Castamir the Usurper, King of Gondor, slain by Eldacar in the Battle of the Crossings of Erui
Event Type: Genealogical
Age: 3rd Age - The Kings
An event in the Kin-strife in Gondor; see that entry for an overview:
Eldacar son of Valacar (at first called Vinitharya) deposed 1437. Castamir the Usurper †1447. Eldacar restored, died 1490.
Aldamir (second son of Eldacar) †1540 ...
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The Realms in Exile
Eldacar himself slew Castamir in combat, and so was avenged for Ornendil; but Castamir's sons escaped....
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion
Elena Tiriel 11Dec04