/ Stone of Orthanc
   The palantír of the Tower of Orthanc.
   One of the seven palantíri or seeing-stones brought to Middle-earth by Elendil, and kept in the ancient stronghold of Orthanc. It was discovered there by Saruman when he took Isengard as his base, and used by him in his treacherous dealings with Sauron.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary. . 2003.

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