Arvedui came to the throne in TA 1964 at the death of his father. Arvedui married Fíriel, daughter of King Ondoher of Gondor, who was killed in TA 1944. At Ondoher's death, Arvedui sent messages to Gondor claiming the throne as a direct descendant of Isildur, but he was refused: the Men of Gondor appointed general Eärnil as King instead.
Arvedui became King of Arthedain soon after, and in TA 1974 Angmar attacked again, driving the Dúnedain away. Gondor sent help in the form of a great fleet, but it came too late: Arthedain was destroyed, and Arvedui fled to the Ice-bay of Forochel.
The prophecy became truth, for Arvedui was indeed the last King of Arnor, and likewise the line of the Kings of Gondor also ended with Earnil's son Eärnur. The realms were not reunited until over a thousand years later, when Aragorn became King Elessar.
|King of Arthedain|
TA 1964 - TA 1975
None, Kingdom destroyed and rights ceded to the Chieftains of the Dúnedain
|Kings of Arnor & Kings of Arthedain|
|Arnor:||Elendil | Isildur | Valandil | Eldacar | Arantar | Tarcil | Tarondor | Valandur | Elendur | Eärendur|
|Arthedain:||Amlaith | Beleg | Mallor | Celepharn | Celebrindor | Malvegil | Argeleb I | Arveleg I | Araphor | Argeleb II | Arvegil | Arveleg II | Araval | Araphant | Arvedui|