"[I]t 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."

-"Lothlórien," The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

A land known by many names — Lothlórien, Lórien, Lórinand, and more — it is here that native Silvans live alongside noble Sindar, that haunting lays are sung among the mallorn trees, that crafters forge wonders beyond the imaginations of mortals, while archers upon hidden flets stand vigil against the darkness of the outlands. We are the Galadhrim Elves, the People of the Trees, a reclusive folk who almost never leave our forest, mysterious even among our own kind. Protected from evil and decay by Galadriel and the secret, potent power of her ring, Lorien remains the last true bastion of the Elder Days in Middle-earth: a land of uncanny beauty, a mighty stronghold against the Shadow, yet frozen in time and in the nostalgic melancholy of a fading people.

Lórien is an elven culture on the text-based Tolkien game, Elendor MUSH. Here, the local help files are provided for you to gain a better understanding about the Golden Wood, both in the books and in-game. If you would like to connect to Elendor now, use telnet or a MU* client to point to the following address: mush.elendor.net port 1892.