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Ban of the Valar

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The Ban of the Valar was the ban placed by the Valar on the Númenóreans, that they should not sail so far west from their island that they could not see its coasts. It was the breaking of the Ban by Ar-Pharazôn that led to the Downfall of Númenor.[1]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"