King's Court

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The King's Court referred to the courts of the Kings of Númenor in Armenelos, where Nimloth, the White Tree of Númenor grew.[1]

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.[2]

Portrayal in adaptations[edit | edit source]

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.


Andor · Atalantë · Elenna · Mar-nu-Falmar · Númenórë · Westernesse
Regions Andustar · Arandor · Emerië · Forostar · Hyarastorni · Hyarnustar · Hyarrostar · Mittalmar · Nísimaldar · Orrostar
Towns and cities Almaida · Andúnië · Armenelos · Eldalondë · Moriondë · Nindamos · Ondosto · Rómenna
Buildings Calmindon · Eämbar · King's Court · Temple · White House of Erendis
Natural features Bay of Eldanna · Bay of Rómenna · Firth of Rómenna · Hallow of Eru · Meneltarma (mountain) · Nísinen (lake) · North Cape · Nunduinë (river) · Oromet (mountain) · Siril (river) · Sorontil (mountain) · Tarmasundar (ridges) · Tompollë
Plants and trees Fragrant Trees · Lairelossë · Laurinquë · Lavaralda · Nessamelda · Nimloth · Oiolairë · Taniquelassë · Vardarianna · Yavannamírë
Heirlooms Aranrúth · Bow of Bregor · Dramborleg · Elendilmir · Narsil · Palantíri · Ring of Barahir · Sceptre of Annúminas · Sceptre of Númenor · Tile and Textiles · Helmet
Concepts Adûnaic · Ban of the Valar · Council of the Sceptre · Downfall of Númenor · Great Bear-dance · Heirship · Númenórean Sindarin · Three Prayers (Eruhantalë · Erukyermë · Erulaitalë)
Key people Aldarion · Amandil · Anárion · Captain of the King's Ships · Elendil · Elros (House of Elros) · Erendis · Faithful · Great Armament · Guild of Venturers · Guild of Weaponsmiths · Isildur · Kings and Queens of Númenor · King's Archers · King's Men · Lords of Andúnië · Meneldur · Miriel · Palantir · Pharazôn · Sauron · Silmariën
Main texts The Silmarillion ("Akallabêth") · Unfinished Tales ("A Description of the Island of Númenor" · "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife" · "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor") · The Lord of the Rings ("Appendix A" · "Appendix B") · The Nature of Middle-earth ("Lives of the Númenóreans" · "Of the land and beasts of Númenor")