|Position||Chieftain of the Dúnedain|
|Birth||T.A. 2365 |
|Rule||T.A. 2455 - 2523|
|Death||T.A. 2523, age 158 |
During his rule, in T.A. 2460, Sauron returned to Dol Guldur with increased strength, and thus the Watchful Peace was ended. In response to this, in 2463 the White Council was formed in Rivendell, consisting of wizards (with Saruman as its head) and elf-lords.
Also during his rule, orcs began to increase and multiply in the Misty Mountains, and on one trip from Lothlorien and Rivendell, in 2509, the orcs revealed themselves, and Celebrían's escort was waylaid. She was taken and tortured. Her sons Elladan and Elrohir rescued her, but she no longer wished to stay in Middle-earth, so she left for Valinor in 2510.
Arahad's name is Sindarin, but it's etymology is uncertain. It contains the usual royal prefix ara- meaning "king", but the had is a litle harder to work out. It could be had meaning "hurl, throw", it could be sad (lenited to had) meaning "place, spot", or it could be related to sador meaning "faithful person".
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 196
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
|7th Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2455 - 2523