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<center>{{quote|Mighty was the array of the house of the king.|''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part Two]]'', "[[The Fall of Gondolin (chapter)|The Fall of Gondolin]]"}}</center>
  
The '''House of the King''' was one of the [[Twelve Houses of the Gondothlim]], under the personal command of King [[Turgon]] in [[Gondolin]]. They wore white and gold and red, and their emblems the moon and the sun and the [[Scarlet Heart]]. During the [[Fall of Gondolin]], the King's House was untouched until all the houses were gathered again at the [[Square of the Palace]], for they had remained there during the fighting at the [[North Gate of Gondolin|North Gate]]. But after [[Gothmog (balrog)|Gothmog, Lord of Balrogs]] was slain by [[Ecthelion|Ecthelion of the Fountain]], they hurled themselves upon the [[Orcs]], and even slew two score [[Balrogs]]. They forced one of the terrible [[Fire-drakes]] into the [[Fountain of the King]], and it perished, though the water did also. But many of them were killed by the heat, the serpents, the enemy, and one another, for the steam that rose from the fountain obscured their view. But a body of them saved the king, and there was a rally of men beneath [[Glingal]] and [[Belthil]]. No more is said of this house, but they probably perished with Turgon.<ref>{{LT2|III}}</ref>
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The '''House of the King''' was one of the [[Twelve Houses of the Gondolindrim]], according to the early version of the [[Legendarium]] in ''[[The Book of the Lost Tales]]''.
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==History==
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This folk was under the personal command of King [[Turgon]] in [[Gondolin]]. They wore white and gold and red, and their emblems the moon, the sun and the [[Scarlet Heart]].<ref name=Gondolin>{{LT2|III}}</ref>{{rp|172}} During the [[Fall of Gondolin]], the King's House was untouched until all the houses were gathered again at the [[Square of the Palace]], for they had remained there during the fighting at the [[North Gate of Gondolin|North Gate]]. But after [[Gothmog (balrog)|Gothmog, Lord of Balrogs]] was slain by [[Ecthelion|Ecthelion of the Fountain]], they hurled themselves upon the [[Orcs]], and even slew two score [[Balrogs]]. They forced one of the terrible [[Fire-drakes]] into the [[Fountain of the King]], and it perished, though the water did also. But many of them were killed by the heat, the serpents, the enemy, and one another, for the steam that rose from the fountain obscured their view. But a body of them saved the king, and there was a rally of men beneath [[Glingol]] and [[Bansil]]. No more is said of this house, but they probably perished with Turgon.<ref name=Gondolin></ref>{{rp|187}}  
  
 
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* [[Scarlet Heart]]
* [[Twelve Houses of the Gondolindrim]]
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* [[House of Fingolfin]]
* [[Turgon]]
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Revision as of 14:37, 2 June 2020

House of the King
Noble House
Rondador - House of the King.png
General Information
Other namesFolk of the King
FounderTurgon
LeaderKing of Gondolin
LocationsGondolin
DestroyedF.A. 510
Physical Description
RaceNoldor
HeirloomsGlamdring
"Mighty was the array of the house of the king."
The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Fall of Gondolin"

The House of the King was one of the Twelve Houses of the Gondolindrim, according to the early version of the Legendarium in The Book of the Lost Tales.

History

This folk was under the personal command of King Turgon in Gondolin. They wore white and gold and red, and their emblems the moon, the sun and the Scarlet Heart.[1]:172 During the Fall of Gondolin, the King's House was untouched until all the houses were gathered again at the Square of the Palace, for they had remained there during the fighting at the North Gate. But after Gothmog, Lord of Balrogs was slain by Ecthelion of the Fountain, they hurled themselves upon the Orcs, and even slew two score Balrogs. They forced one of the terrible Fire-drakes into the Fountain of the King, and it perished, though the water did also. But many of them were killed by the heat, the serpents, the enemy, and one another, for the steam that rose from the fountain obscured their view. But a body of them saved the king, and there was a rally of men beneath Glingol and Bansil. No more is said of this house, but they probably perished with Turgon.[1]:187

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "III. The Fall of Gondolin"
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