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The '''Seal of the Stewards'''' was the seal of the [[Stewards of Gondor]], consisting of the letters R·ND1·R below three stars. The letters represent the word [[Arandur]]. This is the actual [[Elvish]] title, literally meaning '[[King's Servant]]', that [[Tolkien]] renders into English as 'Steward'.
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The '''Seal of the Stewards'''' was the seal of the [[Stewards of Gondor]], consisting of the letters R·ND·R below three stars. The letters represent the word [[Arandur]]. This is the actual [[Elvish]] title, literally meaning '[[King's Servant]]', that [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] renders into English as 'Steward'.<ref>{{UT|Cirion}}, Note 25</ref>
 
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When the twelfth Steward, [[Cirion]], sent north to [[Eorl]] for aid in his desperate wars, he sent the Seal with each of six riders. Only one of these, named [[Borondir]], succeeded in reaching the nation of the [[Éothéod]], but from this came the famous [[Ride of Eorl]] and the foundation of [[Rohan]].
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When the twelfth Steward, [[Cirion]], sent north to [[Eorl]] for aid in his desperate wars, he sent the Seal incised upon a small stone with each of six riders. Only one of these, named [[Borondir]], succeeded in reaching the nation of the [[Éothéod]], but from this came the famous [[Ride of Eorl]] and the foundation of [[Rohan]].<ref>{{UT|Cirion}}, (ii) ''The Ride of Eorl''</ref>
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Latest revision as of 23:16, 16 October 2011

The Seal of the Stewards' was the seal of the Stewards of Gondor, consisting of the letters R·ND·R below three stars. The letters represent the word Arandur. This is the actual Elvish title, literally meaning 'King's Servant', that Tolkien renders into English as 'Steward'.[1]

When the twelfth Steward, Cirion, sent north to Eorl for aid in his desperate wars, he sent the Seal incised upon a small stone with each of six riders. Only one of these, named Borondir, succeeded in reaching the nation of the Éothéod, but from this came the famous Ride of Eorl and the foundation of Rohan.[2]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", Note 25
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", (ii) The Ride of Eorl