The city of Annuminas looking out over Lake Evendim as seen in The Lord of the Rings Online.
|Place in Arda|
|Summary||Seat of the Kings of Arnor|
|Lord||Kings of Arnor|
|Lifespan||SA 3429 – TA 861|
Annúminas was once the capital city of the Kingdom of Arnor. It was located in the land of Evendim ("evening twilight") along the southern shores of Nenuial (also known as Lake Evendim), the origin of the Brandywine River. The city was home to the Kings of Arnor and was founded by High King Elendil himself. It was the first capital of the Realms in Exile, and housed the chief Palantír of the North.
The city survived for nearly a thousand years, but eventually it declined in population, the Kings of Arnor moved the capital to Fornost Erain sometime before the end of the Second Age, and eventually Annúminas was abandoned. By the end of the Third Age Annúminas had lain in ruins for more than 2,000 years. After the War of the Ring, early in the Fourth Age, Elessar (Aragorn) refounded the city and made it his northern capital. The king would often spend his time at Annúminas and meet his friends there.
Appearances in adaptationsEdit
Annúminas, along with the Lake Evendim and Hills of Evendim is present in The Lord of the Rings Online. The city as partially sunken, as the waters of the Lake rose since the city was abandoned. What remains on the surface is available for exploration and adventuring.
Annúminas was a Sindarin word meaning 'West Tower'.