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Ar-Belzagar

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[[Tar-Calmacil]] was a great warrior who succeeded his father [[Tar-Alcarin]] to become the eighteenth King of [[Númenor]]. In his time, the falling away of the [[Númenóreans]] that had begun centuries earlier in the reign of [[Tar-Atanamir]] became stronger, and he was the first King whose name was translated into the native [[Adûnaic]] speech of [[Númenor]]: Ar-Belzagar. Both names apparently mean 'King Light-sword', a reference to his warlike youth.
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'''Calmacil''' ([[Second Age]] 2516 – 2825, aged 309 years) was the son of [[Tar-Alcarin]], [[King of Númenor]], and a great warrior of his nation. He was a ardent member of the [[King's Men]] and during his time the [[Númenóreans]] became increasingly hardened against the will of the [[Valar]]. Calmacil took up the [[Sceptre]] as '''Tar-Calmacil''', a [[Quenya]] name like all his forefathers, but he changed his name to '''Ar-Belzagar''', his native [[Adûnaic]] tongue. His successors also chose Adûnaic names, further driving the kingdom away from the [[Valar]].
  
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Both ''Calmacil'' and ''Belzagar'' mean "Sword of Light", a reference to his warlike youth.
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|next=[[Ar-Abattârik]]
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|list=18th [[King of Númenor]]<br><code>II</code> 2737 – 2825
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[[Category:Rulers of Númenor]]
 
[[Category:Rulers of Númenor]]

Revision as of 21:32, 10 June 2006

Calmacil (Second Age 2516 – 2825, aged 309 years) was the son of Tar-Alcarin, King of Númenor, and a great warrior of his nation. He was a ardent member of the King's Men and during his time the Númenóreans became increasingly hardened against the will of the Valar. Calmacil took up the Sceptre as Tar-Calmacil, a Quenya name like all his forefathers, but he changed his name to Ar-Belzagar, his native Adûnaic tongue. His successors also chose Adûnaic names, further driving the kingdom away from the Valar.

Both Calmacil and Belzagar mean "Sword of Light", a reference to his warlike youth.

Preceded by:
Tar-Alcarin
18th King of Númenor
II 2737 – 2825
Followed by:
Ar-Abattârik