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Nardol

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The [[Beacon on Eilenach]] was the second out from [[Minas Tirith]], but the summit of that mountain came to a sharp point, making the building of a bright beacon difficult. The next Beacon site to the west was not so hampered - it stood on the broad end of a ridge of the [[White Mountains]], and the guard station maintained there could create a huge signal fire when needed. It was for this reason that the third Beacon acquired the name Nardol, '[[fire-hilltop]]', because its beacon-fire was so bright it could be seen more than a hundred miles away.
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The Beacon on [[Eilenach]] was the second out from [[Minas Tirith]], but the summit of that mountain came to a sharp point, making the building of a bright beacon difficult. The next Beacon site to the west was not so hampered - it stood on the broad end of a ridge of the [[White Mountains]], and the guard station maintained there could create a huge signal fire when needed. It was for this reason that the third Beacon acquired the name '''Nardol''', '[[fire-hilltop]]' ([[Sindarin|S.]] ''[[naur]]'' "fire" + ''[[dôl]]'' "hill"), because its beacon-fire was so bright it could be seen more than a hundred miles away.
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[[Category:Gondor]]

Revision as of 17:00, 20 June 2006

The Beacon on Eilenach was the second out from Minas Tirith, but the summit of that mountain came to a sharp point, making the building of a bright beacon difficult. The next Beacon site to the west was not so hampered - it stood on the broad end of a ridge of the White Mountains, and the guard station maintained there could create a huge signal fire when needed. It was for this reason that the third Beacon acquired the name Nardol, 'fire-hilltop' (S. naur "fire" + dôl "hill"), because its beacon-fire was so bright it could be seen more than a hundred miles away.