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
- September 8: Adar:
- 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.