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Talk:Black Gate


Does ANYONE know when the Morannon was built? Or by whom? It's clear to me that due to its description it is not of dĂșnedainic origin but built by Sauron. I cannot find a single evidence for this, only suggestions: The gate for sure was built before Sauron returned to Mordor in the Third Age, but was it already there during the Last Alliance? Also the year of its construction is completely unknown for me. "Early Third Age", as given in the article is surely wrong, if it was built by Sauron. At least it does contradict the statement that it might be built with the power of the Ring. --Thalion 13:18, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

Forget it, stumbled over a short note in "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age" that Sauron's host awaited the Last Alliance in front of the Black Gate. --Thalion 13:58, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

Shouldn't this page include the Towers of the Teeth (Carchost and Narchost)? Even Durthang is named, which was probably built to guard Udun and Isenmouthe, so it's odd to say the least that the Towers don't get a mention. --Gigoachef 17:49, 9 January 2014 (UTC)