Battle of the Crossings of Erui

Conflict: Kin-strife
Date: TA 1447[1]
Place: Crossings of Erui
Outcome: Victory for Eldacar and the defeat of Castamir and his rebels
Eldacar and his supporters Castamir and his rebels
Eldacar Castamir†
A unknown number following Eldacar A unknown number following Castamir
Unknown but possibly Heavy Very Heavy, since Castamir's army was utterly defeated and routed

The Battle of the Crossings of Erui was the last battle of the Kin-strife of Gondor.


After a decade of cruel rule by Castamir the Usurper, the people of Gondor rebelled, and the rightful king Eldacar of Gondor returned to his Kingdom from the north in TA 1447. Castamir and his men were cornered at the Crossings of the river Erui, on the road from Minas Tirith to Pelargir, and Eldacar personally killed Castamir there. The Castamir's heirs were then besieged in Pelargir after the victory, eventually fleeing to Umbar. However, many Dúnedain of pure Númenórean blood were killed at Erui.[2][1][3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Third Age"
  2. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A: Annals of the Kings and Rulers, I: The Númenórean Kings, (iv): "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  3. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Third Age, "Battles"

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