This article is about the Library of Shadow. For the Elven city referred to by a similar name, see Rivendell.
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The entrance to the Library

The Hidden Vale, named fully the Secret Library of Shadow and also called Raven Vale, was a secret remote place in Mordor at Barad-dûr's east in which Sauron established a great store of his secret knowledge, so that if the Dark Tower were to fall, his artifacts and documents might remain.

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This vale was secured within the corner of Barad-dur's spur of mountains (to the tower's north) and the Ered Lithui. To its west was the Plain of the Black Steeds.

Canon Edit

This place was invented not by J.R.R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings, but by the makers of

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