Valacar becomes Ambassador to Vidugavia, King of Rhovanion
Event Type: Political
Age: 3rd Age - The Kings
Years: 1250 ~ 1260
But [Rómendacil] being at this time [after the 3rd Invasion of Gondor by Easterlings] much troubled by assaults of Easterlings sought to attach the Northmen more closely to his allegiance.
The Peoples of Middle-earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil: The Southern Line of Gondor: The Anárioni
But since [Rómendacil] needed men, and desired to strengthen the bond between Gondor and the Northmen, he took many of them into his service and gave to some high rank in his armies.
Rómendacil showed especial favour to Vidugavia, who had aided him in the war. He called himself King of Rhovanion, and was indeed the most powerful of the Northern princes, though his own realm lay between Greenwood and the River Celduin. In 1250 Rómendacil sent his son Valacar as an ambassador to dwell for a while with Vidugavia and make himself acquainted with the language, manners, and policies of the Northmen. But Valacar far exceeded his father's designs. He grew to love the Northern lands and people, and he married Vidumavi, daughter of Vidugavia. It was some years before he returned.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion
Elena Tiriel 12Dec04, 18Jul14