Eldar give the Palantíri to Amandil and the Faithful (estimated date)
Event Type: General
Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance
An event in the prelude to the Downfall of Númenor; see that entry for an overview:
These stones were gifts of the Eldar to Amandil..., for the comfort of the Faithful of Númenor in their dark days, when the Elves might come no longer to that land under the shadow of Sauron. They were called the Palantíri, those that watch from afar....
The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age
... Ar-Gimilzôr ... was the greatest enemy of the Faithful. ... he ... punished those that welcomed the ships of Eressëa, that still came secretly to the west-shores of the land. ...
... Ar-Gimilzôr commanded all [the Faithful] that he could discover ... to remove from the west and dwell in the east of the land; and there they were watched.
The Silmarillion, Akallabêth
[Note: the date is an estimate, set to immediately precede the event Ar-Gimilzôr forces the Faithful to relocate to eastern Númenor.]
Elena Tiriel 28Oct05, 15Nov05