Eryn Lasgalen or Greenwood, (Sindarin for the Wood of Greenleaves) and Dol Guldur are under the protection of Gregor, who has taken the mantle of guardian of the Sylan Elves and their king, Thranduil. His influence extends through much of the old mannish Kingdom of Rhovanion, though large areas of it are still recovering from the devastation wrought by the Wainriders in times past. Sauron’s influence has been largely removed, along with the orcs and foul things that earned it the name ‘Mirkwood’.
The fortress of Dol Guldur itself remains a place shrouded in mystery, and its reputation means it receives few visitors. It has a commanding view over the surrounding forest and Lorien to the West.