Ar-Pharazôn seizes the sceptre of Númenor
Event Type: Political
Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance
Ar-Pharazôn seized the sceptre from Tar-Miriel by marrying her without her consent. His reign eventually led to the downfall of Númenor.
"...whom he named Míriel in the Elven-tongue; and to her now by right and the laws of the Númenóreans came the sceptre. But Pharazôn took her to wife against her will, doing evil in this and evil also in that the laws of Númenor did not permit the marriage, even in the royal house, of those more nearly akin than cousins in the second degree. And when they were wedded, he seized the sceptre into his own hand, taking the title of Ar-Pharazôn (Tar-Calion in the Elven-tongue); and the name of his queen he changed to Ar-Zimraphel."
The Silmarillion, Akallabêth
Quote added by Lyllyn 6.26.03