Tower of Ecthelion

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Settlements-icon.png The Tower of Ecthelion
Region: Old Anórien
Area: Minas Tirith
Location: [65.6S, 19.2W]
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Tower of Ecthelion

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The Tower of Ecthelion, also known as the White tower, is a landmark within Minas Tirith in Old Anórien. [65.4S, 18.9W]

It contains the throne of the King of Gondor and a secret room housing a palantír. Although a tower had graced the highest point of Minas Tirith since ancient times, it was rebuilt by Steward Ecthelion I some three centuries before the War of the Ring, and so gained his name.

The Tower stands in the center of the Citadel on the seventh level of the city. In front of the Tower is the Court of the Fountain where the White Tree of Gondor can be found.

Hall of the King

Unlike some of the other Allegiance Halls, the Hall of the King is accessible from the main map. Enter from the top level of Minas Tirith, The Citadel or via "instance travel" -- Journey to the Hall of the King-icon.png Journey to the Hall of the King, for those who have pledged Allegiance to the Kingdom of Gondor. To enter the Hall of the King from Minas Tirith, use the Black Lebethron Casket next to the doors leading to the Tower of Ecthelion. If you enter the Tower of Ecthelion doors from Minas Tirith - After Battle you are taken to the version of the Tower of Ecthelion that shows King Theoden resting in high honour.



The Tower of Ecthelion, also known as the White Tower, was 50 fathoms (300 feet) tall. The plain white standard of the Stewards of Gondor flew from its pinnacle.

There was a chamber high in the Tower and above it in the summit, just under its dome, there was a secret room where the palantír of Minas Anor, the Anor-stone was housed.

The White Tower was first built by King Calimehtar in T.A. 1900 to house the Anor-stone. In T.A. 2698, the Tower was repaired and rebuilt by the Steward Ecthelion I, for whom the Tower came to be named.

[1]After the fall of Sauron, on May 1, the standard of the Stewards of Gondor was raised for the last time. That day Aragorn was crowned King and when he entered the Citadel, the Livery of Elendil bearing the Tree and the Stars was unfurled on the pinnacle of the Tower of Ecthelion.


Men - The Kingdom of Gondor - Hall of the King
The War of the Ring has been won, but now Aragorn must secure the young peace against those who would endanger it. Swear your allegiance to Gondor, and you will aid the new king as he seeks to make safe his lands and his people.

Hall of the King

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Note: while there are expert crafters present, there are no crafting facilities available.



  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Steward and the King"