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Valandil assumes his throne as King of Arnor

Event Type: Political

Age: 3rd Age - The Kings

Year: 0010


An event in the aftermath of the Disaster of the Gladden Fields; see that entry for an overview:
Valandil assumes his throne as the 3rd King of Arnor:
Isildur and his three elder sons are slain by Orcs in the Gladden Fields. His fourth son Valandil succeeds to Arnor, but being a child1 remains for a time with Elrond at Imladris.

The Peoples of Middle-earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil

Valandil becomes King of Arnor.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age

In the tenth year of the Third Age Valandil being come to manhood took up the kingship of Arnor and dwelt at Annúminas by Lake Nenuial.

The Peoples of Middle-earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil

Valandil took up his abode in Annúminas, but his folk were diminished, and of the Númenóreans and of the Men of Eriador there remained now too few to people the land or to maintain all the places that Elendil had built....

The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

1   He was approximately 12 years old at the time of his father and brothers' deaths; it is likely that a regent ruled Arnor in Valandil's place until he reached his majority.

Commentary by Elena Tiriel

Lyllyn 26Sep03
Elena Tiriel 7Nov07, 14Mar08

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