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Arassuil was the eleventh of the Chieftain of the Dúnedain.


Like his forefathers, Arassuil was raised by Elrond in Rivendell while his father Arahad II dwelt in the wild. After the death of his father in TA 2719, he became the eleventh Chieftain of the Dúnedain. During his rule, he fought off Orcs raids coming from the Misty Mountains and into Eriador. The Rangers fought hard trying to hold them off and were victorious[2], but there was nothing they could do about those that reached the Shire, where the hobbits were forced to fight off the dangerous enemy themselves under Bandobras "Bullroarer" Took.[3]

During his rule, a great and perilous Long Winter arrived in TA 2759 fell upon Eriador that took the lives of many. Gandalf and the Rangers had to help the Hobbits of the Shire live through it. Arassuil died in TA 2784 after serving as chieftain for sixty-five years, and was followed by his son Arathorn I.[2]

Behind the ScenesEdit

Arasuil was a former name until it was corrected on a later page of J.R.R. Tolkien's manuscript on the subject.[1]

Chieftains of the Dúnedain

Aranarth | Arahael | Aranuir | Aravir | Aragorn I | Araglas | Arahad I | Aragost | Aravorn | Arahad II | Arassuil | Arathorn I | Argonui | Arador | Arathorn II | Aragorn II (Elessar)


  1. 1.0 1.1 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, VII: "The Heirs of Elendil"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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"
  3. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Third Age"

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