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King's Court

King's Court referred to the courts of the Kings of Númenor in Armenelos, where grew the White Tree, Nimloth.[1]

After Sauron had been taken to Númenor and began to acquire power over Ar-Pharazôn, he urged the king to cut down Nimloth. When Isildur heard of Sauron's purpose he entered the King's Court one night, alone and in disguise, and took a fruit from the tree. Isildur had to fight his way out of the court; afterwards the king yielded to Sauron and had the tree felled.[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"