Aragorn was the descendant of the Kings of Arnor and the Heir of Isildur and thus, when he became King of Gondor ant the end of the War of the Ring he was crowed by right kin of both Arnor and Gornor. Using the resources of the victorious Gondor, Aragorn took the royal name King Elessar, refurbished and reunited the Two Kingdoms( of which Arnor had politically split and ceased to be long ago), and rebuilt the ancient ruined cities of Arnor in Eriador. With the defeat of Sauron and Mordor, the Reunited Kingdom became the dominant power on northwest Middle-earth, retaking all territories that originallly belonged to both Arnor and Gondor at the greatest extents, excluding only Rohan and the Shire.
Reunited Kingdom military campaigns Edit
Additionally, during the first century of the Fourth Age Aragorn led the armies of the Reunited Kingdom in many successful miliary campaigs that:
- retook the Province of South Gondor (Harondor)
- re-established dominance over Rhovanion (Wilderland) eastwards to the Sea of Rhûn
- conquered the Corsairs of Umbar, who had attacked Gondor during the War of the Ring and made Umbar a Province of Gondor once again
Umbar had originally been a Númenórean port and an important city of Gondor in ancient times before ultimately being conquered by the followers of Castamir following the Kin-strife, who distanced Umbar from Gondor and befriended Harad. Elessar finally reconquered the city, and the Reunited Kingdom stretched South along the coast from the Mouths of the Anduin River to the Haven of Umbar. Much of Harad was defeated and became tributary states. Aragorn was also held to be the protector of Dale (which included Esgaroth), and the Dwarf realm of Erebor although these allies maintained their own rule and kings. Aragorn is assumed to have rebuilt the old northern capital of Annúminas.
- Aragorn II, King Elessar, the first king of the Reunited Kingdom
- Eldarion, son of Aragorn, the second king of the Reunited Kingdom