Thread: The Palantiri
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Old 06-16-2002, 08:11 PM   #7
Birdland
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I agree with you, Belin. I think when Pippin got a brief glimpse of the Orthanc Stone as it rolled down the steps towards the pool, and then even touched it, that was all it took to make him want to gaze into it again.

I think it may have had the same effect on Denethor as well. Sauron's will was flowing into these stones, making people want to gaze into them. Sauron could then "twist" the message and drive the user to despair by showing them lies and half-truths about he strengths. Plus luring people to use the Palantir was a great way for Sauron to get info on the actions of his enemies, as he tried to do with Pippin.

Only Aragorn was up to looking into the Face of the Dark Lord and beating him at his own game.
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