Arador was the fourteenth of the Chieftains of the Dúnedain.
Arador became the Chieftain of the Dúnedain in T.A. 2912 at the death of his father. This was after the Fell Winter, and great floods devastated Enedwaith and Minhiriath. The city of Tharbad at the southern end of the former realm of Arnor was ruined and deserted.