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Door of Night

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"The wise will stay here and hope to rebuild our town..." — Master of Lake-town
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The Door of Night depicted by John Howe.
The Door of Night was a guarded portal in the distant Uttermost West, through which Morgoth was cast after his defeat in the War of Wrath. Its origins are unclear: according to some accounts, it was made by the Valar as a passage for the Sun, which would return into the World through the Gates of Morning in the east. According to others, though, it was made expressly as a gateway through which to expel Morgoth. The Door of Night was guarded by Eärendil, bearing his Silmaril aloft in his shining ship Vingilot.

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