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|Birth||S.A. 712 |
|House||House of Elros|
|Parentage||Tar-Meneldur and Almarian|
|Siblings||Tar-Aldarion and Almiel|
|Gallery||Images of Ailinel|
Because her brother Tar-Aldarion had only one child — a daughter — he changed the law of succession so that his 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).