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"Palantír of Elostirion" (MECCG)

The Palantír of Elostirion, also known as the Elendil Stone was one of the Palantíri brought by the Faithful from Númenor.

It was stored in Elostirion on the Emyn Beraid by Elendil, and in later years guarded by Círdan and the Elves of Lindon.

The stone was aligned westwards with the Master-stone in the Tower of Avallonë, along the length of the Straight Road and Elendil only be used to look west across the sea and see the Undying Lands; because of this, it could not communicate with the other six of Middle-earth. Elendil also tried to see the fallen Númenor with the stone but failed.

Wandering Companies of Elves made pilgrimages to visit the Towers and see the Stone, in order to catch a glimpse of Varda. One such company, led by Gildor Inglorion just returning from Elostirion, was encountered by Frodo, Sam and Pippin in September 24 T.A. 3018[1].

It remained in its tower until the end of the Third Age; it was then taken back into the West aboard the White Ship.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Three is Company"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Grey Havens"