A Dúnadan built tower dominated the landscape up in the hills and had stood since the second age. The tower was composed of granite blocks and had a steel door, locked by an exceedingly clever lock made by the Dwarves of the Iron Hills in ages past. No one lived there, or such was what is popularly believed. In all truth the tower was a waystation for the scouts of Gondor, though at times is was quite true that the tower was empty and no key lay in living hands due to some misfortune of war.
The ruins were often a waystation for travelers and merchants and at times bartering took place here. It also could be quite dangerous in later years as Gondor's power waned as nomadic tribes of horsemen sought for lightly protected caravans.