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The King's Court, called also the Courts of the King, was a court located in the royal palace of the Kings of Númenor in the capital city of Armenelos.[1][2]


Nimloth, the White Tree of Númenor, once grew here. In the days of Sauron's influence over the mighty King Ar-Pharazôn, the King's Court where the tree was was forbidden to the Faithful on the orders of Sauron. Hearing that Sauron was urging the king to cut down tree, Isildur, son of Elendil went to Armenelos in disguise and to the Court passing the guard and a stole fruit from the tree. However, the guards realized what was being done and as a result Isildur had to fight his way out of the Court, successfully returning home but wounded. After this, Ar-Pharazôn yielded to the demands of Sauron and finally had the tree cut down.[3][4]


  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D: Calendars
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Second Age, "Númenor"
  3. The Silmarillion, Akallabêth (The Downfall of Númenor)
  4. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

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