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Durin's Stone

Not to be confused with: Durin's Tower
Matěj Čadil - Durin's Stone.jpg
Durin's Stone
LocationBank of Mirrormere
Owned byKing of Khazad-dûm
MakerMasons of Durin
AppearanceWeather-worn pillar, inscribed

Durin's Stone was a pillar that stood on the banks of Mirrormere lake near the East-gate of Moria|East-gate of Khazad-dûm.

According to the Dwarves of Durin's Folk, it was built on the site where Durin the Deathless looked down in the lake and saw a crown above his head; its purpose was to mark the event. It was ornamented with runes. By the later Third Age the stone was broken, cracked and heavily weathered.[1]

Balin was slain on that spot in T.A. 2994.

[edit] Portrayal in Adaptations

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Durin's Stone is located along the southern coast of Mirrormere. The location of the stone has been taken over by an encampment of orcs.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Lothlórien"