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Roll of Honor Herendil
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UT, Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin:
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Now Tuor and Voronwë made ready to depart. Tuor took with him the small bow and arrows that he had brought, beside the gear that he had taken from the hall; but his spear, upon which his name was written in the Elven-runes of the North, he set upon the wall in token that he had passed.
Did anyone ever find Tuor's spear? Gelmir and Arminas, Annael's people, the Gondolindrim, enemies?
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I dont recall it ever being mentioned again... Was the hall ever mentioned before the destruction of Beleriand?
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At least the spear is not mentioned in Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin again.

Edit: The halls are mentioned, but nothing indicates that anyone ever found the spear.


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The years had not shaken it [the halls], and the servants of Morgoth had passed it by;
So enemies at least knew of the place.


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Thus Turgon lived long in bliss; but Nevrast was desolate, and remained empty of living folk until the ruin of Beleriand.
Heh, living folk? Were there ghosts there? Oh well, I guess the sentence means that noone lived there.

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Now Tuor and Voronwë made ready to depart. Tuor took with him the small bow and arrows that he had brought, beside the gear that he had taken from the hall; but his spear, upon which his name was written in the Elven-runes of the North, he set upon the wall in token that he had passed.
An interesting bit of lore written in but never to my knowledge expanded upon. His spear must still be there.
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If this passage were written by a different author, my spidey-sense would immediately tingle and I would assume that the spear would be found 600 pages later by some distantly related character, thus creating a satisfying Aha! moment.

Tolkien — who knows? He may well have intended that the spear never be found, and lay where Tuor left it forever. Or he may never have gotten around to writing the passage where it's found by Gil-galad or whoever.

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J K Rowling, right?
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Still would have been a mighty useful weapon.
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Yes, but against the wall it remains, saying 'Tour Was Here'!
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