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'''Adrahil I''' was a [[Gondorian]] [[Prince]] who lived around [[Third Age 1944]].  
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'''Adrahil I''' was a [[Gondorian]] [[Prince]]<ref>''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', [[Cirion and Eorl]]</ref> who lived around [[Third Age 1944]].
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He descended from the [[Númenorean]] noble house that settled in [[Belfalas]] by [[Elendil]] in the [[Second Age]]<ref name="A"/>. Because of this, it is assumed he was an ancestor of [[Imrazôr]], [[Galador]] and the [[Princes of Dol Amroth]].
  
 
==Life==
 
==Life==
 
When King [[Ondoher]] led his army to face the [[Wainriders]] who threatened [[Gondor]], Adrahil commanded the army's left wing. The soldiers of the right wing were under the command of the King's nephew [[Minohtar]], while the centre was commanded by the king himself and his heir [[Artamir]].  
 
When King [[Ondoher]] led his army to face the [[Wainriders]] who threatened [[Gondor]], Adrahil commanded the army's left wing. The soldiers of the right wing were under the command of the King's nephew [[Minohtar]], while the centre was commanded by the king himself and his heir [[Artamir]].  
  
[[Ondoher]]'s enterprise came to a devastating end: he was surprised by the [[Wainriders]], and his forces were overwhelmed. Adrahil's soldiers, however, were shielded from the attack and survived it. [[Ondoher]] and [[Artamir]] had both been killed, and [[Minohtar]] took charge, sending Adrahil south into Ithilien to form a defensive line from [[Cair Andros]] to the [[Ephel Dúath]].  
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Ondoher's enterprise came to a devastating end: he was surprised by the [[Wainriders]], and his forces were overwhelmed. Adrahil's soldiers, however, were shielded from the attack and survived it. Ondoher and Artamir had both been killed, and Minohtar took charge, sending Adrahil along with both his own command of the Left Wing and those at the rear of the Right Wing who had not yet been engaged.
  
Adrahil's story was never completed, so his fate is uncertain. We know that the [[Wainriders]] eventually broke through [[Minohtar]]'s more northerly defence, but whether they penetrated to Adrahil's position is unknown. If he survived the initial [[Wainriders|Wainrider]] assault, it seems likely that Adrahil would have joined with [[Eärnil]] in his counter-attack, seeing the ultimate defeat of the Wainriders at the [[Battle of the Camp]].  
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Adrahil withdrew south into [[Ithilien]] to form a defensive line from [[Cair Andros]] to the [[Ephel Dúath]]. With these forces he was to cover the approaches of [[Minas Tirith]] and allow Minohtar to form a rearguard and attempt to stem the advance of the Wainriders. Adrahil should at once message [[Eärnil]], and inform him of the disaster of the Morannon and of the position of the retreating Northern Army.
  
== Adrahil and the Princes of Dol Amroth ==
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Adrahil's fate is uncertain; the [[Wainriders]] eventually broke through [[Minohtar]]'s more northerly defence, but whether they penetrated to Adrahil's position is unknown. If he survived the initial assault, it seems likely that Adrahil would have joined with [[Eärnil]] in his counter-attack, seeing the ultimate defeat of the Wainriders at the [[Battle of the Camp]].  
In the chapter [[Cirion and Eorl]] of [[Unfinished Tales]] Adrahil is referred to as ''"Adrahil of Dol Amroth"''. However, since [[Dol Amroth]] would not be named as such until after the drowning of [[Amroth]] in [[Third Age 1981]] this must be an anachronistic error on the part of the chronicler{{ref|1}}. His exact contemporary title is unknown but he was a [[Prince]]{{ref|2}}; a title given to the [[Númenorean]] noble house that settled in [[Belfalas]] by [[Elendil]] in the [[Second Age]]{{ref|1}}. Because of this, it is assumed he was an ancestor of [[Imrazôr]], [[Galador]] and the [[Princes of Dol Amroth]].
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== Adrahil and the Princes of Dol Amroth ==
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In the chapter [[Cirion and Eorl]] of [[Unfinished Tales]] Adrahil is referred to as ''"Adrahil of Dol Amroth"''. However, since [[Dol Amroth]] would not be named as such until after the drowning of [[Amroth]] in [[Third Age 1981]] this must be an anachronistic error on the part of the chronicler<ref name="A">''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', [[Cirion and Eorl]], Note 39.</ref>.
 
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== References ==
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# ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', [[Cirion and Eorl]].
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Revision as of 08:36, 6 January 2009

Adrahil I was a Gondorian Prince[1] who lived around Third Age 1944.

He descended from the Númenorean noble house that settled in Belfalas by Elendil in the Second Age[2]. Because of this, it is assumed he was an ancestor of Imrazôr, Galador and the Princes of Dol Amroth.

Life

When King Ondoher led his army to face the Wainriders who threatened Gondor, Adrahil commanded the army's left wing. The soldiers of the right wing were under the command of the King's nephew Minohtar, while the centre was commanded by the king himself and his heir Artamir.

Ondoher's enterprise came to a devastating end: he was surprised by the Wainriders, and his forces were overwhelmed. Adrahil's soldiers, however, were shielded from the attack and survived it. Ondoher and Artamir had both been killed, and Minohtar took charge, sending Adrahil along with both his own command of the Left Wing and those at the rear of the Right Wing who had not yet been engaged.

Adrahil withdrew south into Ithilien to form a defensive line from Cair Andros to the Ephel Dúath. With these forces he was to cover the approaches of Minas Tirith and allow Minohtar to form a rearguard and attempt to stem the advance of the Wainriders. Adrahil should at once message Eärnil, and inform him of the disaster of the Morannon and of the position of the retreating Northern Army.

Adrahil's fate is uncertain; the Wainriders eventually broke through Minohtar's more northerly defence, but whether they penetrated to Adrahil's position is unknown. If he survived the initial assault, it seems likely that Adrahil would have joined with Eärnil in his counter-attack, seeing the ultimate defeat of the Wainriders at the Battle of the Camp.

Adrahil and the Princes of Dol Amroth

In the chapter Cirion and Eorl of Unfinished Tales Adrahil is referred to as "Adrahil of Dol Amroth". However, since Dol Amroth would not be named as such until after the drowning of Amroth in Third Age 1981 this must be an anachronistic error on the part of the chronicler[2].

References

  1. Unfinished Tales, Cirion and Eorl
  2. 2.0 2.1 Unfinished Tales, Cirion and Eorl, Note 39.