From Tolkien Gateway
The King's Court referred to the courts of the Kings of Númenor in Armenelos, where Nimloth, the White Tree of Númenor grew.
After Sauron had been taken to Númenor and began to acquire power over Ar-Pharazôn, he urged the king to cut down Nimloth. When Isildur heard of Sauron's purpose he entered the King's Court one night, alone and in disguise, and took a fruit from the tree. Isildur had to fight his way out of the court; afterwards the king yielded to Sauron and had the tree felled.
Portrayal in adaptations
2022: The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power:
- September 8: Adar:
- The King's Court in Númenor makes its first appearance when Captain Elendil takes Galadriel and Halbrand to see Queen Regent Míriel in Armenelos. They arrive in the King's Court during the mist of a crowded meeting while Chancellor Pharazôn is speaking.
- September 15: The Great Wave:
- The King's Court in Númenor is destroyed by a ground quake and a Great Wave during a vision that Queen Regent Míriel has.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"