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Lothlórien

"[​Frodo] could smell the trees and the trodden grass. He could hear many different notes in the rustle of the leaves overhead, the river murmuring away on his right, and the thin clear voices of birds in the sky. He felt the sun upon his face and hands when they passed through an open glade.

As soon as he set foot upon the far bank of Silverlode a strange feeling had come upon him, and it deepened as he walked on into the Naith: it seemed to him that he had stepped over a bridge of time into a corner of the Elder Days, and was now walking in a world that was no more. In Rivendell there was memory of ancient things; in Lórien the ancient things still lived on in the waking world. Evil had been seen and heard there, sorrow had been known; the Elves feared and distrusted the world outside: wolves were howling on the wood's borders: but on the land of Lórien no shadow lay."

- The Lord of the Rings, Book II, Ch. 6, 'Lothlórien'

Lore

Lothlórien was a forest-kingdom of Silvan Elves on the eastern side of the Misty Mountains. It was considered one of the most beautiful and "elvish" places in Middle-earth during the Third Age, and there grew the only mallorn-trees east of the sea.

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The first inhabitants of the forested area later known as Lórien were a group of Nandor that refused to cross the Misty Mountains when summoned to Valinor. The land in which they dwelt became known in the Silvan tongue as Lórinand, or Laurelindórenan.

Following the destruction of Beleriand and the War of Wrath, the remnants of the Sindar retreated eastward. Amdír, along with his son Amroth, established himself in Lórinand, where he would soon lead the princeless Silvan Elves. With the influx of exiles and the new king in place, their language was slowly replaced with Sindarin.

During the Second Age, Celeborn dwelt with his wife Galadriel in Eregion, to the west of the Misty Mountains. They made contact with the Nandor of Lórinand, and before long they passed through Moria and arrived in the woods. Galadriel planted the seeds of the mallorn trees that had been given to her by Gil-galad, the High King of the Noldor. It was because of these trees that Lothlórien became known as the Golden Wood thenceforth.

As Sauron's power grew over the Westlands, King Amdír marshalled the Elves of Lórinand to the War of the Last Alliance. His division was cut off from the main body during the Battle of Dagorlad and many of the Nandor went down into the Dead Marshes with their King.

The survivors of the battle, which included Amdír’s son Amroth, returned to Lórinand. Amroth was the new King, but he was tired of Middle-earth, and wished to go West and seek Valinor. When Moria fell to evil in T.A. 1981, many of the Lórinand elves fled south. Around that time Amroth departed to Edhellond with his beloved, Nimrodel. The Nandor never saw either of them again.

After Amroth and Nimrodel had passed away, Celeborn and Galadriel took the title of Lord and Lady of the Galadhrim, the collective name for the people of Lothlórien. Under the power of the Ring that Galadriel bore, Nenya, Lothlórien flourished. It became unfading, untouched by shadow, and timeless - a living memory of the Elder Days.

Only two-and-a-half years after the War of the Ring, Galadriel, the Lady of Lórien, took ship West to Valinor. Celeborn left for Rivendell several years later, and light departed from Lórien.

In the year 121 of the Fourth Age, a grief-filled Arwen Undómiel travelled to an empty Lothlórien after Aragorn surrendered his life, surrendering her own upon Cerin Amroth.

"There is her green grave, until the world is changed, and all the days of her life are utterly forgotten...


Construction

The great mallorn-trees of Lórien were built on a separate world, saved, and used to create the forest in WorldPainter. Afterwards, various parts of the forest were detailed with glades, streams, and waterfalls, and villages and outposts of the Galadhrim were constructed. Caras Galadhon, the city at the heart of the forest, is still under construction.

For anyone who is interested in seeing a detailed timeline of the project's construction, the Lothlórien project thread on our forums provides a good overview.



Lothlórien forms part of a larger project which seeks to recreate Middle-earth in its entirety. Credit goes to MrBanana, Neverlegendary and Fornad for leading this project, and to the entire community of builders for helping to construct it.

Lothlórien can be viewed from above on ArdaCraft's dynmap. There is no download available, but ArdaCraft is a non-whitelisted server which anyone is welcome to come and explore, provided they have installed our modpack first.

All information can be found on our website.
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11/09/2019 12:32 pm
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GamerCJplays
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I LOVE THIS
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11/08/2019 3:08 pm
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Makaneek
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This is so epic!
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11/05/2019 7:03 am
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Giyu_TomyokaZ
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Very beautiful!
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11/04/2019 9:20 am
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Rainbowbuilders
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is there any way to get the texture?
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11/05/2019 12:03 pm
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ArdaCraft
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Install our modpack
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11/03/2019 7:25 pm
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chickenpants93
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They did it again! XD we need to get his descendants to see this honestly.
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11/03/2019 6:53 pm
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Quenya :)

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11/02/2019 2:53 am
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BrunoTar69
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Beautifull..



One question though...Do you use some editing software for some of those screenshots or just some awesome shaders that I am not aware of :P
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11/02/2019 6:04 am
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ArdaCraft
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Thank you!

Some of the screenshots have been edited, yes.
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11/02/2019 2:31 am
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Mine Maus Craft
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It looks as always very beautiful :-)
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