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Aranarth

Aranath

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T.A. 1938 - T.A. 2106
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Aranarth (S."Royal Noble") was the eldest son of King Arvedui of Arthedain. When Arthedain was overrun by the Angmarrim in T.A. 1974, his father fled westward. Aranarth, however, took his family and much of Fornost's treasures and went east to Imladris, where he organized the Rangers of the North. Thus, he became their first Chieftain and he established the precedent that the Lords of the Rangers would always be reared in Rivendell. Arvedui died in the icy waters of the Bay of Forochel the following year, ending any hope of refounding Arthedain, and the Rangers of the North were entrusted with the realm's legacy. His son and heir, Aranarth, ruled from T.A. 1974 until T.A. 2106.

Notes

  • In LotR Appendix A, Aranarth is indicated as the elder son of Arvedui, meaning that he had at least one younger brother.
  • In LotR Appendix A, Dírhael is said to be a descendant of a younger branch of Aranarth, meaning he had at least one other child.

References

  • 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
  • 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  • 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies"
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 196
  • ICE MERP #2005: Arnor: The Realm, Wesley J. Frank, et al. (1994)
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