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Earnur

Eärnur

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Eärnur was the thirty-third and last King of Gondor until the restoration of the monarchy with Aragorn II Elessar. He took the throne upon the death of his father Eärnil II in TA 2043, and after his disappearance the Stewards of Gondor ruled in his name for many generations.

BiographyEdit

Eärnur was the son of Eärnil II. He was a great warrior and became a great leader of armies before he became King. His greatest victory was against Angmar in TA 1975 in the Battle of Fornost, in which he defeated the Witch-king, whom he intended to slay had his steed not panicked in terror of the Witch-king's darkness. After becoming King in TA 2043, he was challenged by the Witch-king of Angmar, chief of the Ringwraiths, who then resided in Minas Morgul. Eärnur, being quick to anger and wrath, would have accepted his challenge had the wise Steward Mardil Voronwë not held him back, and so the first challenge went unanswered. In TA 2050 a second challenge came, mocking Eärnur, and Mardil was not able to stop Eärnur from accepting the challenge. After entering the gates of Minas Morgul with a small escort, Eärnur was never heard from again. His crown lay on his father's tomb in the Hallows of Minas Tirith.

The Line of Anárion was broken with the disappearance of Eärnur, and the rule of Gondor passed to the Stewards beginning with Mardil Voronwë, the Steward who had tried to restrain Eärnur from going to Minas Morgul to face the Witch-king. The Stewards were to rule "until the King returns" for it wasn't sure at first whether Eärnur had been killed dueling with the Witch-king or not. In addition, Eärnur left without naming an heir, and while many nobles in Gondor could lay some sort of claim to the kingship, those claims were generally held in doubt, and no one wanted to risk another civil war like the one that had devastated and weakened Gondor.[2]

PersonalityEdit

Eärnur did not inherit his father's wisdom; his only delight was battle and he desired no wife. He was also known for engaging in weapons sports and was more of a champion than a king of men.[2]

EtymologyEdit

Eärnur was a Quenyan word that meant "Sea-friend".[3]

House of AnárionEdit

   
   
   
   
Elendil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Isildur
   
   
   
   
Anárion
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
House of
Isildur
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Three older
siblings
   
   
Meneldil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Cemendur
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Eärendil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Anardil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ostoher
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tarostar
Rómendacil I
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Turambar
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Atanatar I
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Siriondil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Berúthiel
   
   
Tarannon
Falastur
   
   
   
   
Tarciryan
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Eärnil I
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ciryandil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Hyarmendacil I
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Atanatar II
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Narmacil I
   
   
Calmacil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Vidugavia
   
   
Rómendacil II
   
   
   
   
Calimehtar
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Vidumavi
   
   
Valacar
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Eldacar
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Castamir
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ornendil
   
   
Aldamir
   
   
   
   
   
   
Sons
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Vinyarion
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Angamaitë
   
   
Sangahyando
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Minardil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Telemnar
   
   
   
   
   
   
Minastan
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Children
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tarondor
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Telumehtar
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Narmacil II
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Arciryas
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Calimehtar
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Calimmacil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Siriondil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ondoher
   
   
House of
Isildur
   
   
Daughter
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Artamir
   
   
Faramir
   
   
Fíriel
   
   
Arvedui
   
   
MinohtarEärnil II
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Chieftains of
the Dúnedain
of the North
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Eärnur


Portrayal in adaptationsEdit

Narmaleth

Portrait of Narmaleth from The Lord of the Rings Online

Video gamesEdit

In The Lord of the Rings Online, it is revealed that the Witch-king corrupted Eärnur into a Wraith soon after he entered Minas Morgul. Now known as Mordirith, he became known as the False King, Steward of Angmar. In a twisted mockery of the Stewards who replaced him, Mordirith ruled in Carn Dûm on the behalf of the Witch-king, suppressing any form of rebellion from the few Men that had not allied with Angmar. He was killed during the War of the Ring by the Elf Maiden Narmeleth, who felled him with the sword Dunachar. He was thrown into the void of Angmar after his death. Narmeleth was mortally wounded in this battle and died a few minutes later. (The Lord of the Rings Online)

Preceded by:
Eärnil II
King of Gondor
TA 2043 - TA 2050
Followed by:
Aragorn II (after a long gap)


Kings of Gondor

Elendil | Isildur | Meneldil | Cemendur | Eärendil | Anardil | Ostoher | Rómendacil I | Turambar | Atanatar I | Siriondil | Tarannon Falastur | Eärnil I | Ciryandil | Hyarmendacil I | Atanatar II Alcarin | Narmacil I | Calmacil | Rómendacil II | Valacar | Eldacar | Castamir the Usurper | Eldacar (restored) | Aldamir | Hyarmendacil II | Minardil | Telemnar | Tarondor | Telumehtar Umbardacil | Narmacil II | Calimehtar | Ondoher | Eärnil II | Eärnur | Aragorn II Elessar | Eldarion


ReferencesEdit

  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, (iv): "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  3. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

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