Like his forefathers, he was raised by Elrond in Rivendell while his father Arador dwelt in the wild. Arathorn asked for the hand of Gilraen at a very young age. Though her father Dírhael initially opposed the marriage, his wife prevailed upon him to agree to the match, as she foresaw that an early death awaited Arathorn.
Arathorn became the Chieftain of the Dúnedain in TA 2930, when his father was captured by Hill-trolls. He ruled for only three years until TA 2933, when he was slain by an arrow that pierced his eye (in the fan work, he was stabbed by many arrows although the fatal one went to his eye) while hunting orcs. He was followed by his infant son Aragorn, also known as Elessar Telcontar.
In the fan work (released in December 2009) Born of Hope, Arathorn II is played by actor Christopher Dane. The fan film has been released, and substantial plot is available. We do know that Gilraen will appear as will a toddler Aragorn II. The film's site can be found here.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, VII: "The Heirs of Elendil"
- ↑ 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"