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Line of Ship-kings of Gondor begins with Tarannon Falastur

Event Type: Political

Age: 3rd Age - The Kings

Year: 0830

Description:

The accession of Tarannon Falastur begins the era of the four Ship-kings of Gondor who build up the realm's navy to its maximum strength:
830
Falastur begins the line of Ship-kings of Gondor.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age

The Southern Line: Heirs of Anárion

Kings of Gondor....

Here followed the four 'Ship-kings':
Tarannon Falastur 913. He was the first childless king, and was succeeded by the son of his brother Tarciryan.
Eärnil I 936,
Ciryandil 1015,
Hyarmendacil I (Ciryaher) 1149. Gondor now reached the height of its power.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The Realms in Exile

With Tarannon, the twelfth king, began the line of the Ship-kings, who built navies and extended the sway of Gondor along the coasts west and south of the Mouths of Anduin. To commemorate his victories as Captain of the Hosts, Tarannon took the crown in the name of Falastur 'Lord of the Coasts'.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion

[Owing] to the vigour of the 'Ship-kings', the line from Falastur onwards, Gondor reached the height of its power.

The Peoples of Middle-earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil: The Southern Line of Gondor: The Anárioni


Notes
The sign indicates a premature death, in battle or otherwise, though an annal of the event is not always included.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers

Contributors:
Tanaqui 16Apr05
Elena Tiriel 9Sep09

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