|Birth||S.A. 712 |
|Parentage||Tar-Meneldur and Almarian|
|Gallery||Images of Ailinel|
Ailinel (Q, pron. [ˈa͡ɪlinel], stem Ailinell-) was the second child of Tar-Meneldur and Almarian of Númenor. Her elder brother was Aldarion, who later became King Tar-Aldarion, and her younger sister was 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 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).