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Updated: 05/01/15
Type: Weapons
A long knife manufactured in Gondolin and taken as war spoil by the creatures of Morgoth in the First Age. It glows with a pale light in the presence of goblins and cuts with unnatural sharpness.It was found again in III 2941 by Bilbo Baggins, who used it as sword to rescue the Dwarven Company of Th...
Kings of Gondor
Updated: 07/18/14
Type: Offices & Ranks
The Kings of Gondor were heirs of Elendil's son, Anárion, who ruled the South Kingdom:Family Tree of the Kings of Gondor.Southward athwart the Great River Anduin are the cities and forts of the Númenórean realm of Gondor, with kings of the line of Anárion. The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien, Edited ...
Kings of Númenor
Updated: 10/28/13
Type: Offices & Ranks
The Kings and Queens of Númenor were Elros Tar-Minyatur and his heirs, who ruled the realm of Númenor on the island of Elenna: Table of Contents:Description History — Summary Description Family Tree of the Kings and Queens of Númenor.In one of his letters, Tolkien describes the role of a reigni...
Thorin's Letter to Bilbo
Updated: 02/08/13
Type: Artifacts
The missive left for Bilbo Baggins by Thorin Oakenshield and his company the morning after they arrive at Bag End:Thorin's Letter to Bilbo, by JRR Tolkien.'If you had dusted the mantelpiece you would have found this just under the clock,' said Gandalf, handing Bilbo a note (written, of course, on hi...
Lay of the Children of Húrin
Updated: 02/02/13
Type: Songs & Stories
The longest of all Tolkien's narrative poems of Middle-earth, written in alliterative verse. Two versions of the poem are published in The Lays of Beleriand, volume three of The History of Middle-earth. The prose version of this story is the book Narn i Hîn Húrin; a shorter version also appears in U...
Lay of Leithian
Updated: 02/02/13
Type: Songs & Stories
The second-longest of all the narrative poems of Middle-earth, the longest being the Lay of the Children of Húrin. This verse, never completed by Tolkien, is nonetheless over 4,220 lines and fourteen cantos long. It tells the story of Beren son of Barahir and Lúthien Tinúviel in a couplet rhyme sche...
Updated: 01/06/13
Type: Gems & Jewelry
The famous jewelled necklace fashioned by the Dwarves:[The] Nauglamír, the Necklace of the Dwarves, most renowned of their works in the Elder Days... was a carcanet of gold, and set therein were gems uncounted from Valinor; but it had a power within it so that it rested lightly on its wearer as a st...
Updated: 01/06/13
Type: Gems & Jewelry
The three Jewels made by Fëanor, which captured the light of the Two Trees. They were stolen by Morgoth from Fëanor, which led him and his sons to swear an oath to recover them and take vengeance on any who should withhold them. This oath doomed Fëanor and his sons to battle and tragedy. Beren re...
Emblem of Arnor
Updated: 01/06/13
Type: Heraldry
The emblem of the realm of Arnor was a star, symbolizing Gil-Estel, the Star of Eärendil. We know of two artifacts from Arnor that represented the star: the Elendilmir, worn only by the Kings of Arnor, and the Stars of the Dúnedain, worn by the Rangers of the North: The Elendilmir Star, as emblem:...
Kings of Arnor and Arthedain
Updated: 01/05/13
Type: Offices & Ranks
The Kings of Arnor and Arthedain were heirs of Isildur who ruled the North Kingdom, or its subrealm of Arthedain: Table of Contents:Description History — Summary — Kings of Arnor and Gondor — Kings of Arnor — Kings of Arthedain — Chieftains of the Dúnedain — Kings of the Reunited Kingdom No...

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