Hall of Lore

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"Hall of Lore" is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Hall of Lore
Building
General Information
LocationArandor, Númenor
TypeBuilding
People and History
InhabitantsNúmenóreans
CreatedEarly Second Age

The Hall of Lore is a building that was located within the island kingdom of Númenor. The Hall of Lore was invented for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power by Amazon Studios.

History

The Hall of Lore was built by Elros himself. According to Elendil, the only reason why it still stands was because of Tar-Palantir.

During the late Second Age, Elendil is tasked by Queen Regent Míriel to guard Galadriel, making sure that she does not do anything to harm Númenor. Elendil takes Galadriel to the Hall of Lore, travelling a quarter day’s ride to get there.

Upon arriving at the Hall of Lore, Galadriel learns from Elendil that their last king, Tar-Palantir, is still alive and loyal to the Elves. She also learns that the sigil that she sought the meaning of is actually a map of the Southlands. The parchment tells of a plan to be enacted after the defeat of Morgoth.

Deviation from Lore

There is no reference to the Hall of Lore in Tolkien's writings. It may have been inspired by the Gondorian Archives shown early on in Peter Jackson's movie adaptation of The Fellowship of the Ring, which depicts a series of rooms filled with scrolls and dusty old manuscripts.

None of the writings of J.R.R Tolkien mention Galadriel having personally visited Númenor. She was travelling with her husband Celeborn and establishing a kingdom of her own at the time when the series is set. In Tolkien's work, Míriel was also never Queen Regent because her father, Tar-Palantir, was never deposed or forced to resign from his throne.