The Lord of the Rings Middle Earth Places: Beacons of Gondor
Beacons of Gondor:
- Appear in The Return of the King
The Beacons of Gondor are a ancient warning system made up of a series of watchtowers with pyres. The pyres are lit as a call to Gondor's allies to come its aid. As soon as he arrives in Minas Tirith, Gandalf advises Denethor to light the Beacons of Gondor, which would summon Rohan and King Théoden. Denethor states that there is no point since Gondor is alone and the Rohirrim have long abandoned them.