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This is an old revision of WesternesseShrines made by SampsaRydman on 2009-11-10 02:23:05.

 

Seven Shrines of Westernesse

  1. Hallow of Mount Mindolluin at the summit of the mountain, where only the Kings of Gondor and their elected followers could go.
  2. Amon Anwar, the spiritual centre of Gondor. Here Isildur buried his fathers bones and then called the protection of the Valar upon that hilltop, and they granted it. Isildur swore all those present to secrecy and forbade anyone save an Heir of Elendil from disturbing it.
  3. White Tree of Minas Anor, planted by Isildur in memory of his slain brother. King Tar-Palantir of Númenor once prophesied that the life of the White Tree was tied with the lines of the Kings; should it die, then the lines of the Kings would in turn die out.
  4. Black Stone of Erech, where King of the Mountains swore his oath to Isildur.
  5. Stone of Sorrows upon the slopes of Mount Doom, marking the place where Elendil and Gil-galad were slain and Sauron was finally vanquished.
  6. Well of Ulmo, a sacred grotto under Pelargir where the first Faithful convened. Originally the shrine contained a relic of Númenor: Karma (helmet) of Aldarion, founder of the Númenórean Guild of Venturers (the Uinendili), until it was stolen and carried to the Southlands by renegades Herumor and Fuinur.
7a) Tarma Tar-Calion in Umbar, the great tower and stone where Sauron was first forced to yield to king Ar-Pharazôn. Not all Dúnedain count it among the Relics of Westernesse, as the memory of Ar-Pharazôn is tainted by the Downfall of Númenor).
7b Tol Morwen, an island that stood off the coasts of Middle-earth after the drowning of Beleriand at the end of the First Age. It is the site of the Stone of the Hapless and the grave of Morwen Eledhwen, hence its name.

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