MeduseldMeduseld - The Great Golden Hall built by Brego, son of Eorl.


"The guards now lifted the heavy bars of the doors and swung them slowly inwards grumbling on their great hinges.  The travelers entered.  Inside it seemed dark and warm after the clear air upon the hill.  The hall was long and wide and filled with shadows and half lights; mighty pillars upheld its lofty roof.  But here and there bright sunbeams fell in glimmering shafts from the eastern windows, high under the deep eaves.  Through the louver of the roof, above the thin wisps of issuing smoke, the sky showed pale and blue.  As their eyes changed, the travelers perceived that the floor was paved with stones of many hues; branching runes and strange devices intertwined beneath their feet.  They saw now that the pillars were richly carved, gleaming with gold and half-seen colours.  Many woven cloths were hung upon the walls, and over their wide spaces marched figures of ancient legend..." ~The Two Towers, Book III, chap. 6 (The King of the Golden Hall)