Durin's Stone

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Not to be confused with: Durin's Tower
Durin's Stone
Matěj Čadil - Durin's Stone.jpg
"Durin's Stone" by Matěj Čadil
LocationBank of Mirrormere
OwnerKing of Khazad-dûm
AppearanceWeather-worn pillar, inscribed with runes
CreatorMasons of Durin
GalleryImages of Durin's Stone

Durin's Stone was a pillar that stood on the banks of Mirrormere lake near the East-gate of Khazad-dûm.

According to the Dwarves of Durin's Folk, it was built on the site where Durin the Deathless looked down in the lake and saw a crown above his head; its purpose was to mark the event. It was ornamented with runes. By the later Third Age the stone was broken, cracked and heavily weathered.[1]

Balin was slain on that spot in T.A. 2994.

Portrayal in adaptations[edit | edit source]

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Durin's Stone is located along the southern coast of Mirrormere. The location of the stone has been taken over by an encampment of orcs.