Known as Parmaite (Q. "Book-handed"), Tar-Elendil was Númenór's fourth King. A Seer from Andúnie, he was the scholarly son of Tar-Amandil and the great-grandson of Elros Tar-Minyatur. The author of many tomes, he collected works of ancient lore, in the tradition of his grandfather Vardamir Nolimon. Endor and its peoples interested him, and during his reign (S.A. 590-740), Númenórean ships began returning to Middle-earth. He surrendered the sceptre to his third son, Meneldur, eleven years before he died. His oldest child and daughter, Silmarien, was the direct ancestor of Elendil the Tall.