Ascar a.k.a. Rathlóriel is a river in Ossiriand, a region of eastern Beleriand.

It is one of the six tributaries to the great river Gelion. Beginning near Mount Dolmed, it flows into Gelion near Sarn Athrad were the Dwarf-Road coming from Nogrod and Belegost runs along its banks. After the Fall of Doriath, its remaining treasures were placed in its deep depths by Beren, Dior and the Laiquendi, were afterwards it became known as Rathlóriel, the Goldenbed.


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