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Durin's Stone

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". . . Not far from the roadside stood a single column broken at the top. . . It was cracked and weather-worn, and the faint runes upon its side could not be read. . ."
The Lord of the Rings, Lothlórien (chapter)
Durin's Stone
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LocationBank of Mirrormere
AppearanceWeather-worn pillar, inscribed
GalleryImages of Durin's Stone

Durin's Stone was a pillar that stood on the banks of Mirrormere lake near the East-gate of Khazad-dûm.

According to the Dwarves of Durin's folk, after Durin the Deathless had awoken at Mount Gundabad in the north of the Misty Mountains, he travelled south until he came upon Mirrormere. He looked down in it and saw a crown above his head. This crown was the reflection of stars above, despite the fact it was day and the stars should not have been visible. Taking the crown as a sign, he founded the great city of Khazad-dûm beneath the mountains that fed the lake. A pillar was placed along the banks of the lake to mark the event.

Portrayal in Adaptations

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Durin's Stone was located along the southern coast of Mirrormere. The location of the stone had been taken over by an encampment of orcs.