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Cardolan and Rhudaur dispute possession of the Palantír of Amon Sûl (estimated date)

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: 3rd Age - The Kings

Year: 0946

Description:
An event in the aftermath of the Division of Arnor; see that entry for more information:

In Arthedain the line of Isildur was maintained and endured, but the line soon perished in Cardolan and Rhudaur. There was often strife between the kingdoms, which hastened the waning of the Dúnedain. The chief matter of debate was the possession of the Weather Hills and the land westward towards Bree. Both Rhudaur and Cardolan desired to possess Amon Sûl (Weathertop), which stood on the borders of their realms; for the Tower of Amon Sûl held the chief Palantír of the North, and the other two were both in the keeping of Arthedain.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur

[Note: the date is estimated, based upon the death of Amlaith of Fornost, the first King of Arthedain following the Division.]

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 19Sep05

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