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Tirith Aear as portrayed in MERP

The Sea-ward Tower, or Tirith Aear in Sindarin, was a tower situated in or near Dol Amroth.[1] A verse recorded in the Red Book tells of "one slow bell high in the Seaward Tower".[2]

Portrayal in adaptations

1996: MERP:

The Sea-ward Tower is conceived to have been constructed as a refuge for the Elves of Edhellond by the Sinda Lord Amroth, between S.A. 1600 and S.A. 1620. It is also said to have been used by Galadriel, who installed "a huge bronze bell in its highest chamber" in T.A. 1. A full layout of the tower is provided.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Preface"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon"
  3. Jason Beresford, Anders Blixt, Mats Blomqvist, Gunnar Brolin, Jeff Hatch, Tim Innes, Åke Rosenius, Martin Rundkvist, Erik, Rågvik, Chris Seeman, Magnus Seter (1996), Southern Gondor: The Land (#2021)