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King of Gondor

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The line of lords descended from Elendil's son Anárion.
The title of the lords of the Dúnedain, Elendil and his descendants, who ruled theKingdom of Gondor. The line of the Kings came to an end when Eärnur answered the challenge of the Lord of the Nazgûl and was lost in Minas Morgul. After his loss, Gondor was ruled by hereditary Stewards until the installation of Aragorn II Elessar (a direct descendant of Elendil) after the War of the Ring.

1- Elendil (Ruled for 121 years to II 3441): He founded both Arnor and Gondor, and ruled the two kingdoms as High King. His royal seat was in his own capital in the north, Annúminas, and during his reign, Gondor was under the direct command of his two sons, Isildur and Anárion. He formed the Last Alliance, and marched to the defeat of Sauron, but he himself was lost in that great victory.
2- Isildur (Ruled for 2 years to III 2): He succeeded his father as High King, but before departing into the north, spent time ordering the South-kingdom. In the second year of the Third Age, he left Gondor in the care of his nephew Meneldil, the son of his brother Anárion, and rode away into the north. On his journey, Isildur was ambushed by Orcs and slain, and so the Kingship of Gondor passed on to Meneldil and his heirs.
3- Meneldil (Ruled for 156 years to III 158): Isildur was lost with his three eldest sons, leaving just his fourth son Valandil, then a mere boy, as heir. At thistime Meneldil took on the full Kingship of Gondor, and its Kings through the next thirty generations would be his descendants.
4- Cemendur (Ruled for 80 years to III 238).
5- Eärendil (Ruled for 86 years to III 324).
6- Anardil (Ruled for 87 years to III 411).
7- Ostoher (Ruled for 81 years to III 492): Ostoher rebuilt and expanded Minas Anor (later Minas Tirith) and took it for his summer residence. During his reign Gondor began to suffer attacks out of the wild eastern lands.
8- Rómendacil I (Ruled for 49 years to III 541): He defeated the Easterlings, and took the name Rómendacil - 'East-victor' - in token of this. Nonetheless he met his death in renewed attacks by the Wild Men out of the East.
9- Turambar (Ruled for 126 years to III 667): Turambar avenged his father's death, and won wide lands for Gondor in the east.
10- Atanatar I (Ruled for 81 years to III 748).
11- Siriondil (Ruled for 82 years to III 830).
12- Tarannon Falastur (Ruled for 83 years to III 913): The first of the four Ship-kings, Tarannon put his energies into the building of Gondor's navies. His Queen, Berúthiel, was sent into exile, and so he was the first of Gondor's Kings to die childless. He was succeeded by his nephew, the son ofhis brother Tarciryan.
13- Eärnil I (Ruled for 23 years to III 936): The second Ship-king famously captured the southern Haven of Umbar for Gondor, expanding its boundaries even farther. He was lost in a storm off the very coastshe had conquered.
14- Ciryandil (Ruled for 79 years to III 1015): In Ciryandil's time, the Haradrim came against Umbar, and the King died in its defence.
15- Hyarmendacil I (Ruled for 134 years to III 1149): He avenged his father's death, and pressed on to capture land in the south for Gondor, extending its borders to their greatest extent in history.
16- Atanatar II (Ruled for 77 years to III 1226): Because of the extent and wealth of his realm, he was called Alcarin, Atanatar the Glorious, though he lacked the adventuring warrior spirit of his predecessors.
17- Narmacil I (Ruled for 68 years to III 1294): Narmacil tired of the cares of Kingship, and appointed a Regent to manage the Kingdom for him. This was his nephew Minalcar, who would one day rule in his own stead as Rómendacil II. He died without issue, and was succeeded instead by his younger brother.

(Continued in King of Gondor 2 - next entry).

 

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