House of the Lord

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The Tale of Adanel by Šárka Škorpíková.

The House of the Lord was a place of evil worship in the land of Hildórien.

History

According to the Tale of Adanel that was told to Andreth, the House of the Lord was constructed under the orders of Morgoth shortly after the awakening of Men, whom he had in fair form seduced into his servitude with promises of great knowledge and wealth.

The House was said to have been great in size, having a high seat where Morgoth would sit in the times when he visited Hildórien or appeared unto them from afar. Men would come into the House to pray to Morgoth and to offer gifts. Morgoth would speak from afar to those who prayed in the House, giving them commands to do his bidding. To the cruelest and strongest men who came most often to the House, Morgoth gave them great gifts.

From the House of the Lord, all of Mankind at one point had pledged their service to Morgoth, thus bringing about the Fall of Man. When some men began to reject Morgoth's rule, his servants would take them into the House of the Lord to be sacrificed in fire.[1]

It is unknown what became of the House of the Lord after Morgoth left.

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