The Forsaken Place is the part of the land which has been taken over by shadow. When the Forsaken Place came to be, the nymphs of the region combined their powers and entered the Tree of Life, to keep the Shadow from spreading to the rest of the world. All their trees died, but the Tree of Life held back the Shadow had planned. The Tree of Life held the balance between the good and the evil.
The Forsaken Place is inhabited by Aphars, the creatures of Shadow.When Men entered the world, they were impressed by the power which the Shadow held, or else they were ignorant. Most joined forces with the Aphars, and took over the Elves' Capital City.