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Dates
Built in or shortly before II 8581
Location
On the isle of Tol Uinen in the bay of Rómenna
Origins
Built by Aldarion the Great Captain
Race
Division
Culture
Family
Aldarion was a descendant of the House of Elros
Settlements
Associated with Rómenna in eastern Númenor
Meaning
Other names

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Calmindon

The Light-tower of Tol Uinen

Tol Uinen was an island in the long bay of Rómenna that ran into the eastern coastlands of Númenor. The island was sacred to Uinen herself, and it was here that the Guild of Venturers often berthed their guild-ship Eämbar. The Great Captain of the Guild, Aldarion, built a tall tower on the island to carry a beacon as a warning to ships in the bay. He called this tower Calmindon, a name which is simply Elvish for 'Shining tower' or 'Light-tower'.


Notes

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We have no definite dates for the building of the Calmindon, but it was certainly raised in the time before the betrothal of Aldarion and Erendis, which places its construction within a few years of II 858. We cannot be sure how long it stood on Tol Uinen, but it might conceivably have survived until the Downfall of Númenor in II 3319 (nearly 2,500 years later) in which it would unavoidably have been destroyed.

See also...

Light-tower, Tol Uinen

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