Arahad I was the seventh of the Chieftains of the Dúnedain.
Like his forefathers, Arahad was raised by Elrond in Rivendell while his father Araglas dwelt in the wild. He became the Chieftain of the Dúnedain in 2455 at the death of his father. During his rule as chieftain, it was discovered that Sauron had returned to Dol Guldur, and the Watchful Peace came to an end in TA 2460. In Rivendell, the White Council was formed, of which he became a member, together with the Wizards and many Elf-lords.
Some time later the Misty Mountains were once again invaded by the Orcs. Elrond's wife Celebrian was taken by Orcs and tortured. She later left Middle-earth for Valinor. Arahad died in TA 2523 after serving as chieftain for sixty-eight years, and was followed by his son Aragost.
|Chieftains of the Dúnedain|
- ↑ The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, VII: "The Heirs of Elendil"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A: Annals of the Kings and Rulers, I: The Númenórean Kings, (iii): "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
- ↑ The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Third Age"