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allendeonour 22/Nov/2006 at 07:06 AM
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hi i was wondering what everyones favourite elven haven is i think perhaps lothlorien no evil creature can enter and leave alive and it is just ssssssssssssoooooooooooo beutiful and amazeing
Nennia Hlothram 22/Nov/2006 at 10:18 AM
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Welcome the the plaza, allendeonour  Next time, please try to make your "so" less long and dragging as it’s considered spamming

I personally really loved the description Tolkien gave of Rivendell/Imladris. He made it seem so beautiful, quiet and peaceful etc. and it’s one of my favourite places in all of Middle Earth.

Cigfa 22/Nov/2006 at 10:27 AM
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*chuckles* I particularly don’t have a favourite elven haven, even though Lothlorien is quite nice. Besides, aside from the overall enchanting mood, it seemingly calms the mind of those who seek rest after a long journey, per se the Fellowship.
Harlondir Helcaraxë 22/Nov/2006 at 05:54 PM
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Lothlorien is one of the best places in Middle-Earth, the way Tolkien has described it is really superb. Moreover, there’s an air of mystery surrounding it and that makes it more enchanting. It is a place where no time passes, but ages do. It is a place where you would find Elves singing and also fighting wars at the same time. It provides healing to the tired, hope to the depressed and torture to the enemy. And if a place has such awesome rulers in Celeborn and Galadriel, all I have to say about it is too little.
Endril 22/Nov/2006 at 09:13 PM
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First I love Imladris, the place where Elrond lives because it’s a beautiful piece of landscape and also a silent and safe place. Lorien is great too, but it has Sauron’s fortress near and it’s attacked from time to time by orcs. Also the elves of Lorien seem a bit hostile to strangers.
Kaos the Gold 23/Nov/2006 at 02:22 AM
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   I quite like Doriath, actually, before beren came through (no offence to Beren, marvellous man, marvellous man, always said so), no evil creature can get in, you have the most wonderful rulers you could wish for, and you’re in a beautiful forest!  What else do you want? Honestly!  Rivendell is nice too, but it’s vurnrable to attack and so is Lorien.
allendeonour 23/Nov/2006 at 09:59 AM
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lorien is atacked alot but it is not possible to beat the galadrim and i suddenly remembered the thousand caves of menagroth it would have been amazeing like lothlorien and imlandris in a cave lit by candle light
Battlehamster 23/Nov/2006 at 01:55 PM
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I would probably have to vote for Tol Erresae, unti I looked at the title of this forum.  So, I guess I’d hang out with Cirdan by the sea shore, despite that my favorite characters are the Feanorians and that might get me hated.  Here I wouldn’t have to worry about Sauron, only homocidal elves.  And I love the ocean, so I’d have to be by it.
Durin of Moria 24/Nov/2006 at 06:36 AM
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I think Gondolin is the best. It is quite safe and is beautiful. But Rivendell is nice too. I like elven havens which was close to water ( river, waterfalls, seas, oceans... ) and maybe plus a waterfall ( for the sound ).A few trees is also nice.
allendeonour 25/Nov/2006 at 02:10 AM
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thanks battlehamster for reminding me of the undying lands becouse  now my favourite place would have to be Alqualonde and second favourite tirion
Sil 27/Nov/2006 at 04:03 AM
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Ah, but allendeonour, Battlehamster’s point was that this forum discusses Middle Earth locations
I’m fond of Lothlórien myself (lived there most of my plaza-life), but that’s just due to my weakness for tree-climbing, and ohhhh mallorns are pretty. Personally though I always felt that Lothlórien was more beautiful, and Rivendell was more homely, what with the merry singing and drinking in the Hobbit, whilst Lórien is quieter, more timeless.. nothing seems to exactly happen there.

Menegroth’s meant to be a rather cool place to stay too..
Qtpie 27/Nov/2006 at 08:11 PM
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I myself am quite partial to the Grey Havens. To just be right next by the sea and the waves. Many Elves would also pass through to the Grey Havens maybe bringing news with them. The Grey Havens seems very safe to me, and also kind of ignored and not disturbed. It is almost like the Shire but maybe not as merry.
Kaulargorn 19/Dec/2006 at 02:31 AM
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Grey Havens is a fascinating, imagination triggering place. They were founded in the second Age by Elves and located in Lindon. Cirdan the oldest elf to exist in middle Earth, was the master of Havens. Except for a fascinating place it is a bit melancholic as that was the last place the elves were in middle Earth before their evacuation of it and Tolkien cleverly named them that way, Grey.