age"