Tar-Ciryatan (SA 1634 - SA 2035, r. SA 1869 - SA 2029), or Ar-Balkumagân in Adûnaic, was the twelfth ruler of Númenor. His rule marked the first coming of the shadow upon the Númenóreans and their rulers, the speaking out openly against the Valar and the Ban, colonialism, and dominion abroad.
Tar-Ciryatan was born in SA 1634 and was the son Tar-Minastir. He loved ships and everything connected to ship-lore and ship building. His heart was restless in Númenor and before succeeding his father, he went on many voyages around the world travelling east, north, and south but never west as many yearned to do but never could because of the Ban of the Valar.
He succeeded his father in SA 1869 and became a mighty king building great armadas of ships and the Númenóreans began large scale colonization of the coastal cities, and held the peoples of Middle-earth in subjugation demanding great tribute from them. As Tar-Ciryatan was greedy of wealth in these days, he received the pick of the many metals and gems that had been taken by his men in payment or as spoils of war.
His name literally means "Ship-builder" in Quenya.
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|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