Tar-Meneldur was the fifth King of Númenór. He was born Írimon, the eldest son and third child of Tar-Elendil, in S.A. 543 and came to the throne in S.A. 740. Wise, gentle, and patient, he was an even-handed monarch. Meneldur was the first to sense that an Evil was stirring in Endor, and he surrendered the sceptre in S.A. 883 in order to make sure that Westernesse was being ruled vigorously during the coming time of trouble. Tar-Aldarion, his only son and eldest child, succeeded him. Meneldur compiled a number of great treatises on the stars before dying in S.A. 942.
- Sceptre of Númenor