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A talan, also known as a flet, was an open platform built in a mallorn of Lórien as a living place for the Elves. It was reached by a ladder through an opening in its center. A light screen could be fixed to any side of the platform to block the wind.[1]

In Caras Galadhon, these platforms also functioned as the floor of the place in which the Fellowship first met Galadriel and Celeborn.[2]


Talan, plural telain, is a Sindarin word. Flet, as the platform was known in Westron, is an archaic English word.