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{{disambig-two|the eighth [[Kings of Arthedain|King]] of [[Arthedain]]|twelfth King|[[Arveleg II]]}}
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| caption=Arveleg from ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king|The Rise of the Witch-king]]''
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|birth= <code>III</code> 1309
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'''Arveleg I''' ([[Third Age|T.A.]] 1309 - 1409, died aged 100) was the eighth king of [[Arthedain]], succeeding his father, [[Argeleb I]], in 1356 when he was killed by evil men from [[Rhudaur]].
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'''Arveleg I''' ({{TA|1309}}<ref>{{PM|Elendil}}, p. 194</ref> - {{TA|1409}}<ref>{{App|North}}</ref>) was the eighth king of [[Arthedain]], succeeding his father, [[Argeleb I]].
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==History==
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With the help of [[Cardolan]] and [[Lindon]], Arveleg avenged the death of his father by driving back the forces of [[Angmar]] from the [[Weather Hills]]. After that there was a short peace in Arthedain with Arthedain and Cardolan keeping a watchful guard along the [[Great East Road]], the lower [[Hoarwell]] and the Weather Hills. It was during that time that [[Rivendell]] was besieged by the [[Witch-king]]'s forces.
During his lifetime, the father of Arveleg, Argeleb son of [[Malvegil]], was the only King in Arnor that still had [[Isildur]]'s heritage. As such, he claimed lordship over [[Rhudaur]] and [[Cardolan]]. The men of Rhudaur resisted this claim, and a captain of the [[Hill-men]] of that land formed a secret alliance with Argeleb's enemy, the [[Witch-king]] of [[Angmar]]. Thus Arveleg grew up in an era of War. The armies of [[Angmar]] and Rhudaur laid siege to the [[Weather Hills]], and Argeleb fell. And so, in {{TA|1356}}, Arveleg became the eighth King of Arthedain.
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With the help of the Dúnedain of Cardolan and the [[Elves of Lindon]], Arveleg managed to drive out the enemies from the Weather Hills. Arthedain and Cardolan kept a guarded border along the Weather Hills, the [[East Road]] and the lower [[Hoarwell]]. This defense was apparently effective, as Angmar shifted its attention to [[Rivendell]] instead.  
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In 1409 a great host came out of Angmar, crossing the river to enter and ravage Cardolan and to surround [[Weathertop]]. In this battle the tower of [[Amon Sûl]] was destroyed, the [[Dúnedain]] were defeated, and Arveleg was slain. Luckily, in the retreat to [[Fornost]] the [[palantíri|palantír]] was saved.  
  
In {{TA|1409}}, the armies of Angmar and Rhudaur crossed the Hoarwell, occupied Cardolan, and closed in on Weathertop. In a bloody [[Fall of Amon Sûl|battle]], both Arveleg and the last prince of Cardolan were slain. The [[Amon Sûl-stone|palantír]] of Amon Sûl could be saved, however, and was brought to the capital of Arthedain, [[Fornost Erain|Fornost]].
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Arveleg ruled for fifty-three years and was succeeded by his 18 year old son, [[Araphor]], upon his death in 1409.
 
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After his death, Arveleg was succeeded by his 18-year old son, [[Araphor]]. Though this was a young age for one of [[Númenóreans|Númenórean]] blood, he was valiant. With the help of the [[Círdan]] of Lindon, he repelled attacks on Fornost and the [[North Downs]].<ref>{{App|Eriador}}</ref>
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== Genealogy ==
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  [[Isildur]]
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  [[Argeleb I]]
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  '''ARVELEG I'''
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  [[Araphor]]
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== Etymology ==
 
== Etymology ==
Arveleg's name is [[Sindarin]] for "Mighty King" from ''[[aran]]'' meaning "royal", and ''[[beleg]]'' (becoming [[Lenition|lenited]] to ''veleg'') meaning "mighty, strong".<ref>{{S|Appendix}}, entries ''ara(a)-'' and ''beleg''</ref>  It is unusual that ''beleg'' should become ''veleg'' in mutation, as ''(m)beleg'' is in the Sindarin ''mb'' class of words and would normally stay ''beleg'' after ''r''. This could be marked up dialect of the time.
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Arveleg's name is [[Sindarin]] for "Mighty King" from ''[[ar]]'' meaning "royal", and ''[[beleg]]'' (becoming lenited to ''veleg'') meaning "mighty, strong".
 
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==Titles=={{Sequence
== Genealogy ==
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|prev=[[Argeleb I]]
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|next=[[Araphor]]
{{familytree | MAL |MAL=[[Malvegil]]<br/><small>''{{TA|1144|n}} - {{TA|1349|n}}''</small>}}
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|list=8th [[Kings of Arnor|King of Arthedain]]<br><code>III</code> 1356 - 1409
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{{familytree | ARG |ARG=[[Argeleb I]]<br/><small>''{{TA|1226|n}} - {{TA|1356|n}}''†</small>}}
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[[Category:Dúnedain of the North]]
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{{familytree | ARV |ARV='''ARVELEG I'''<br/><small>''{{TA|1309|n}} - {{TA|1409|n}}''†</small>}}
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{{familytree | |!| |}}
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{{familytree | ARA |ARA=[[Araphor]]<br/><small>''{{TA|1391|n}} - {{TA|1589|n}}''</small>}}
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{{familytree | |!| |}}
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{{familytree | ARG |ARG=[[Argeleb II]]<br/><small>''{{TA|1473|n}} - {{TA|1670|n}}''</small>}}
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{{familytree/end}}
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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'''2006: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II]]'':'''
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:The events surrounding Arveleg play a major role in the expansion pack, ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king|The Rise of the Witch-king]]''. Arveleg, voiced by [[Cam Clarke]], is portrayed as using the [[Amon Sûl-stone|palantír of Amon Sûl]] to anticipate the Witch-king's plans. He survives the Fall of Amon Sûl and takes the palantír with him, but destroys it (and himself in the process) to prevent it from falling in the Witch-king's hands.
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| prev=[[Argeleb I]]
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| list=16th [[Heir of Isildur|Heir]] of [[Isildur]]
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| dates={{TA|1356}} - {{TA|1409|n}}
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| list=8th [[Kings of Arthedain|King of Arthedain]]
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| dates={{TA|1356}} - {{TA|1409|n}}
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