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Amlaith of Fornost

Location(s): Arthedain

Race/Species: Man

Type/Kind: Dunadan of the North

Title(s):
1st King of Arthedain (III 861-946)

Dates: III 726-946

Parents: Eärendur, 10th (last) King of Arnor

Siblings:
2 unnamed brothers:
1st King of Cardolan
1st King of Rhudaur

Children: Beleg, 2nd King of Arthedain

Description:

Amlaith of Fornost, eldest son of Eärendur, 10th King of Arnor, is the first King of Arthedain:
The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur

Arnor. ...Eärendur 861.

Arthedain. Amlaith of Fornost (eldest son of Eärendur) 946, Beleg 1029....

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The Realms in Exile

Amlaith of Fornost. born 726 lived 220 years died 946

The Peoples of Middle-Earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil: The Northern Line of Arnor: The Isildurioni

After Eärendur the Northern Kingdom of Arnor was broken up. The sons of the king established smaller independent kingdoms. The direct line of the eldest son ruled the realm of Arthedain in the north-west; their city was Fornost. Annúminas became deserted owing to the dwindling of the people. The chief of the lesser realms were... Cardolan south of the Great Road and east of the Baranduin; and Rhudaur north of the Great Road between the Weather Hills and the Bruinen. There was often strife between the kingdoms; the chief matter of debate was the possession of the Weather Hills and the land westward thence towards Bree. For both Rhudaur and Cardolan desired to control Amon Sûl (which stood upon their borders), because of the Tower built there by Elendil, in which was kept the chief [palantír1] of the North. From this time on the official names of the kings were no longer given, after the manner of Númenor, in High-elven or 'Quenya' form; but the kings of Arthedain used Elvish names of Noldorin form and still maintained their friendship with the Eldar of Lindon and Imladris.

The Peoples of Middle-Earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil: The Northern Line of Arnor: The Isildurioni


Notes
1   This text is from one of Tolkien's early drafts. For the sake of clarity, earlier versions of proper names used by Tolkien in this draft have been replaced with the versions in use in the canon sources. All substitutions are marked with brackets.

Contributors:
Marta - 16-Apr-2005
Elena Tiriel 6Oct07

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