'Those that watch from afar', the seven Seeing Stones brought by Elendil and his sons from NÃºmenor; made by FÃ«anor in Aman (see 69, and The Two Towers III 11). 342, 362 Pelargir 'Garth of Royal Ships,' the NÃºmenÃ³rean haven above the delta of Anduin. 329
'Those that watch from afar', the seven Seeing Stones brought by Elendil and his sons from NÃºmenor; made by FÃ«anor in Aman. Singular palantÃr.
The Stones of Seeing; powerful crystalline globes that enabled their users to witness events and converse with one another over great distances. Seven of these were brought to Middle-earth by Elendil.
There were originally seven palantÃri in Middle-earth (there were evidently others in Aman, too). Three of these were definitely lost or destroyed: those of AnnÃºminas, Amon SÃ»l and Osgiliath. The Stone of Elostirion in the Tower Hills was taken back to Aman on the Ring-bearers' White Ship. The Anor-stone and the Orthanc-stone both survived into the Fourth Age.
The fate of the seventh, the Ithil-stone, is not completely certain. It was in Barad-dÃ»r during the War of the Ring, and was most likely destroyed in the downfall of Sauron. The substance used to make the palantÃri, though, was exceptionally strong, and there remains a very slight chance that the Ithil-stone also survived into the Fourth Age.