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Ailinel

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The second child of [[Tar-Meneldur]] and [[Almarian]] of [[Númenor]], Ailinel's elder brother was [[Aldarion]], who later became King [[Tar-Aldarion]], and her younger sister was known as [[Almiel]]. Ailinel wedded a noble named [[Orchaldor]], a descendant of the House of [[Hador]], and they had a son named [[Soronto]].  
 
The second child of [[Tar-Meneldur]] and [[Almarian]] of [[Númenor]], Ailinel's elder brother was [[Aldarion]], who later became King [[Tar-Aldarion]], and her younger sister was known as [[Almiel]]. Ailinel wedded a noble named [[Orchaldor]], a descendant of the House of [[Hador]], and they had a son named [[Soronto]].  
  
Because her brother [[Tar-Aldarion]] had only one child - a daughter - he changed the law of succession so that child could become a Ruling Queen. According to some readings of [[Númenor]]'s complex laws of inheritance, if the law had not changed, Ailinel's son [[Soronto]] would have become [[Tar-Aldarion]]'s heir. If history had been different, then, Ailinel would have been the foremother of the succeeding Kings of [[Númeno]]r (though sources differ on the technicalities of this point).  
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Because her brother [[Tar-Aldarion]] had only one child - a daughter - he changed the law of succession so that child could become a Ruling Queen. According to some readings of [[Númenor]]'s complex laws of inheritance, if the law had not changed, Ailinel's son [[Soronto]] would have become [[Tar-Aldarion]]'s heir. If history had been different, then, Ailinel would have been the foremother of the succeeding Kings of [[Númenor]] (though sources differ on the technicalities of this point).  
  
 
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Revision as of 03:39, 1 April 2006

The second child of Tar-Meneldur and Almarian of Númenor, Ailinel's elder brother was Aldarion, who later became King Tar-Aldarion, and her younger sister was known as Almiel. Ailinel wedded a noble named Orchaldor, a descendant of the House of Hador, and they had a son named Soronto.

Because her brother Tar-Aldarion had only one child - a daughter - he changed the law of succession so that child could become a Ruling Queen. According to some readings of Númenor's complex laws of inheritance, if the law had not changed, Ailinel's son Soronto would have become Tar-Aldarion's heir. If history had been different, then, Ailinel would have been the foremother of the succeeding Kings of Númenor (though sources differ on the technicalities of this point).