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White Towers

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White Towers
General Information
LocationCentral Eriador, in the Tower Hills
DescriptionGreat towers where one of the Palantíri was posted
Reunited Kingdom
InhabitantsElves, Men

The White Towers were built on the Emyn Beraid by Gil-galad as a gift to Elendil, perhaps after the founding of Arnor (S.A. 3320).

The tallest of the three was called Elostirion and a palantír was kept there.

They were sometimes the destination of pilgrimage by Wandering Companies of Elves who would gaze to Valinor through the palantír. Such a band was led by Gildor Inglorion.

Portrayal in Adaptations

1988: J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth:

The White Towers can be seen at the background of the Towers Hills map.