Castamir alienates the people of Northern Gondor
Event Type: Political
Age: 3rd Age - The Kings
Years: 1437 ~ 1447
An event in the Kin-strife in Gondor; see that entry for an overview:
Many ... of the Dúnedain of the northern parts of the realm ... had learned to esteem [Eldacar], and many more came to hate his usurper. This was Castamir, grandson of Calimehtar, younger brother of King Rómendacil II. He was ... the Captain of Ships, and was supported by the people of the coasts and of the great havens of Pelargir and Umbar.
'Castamir had not long sat upon the throne before he proved himself haughty and ungenerous. He was a cruel man, as he had first shown in the taking of Osgiliath. ... the slaughter and destruction done in the city at his bidding far exceeded the needs of war. This was remembered in Minas Anor and in Ithilien; and there love for Castamir was further lessened when it became seen that he cared little for the land, and thought only of the fleets, and purposed to remove the king's seat to Pelargir.'
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion
Elena Tiriel 12Dec04