Palantír of Osgiliath lost in the Kin-strife
Event Type: Military/Strategic
Age: 3rd Age - The Kings
An event in the Kin-strife in Gondor; see that entry for an overview:
Burning of Osgiliath and loss of the palantír. Eldacar flees to Rhovanion; his son Ornendil is murdered.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age
At last [Eldacar] was besieged in Osgiliath, and held it long, until hunger and the greater forces of the rebels drove him out, leaving the city in flames. In that siege and burning the Tower of the Dome of Osgiliath was destroyed, and the palantír was lost in the waters.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion
At smallest they were about a foot in diameter, but some, certainly the Stones of Osgiliath and Amon Sûl, were much larger and could not be lifted by one man.
Unfinished Tales, Part 4, Ch 3, The Palantíri
Elena Tiriel 19Sep05