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==History==
 
==History==
Araphor was only eighteen years old when he came to the throne of Arthedain because his father was killed in battle in the defence of [[Amon Sûl]]. Although young, Araphor was valiant and he avenged his father by repelling the enemy from [[Fornost]] and the [[North Downs]] with the aid of [[Círdan]] of [[Lindon]]. The remnant faithful of the [[Dúnedain]] in [[Cardolan]] also helped repel the enemy from the [[Tyrn Gorthad]], or took refuge in the [[Old Forest|forest]] behind.
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Araphor was only eighteen years old when he came to the throne of Arthedain because his father was killed in battle in the defence of [[Weathertop|Amon Sûl]]. Although young, Araphor was valiant and he avenged his father by repelling the enemy from [[Fornost]] and the [[North Downs]] with the aid of [[Círdan]] of [[Lindon]]. The remnant faithful of the [[Dúnedain]] in [[Cardolan]] also helped repel the enemy from the [[Tyrn Gorthad]], or took refuge in the [[Old Forest|forest]] behind.
  
 
It was during the wars with Angmar, and the reign of Araphor, that the [[Stoors]] living in the [[Angle of Eriador|Angle]] (between the rivers [[Hoarwell]] and [[Loudwater]]) continued to move west and south out of Rhudaur out of dread. Some of the Stoors went back over the [[Misty Mountains]] to dwell beside the [[Gladden River|Gladden]] become the fisherfolk [[Sméagol]] and [[Déagol]] descended from.  
 
It was during the wars with Angmar, and the reign of Araphor, that the [[Stoors]] living in the [[Angle of Eriador|Angle]] (between the rivers [[Hoarwell]] and [[Loudwater]]) continued to move west and south out of Rhudaur out of dread. Some of the Stoors went back over the [[Misty Mountains]] to dwell beside the [[Gladden River|Gladden]] become the fisherfolk [[Sméagol]] and [[Déagol]] descended from.  

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Template:Royalty infobox Araphor (T.A. 1391 - 1589, died aged 198) was the ninth king of Arthedain, succeeding his father, Arveleg I, upon his death in 1409.

History

Araphor was only eighteen years old when he came to the throne of Arthedain because his father was killed in battle in the defence of Amon Sûl. Although young, Araphor was valiant and he avenged his father by repelling the enemy from Fornost and the North Downs with the aid of Círdan of Lindon. The remnant faithful of the Dúnedain in Cardolan also helped repel the enemy from the Tyrn Gorthad, or took refuge in the forest behind.

It was during the wars with Angmar, and the reign of Araphor, that the Stoors living in the Angle (between the rivers Hoarwell and Loudwater) continued to move west and south out of Rhudaur out of dread. Some of the Stoors went back over the Misty Mountains to dwell beside the Gladden become the fisherfolk Sméagol and Déagol descended from.

Also during Araphor's rule, there were many problems in Gondor including the Kin-strife, the burning of Osgiliath (and the loss of its palantír), and wars with the people of Harad and Umbar.

Araphor ruled for 180 years - the second-longest ruler of the Northern Line (after Valandil) - and was succeeded by his son, Argeleb II, upon his death in 1589.

Etymology

Araphor's name is Sindarin for "Royal Fist" from ar meaning "royal", and paur meaning "fist" (compare with Celebrimbor). This could be a reference to Araphor's valiance.

Genealogy

 
Isildur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arveleg I
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARAPHOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argeleb II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arvegil
 


Preceded by:
Arveleg I
9th King of Arthedain
III 1409 - 1589
Followed by:
Argeleb II