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Made during the Years of the Trees; presumed destroyed in the Fall of Barad-dûr,1 25 March III 3019
Originally held in Minas Ithil before its capture; later transported to Barad-dûr
Made by Fëanor
Made by Elves, but used by Men, and later by the Maia Sauron
An heirloom of the House of Elendil
Named for Minas Ithil the Tower of the Moon, where it was originally held


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The palantír of Minas Ithil

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The Palantíri of Middle-earth

The palantír that stood in Isildur's ancient fortress of Minas Ithil. It was captured by the Nazgûl in the mid-Third Age, and was used by Sauron to entrap Saruman and Denethor during the War of the Ring.



While the Stone was almost certainly destroyed when the Dark Tower fell, the palantíri were made from an extraordinarily strong and resistant material. It is not completely inconceivable that the Ithil-stone survived the Fall of Barad-dûr, but no record of it exists after this event.

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