Pelendur becomes interim Steward of Gondor
Event Type: Genealogical
Age: 3rd Age - The Kings
Date: July 14, 1944
Stewards of Gondor.
The House of Húrin: Pelendur 1998. He ruled for a year after the fall of Ondoher, and advised Gondor to reject Arvedui's claim to the crown. Vorondil the Hunter 2029....
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The Realms in Exile
Pelendur. [Manuscript] B has here...: 'Became Steward 1940; ruled the realm during the interregnum 1944-, when he surrendered authority to Eärnil II.'
The Peoples of Middle-Earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil: The Stewards of Gondor
The date is an estimate, set to follow the presumed death dates of Ondoher and all his heirs in the Battle against the Wainriders at the Morannon.
1 This early manuscript originally placed the end of the interregnum at 1960, but Eärnil II's accession date was later changed in canon to 1945.
Elena Tiriel 10May05