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This article is about a the King of Gondor. For the fourth King of Arnor, see Eldacar (King of Arnor).

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Eldacar

Biographical information

Other names
Vinitharya
Date of birth
Year ascended to the throne
TA 1432 (first time), TA 1447 (restored)
Date of death
Realms ruled
Spouse
Unnamed wife
Weapon
King's sword

Physical description

Race
Gender
Male
Height
Hair color
Eye color
Actor
Voice
Character

Eldacar born as Vinitharya was the twenty-first King of Gondor and the son of Valacar and the northwoman Vidumavi, he was born during the time his father was acting as ambassador to Rhovanion.

BiographyEdit

Eldacar was born as Vinitharya in the Kingdom of Rhovanion. In TA 1260, he was brought to Gondor by his father. His reign saw the already lingering unrest explode, for he was the son of princess Vidumavi, a daughter of the Northmen King Vidugavia, a lesser man. After ascending the throne in TA 1432, he reigned for five years when he was deposed and driven from Osgiliath into exile to Rhovanion by his far relative Castamir the Usurper, who reigned for ten bloody years in a civil war called the Kin-strife. While being in exile he slowly gathered support from the Northmen and the Dúnedain from the northern parts of Gondor. One reason for their hatred was that Castamir had executed Ornendil, Eldacar's firstborn son.

By TA 1447, he had finally gathered enough strength and support and marched south with his army and slew Castamir personally in battle at the Crossings of Erui. But Castamir's sons escaped and Gondor's purest blood was split. He besieged Pelargir where Castamir's sons held out the last resistance. Eldacar had no ships at his disposal (for Castamir was the Lord of Ships of Gondor) and Castamir's sons finally fled to Umbar.

Eldacar reigned until TA 1490 and was succeeded by his second son Aldamir.[1][2]

EtymologyEdit

Eldacar was a Quenyan word that meant 'Elf-head'.

Preceded by:
Valacar
Castamir the Usurper
King of Gondor
TA 1432 - TA 1437 (first time)
TA 1447 - TA 1490 (restored)
Followed by:
Aldamir


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 Lord of the Rings: Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  2. The Lord of the Rings: Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"

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