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Tower Hall

The throne-room of Gondor

Beneath the White Tower on the pinnacle of Minas Tirith, a guarded door led into a wide passage, and that passage led on to a great hall, the Tower Hall, that held the throne of the Lord of Gondor. We do not know how long this hall had been in use, but it probably dated back to the first construction of the White Tower by King Calimehtar in III 1900. Whenever it was built, it was in use by the Ruling Steward at the end of the Third Age as the seat of his power.

The hall was wide and tall and strongly built, lit by deep windows cut into its walls on either side. It had a high, vaulted roof patterned in gold and other colours, upheld by several rows of black marble pillars. Between these columns were arrayed statues of ancient Kings. At the far end from the door was the throne of Gondor, beneath a great stone helm and a jewelled image of a flowering tree. In the time of the Stewards, this throne was left empty, and instead the Lords of Gondor sat in a simple black stone chair beneath the throne's dais, to symbolise their lower status.


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