Isildur becomes King of Arnor and Gondor
Event Type: Political
Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance
An event in the War of the Last Alliance; see that entry for an overview:
Isildur, King of Gondor, succeeds his father Elendil as King of Arnor and Gondor:
The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur
Arnor. Elendil †S.A. 3441, Isildur †2, Valandil 249....
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The Realms in Exile
After the fall of Sauron, Isildur, the son and heir of Elendil, returned to Gondor. There he assumed the Elendilmir1 as King of Arnor, and proclaimed his sovereign lordship over all the Dúnedain in the North and in the South; for he was a man of great pride and vigour.
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields
'We have heard that the name of Elendil stands to this day at the head of the line of the Kings of Gondor, since he was accounted the high king of all the lands of the Dúnedain. While Elendil still lived, the conjoint rule in the South was committed to his sons; but when Elendil fell, Isildur departed to take up the high kingship of his father, and committed the rule in the South in like manner to the son of his brother. He did not relinquish his royalty in Gondor, nor intend that the realm of Elendil should be divided for ever.'
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion
† The sign † indicates a premature death, in battle or otherwise, though an annal of the event is not always included.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers
1 The sceptre was the chief mark of royalty... in Arnor, whose kings wore no crown, but bore a single white gem, the Elendilmir, Star of Elendil, bound on their brows with a silver fillet....
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur: The North-kingdom and the Dúnedain, Footnote
Elena Tiriel 7Nov07, 2Dec07