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Static Sphere by DigitalArtPhotography

It is said that the towers of Emyn Beraid were not built indeed by the Exiles of Númenor, but were raised by Gilgalad for Elendil, his friend; and the Seeing Stone of Emyn Beraid was set in Elostirion, the tallest of the towers. Thither Elendil would repair, and thence he would gaze out over the sundering seas, when the yearning of exile was upon him; and it is believed that thus he would at whiles see far away even the Tower of Avallónë upon Eressëa, where the Master-stone abode, and yet abides. These stones were gifts of the Eldar to Amandil, father of Elendil, 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; but all those that were brought to Middle-earth long ago were lost.
– The Silmarillion, Akallabêth

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Horsehead Nebula in Orion - HaLRGB
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Then the pursuit was begun; and the earth shook beneath the horses of the host of Oromë, and the fire that was stricken from the hooves of Nahar was the first light that returned to Valinor.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter VIII Of the Darkening of Valinor

Somewhere out there, the prototype for Nahar and the Mearas still roam the dark of the Void.

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ponderation:The green and red valley by Iñaki LarreaBetween the…

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The green and red valley by Iñaki Larrea

Between the arms of Gelion was the ward of Maglor, and here in one place the hills failed altogether; there it was that the Orcs came into East Beleriand before the Third Battle.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XIV Of Beleriand and its Realms 

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wavemotions:Stir up the fire by Jonathan DeitchThen there was…

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Stir up the fire by Jonathan Deitch

Then there was unrest among the Ainur; but Ilúvatar called to them, and said: ‘I know the desire of your minds that what ye have seen should verily be, not only in your thought, but even as ye yourselves are, and yet other. Therefore I say: Eä! Let these things Be! And I will send forth into the Void the Flame Imperishable, and it shall be at the heart of the World, and the World shall Be; and those of you that will may go down into it.’
– The Silmarillion, Ainulindalë

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wavemotions:Night Sky Glory by Alan Crosthwaite on 500pxIt is…

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Night Sky Glory by Alan Crosthwaite on 500px

It is told that even as Varda ended her labours, and they were long, when first Menelmacar strode up the sky and the blue fire of Helluin flickered in the mists above the borders of the world, in that hour the Children of the Earth awoke, the Firstborn of Ilúvatar. By the starlit mere of Cuiviénen, Water of Awakening, they rose from the sleep of Ilúvatar; and while they dwelt yet
silent by Cuiviénen their eyes beheld first of all things the stars of heaven. Therefore they have ever loved the starlight, and have revered Varda Elentári above all the Valar.

– The Silmarillion. Quenta Silmarillion Chapter III Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor 

wavemotions:Night Sky Glory by Alan Crosthwaite on 500pxIt is…

sitoutside:Campfire by jesserockwell99 Then there was unrest…

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Campfire
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Then there was unrest among the Ainur; but Ilúvatar called to them, and said: ‘I know the desire of your minds that what ye have seen should verily be, not only in your thought, but even as ye yourselves are, and yet other. Therefore I say: Eä! Let these things Be! And I will send forth into the Void the Flame Imperishable, and it shall be at the heart of the World, and the World shall Be; and those of you that will may go down into it.’
– The Silmarillion, Ainulindalë

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by jesserockwell99

Then there was unrest…

morethanphotography:Unicorn Country by tvurk … it…

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Unicorn Country by tvurk

… it chanced on a time that he came alone to the starlit wood of Nan Elmoth, and there suddenly he heard the song of nightingales. Then an enchantment fell on him, and he stood still; and afar off beyond the voices of the lómelindi he heard the voice of Melian, and it filled all his
heart with wonder and desire. He forgot then utterly all his people and all the purposes of his mind, and following the birds under the shadow of the trees he passed deep into Nan Elmoth and was lost. But he came at last to a glade open to the stars…

– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter IV Of Thingol and Melian

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Then by the advice of Felagund Bëor gathered all the wandering families and kindreds of his people, and they removed over Gelion, and took up their abode in the lands of Amrod and Amras, upon the east banks of the Celon south of Nan Elmoth, near to the borders of Doriath; and the name of that land thereafter was Estolad, the Encampment.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVII Of the Coming of Men into the West

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