His parents were the ruling Queen, Tar-Vanimeldë, and her consort, Herucalmo. Tar-Alcarin should have succeeded his mother upon her death, but Herucalmo usurped the throne and held it for twenty years before he died, and Tar-Alcarin rightfully gained the throne.
The period in which he ruled was still a mostly peaceful one in Númenor, but in Middle-earth Sauron ruled the lands, and the shadow had fallen on Númenor as well. Herucalmo's usurping of the throne was generally considered an evil deed by the people.
Tar-Alcarin ruled for eighty years, then was succeeded by his son, Tar-Calmacil.
The name Alcarin means "Glorious".
Tar-Anducal (Herucalmo), the usurper
|King of Númenor|
SA 2657 - SA 2737
|Rulers of Númenor|
Elros Tar-Minyatur | Vardamir Nólimon | Tar-Amandil | Tar-Elendil | Tar-Meneldur | Tar-Aldarion | Tar-Ancalimë | Tar-Anárion | Tar-Súrion | Tar-Telperiën | Tar-Minastir | Tar-Ciryatan | Tar-Atanamir | Tar-Ancalimon | Tar-Telemmaitë | Tar-Vanimeldë | Tar-Anducal (Herucalmo) | Tar-Alcarin | Tar-Calmacil | Tar-Ardamin | Ar-Adûnakhôr | Ar-Zimrathôn | Ar-Sakalthôr | Ar-Gimilzôr | Tar-Palantir | Ar-Pharazôn
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Unfinished Tales, Introduction, Part Two, III: "The Line of Elros, The Kings of Númenor"
- ↑ The Silmarillion, Index of Names