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What is this object called?

A Palantir is almost like a crystal ball crossed with a telephone. They can be used to communicate across vast distances, and to see (vaguely) into the future or past.
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The Lord of the Rings is that rarest of things: a piece of fiction as fun as it is deep, and as moving as it is wildly entertaining. It's perhaps for that reason, beyond anything else, the series has had such monumental impact on the hearts of fans... as well as its outsized influence on fantasy fiction for the past 60-odd years. But Tolkien didn't just set out to tell a genre-defining story—as much as anything else, the author wanted to build a world. At that, he truly excelled. The LOTR series is littered with information that alludes to a story going back hundreds and hundreds of years. Time to see how much of that information you know! Here's a test of your knowledge: drawn from the movies, books, and lore.

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