This is the first home of the Elves. The first of them came to life here, under the starlit sky, first seeing the stars and hearing the sound of water flowing from the nearby by lake. This region no longer exists, as the geography of Middle-earth has changed greatly with time, so its former location is not altogether known. It was far in the east of Arda, perhaps beyond Middle-earth. Of the Quendi, the Eldar left to journey to Aman, but the Avari remained in their home here and never left.