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A magical substance made by the [[Elves]] from [[Mithril]], that could only be seen by the reflected light of the moon and stars, and even then remained hidden until a magical word was said. [[Gandalf]] translated its name as 'starmoon', but 'moon-sparkle' would perhaps be a more literal rendering. The designs on the [[West-gate]] of [[Moria]] were made from this substance.
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A magical substance made by the [[Elves]] from [[Mithril]], that could only be seen by the reflected light of the moon and stars, and even then remained hidden until a magical word was said. [[Gandalf]] translated its name as 'starmoon', but 'moon-sparkle' would perhaps be a more literal rendering. The designs on the [[West-gate of Moria]] were made from this substance.

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A magical substance made by the Elves from Mithril, that could only be seen by the reflected light of the moon and stars, and even then remained hidden until a magical word was said. Gandalf translated its name as 'starmoon', but 'moon-sparkle' would perhaps be a more literal rendering. The designs on the West-gate of Moria were made from this substance.