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Arveleg I

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'''Arveleg I''' ('Mighty King') was the son of King [[Argeleb I]] of [[Arthedain]].
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|rule= III 1356
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|death= III 1409
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|age= 100
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'''Arveleg I''' ([[Third Age|T.A.]] 1309 - 1409, died aged 100) was the 8th King of [[Arthedain]], succeeding his father, [[Argeleb I]], in 1356 when he was killed by evil men from [[Rhudaur]].
  
He came to the throne in 1356 at the death of his father by the hands of men of [[Rhudaur]].
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Arveleg avenged the death of his father, driving back the [[Orcs]] and men of [[Angmar]] with the help of [[Cardolan]] and [[Lindon]]. Arthedain and Cardolan kept a watchful guard at the line of the [[Weather Hills]] around [[Weathertop]],  the [[Great East Road]], and the lower reaches of the river [[Hoarwell]]. During this time [[Rivendell]] was besieged by Angmar.
  
Arveleg avenged the death of his father, driving back the [[Orcs]] and men of [[Angmar]] with the help of [[Cardolan]] and [[Lindon]].
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Arveleg was killed in T.A. 1409, when a great host from Angmar suddenly broke the lines, overrunning [[Cardolan]] and destroying the fortress at Weathertop. Arveleg was slain but the [[palantíri|palantír]] of Weathertop was saved. Rhudaur was now fully emptied of [[Númenórean]] blood, and became a fief of Angmar. Cardolan was ravaged.
  
Arthedain and Cardolan] kept a watchful guard at the line of the [[Weather Hills]] around [[Weathertop]],  the [[Great East Road]], and the lower reaches of the river [[Hoarwell]]. During this time [[Rivendell]] was besieged by Angmar.
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Arveleg ruled for fifty-three years and was succeeded by his 18 year old son upon his death in 1409.
 
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Arveleg was killed in 1409 [[Third Age|T.A.]], when a great host from Angmar suddenly broke the lines, overrunning [[Cardolan]] and destroying the fortress at Weathertop. Arveleg was slain but the [[palantíri|palantír]] of Weathertop was saved.
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Rhudaur was fully emptied of [[Númenórean]] blood, and became a fief of Angmar. Cardolan was ravaged.
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Arveleg was succeeded by his not yet full-grown son [[Araphor]].
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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 ==
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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".{{Sequence
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|prev=[[Argeleb I]]
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|next=[[Araphor]]
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|list=8th [[Kings of Arnor|King of Arthedain]]<br><code>III</code> 1356 - 1409
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[[Category:Rulers of Arthedain]]

Revision as of 19:14, 11 December 2006

Template:Royalty infobox Arveleg I (T.A. 1309 - 1409, died aged 100) was the 8th King of Arthedain, succeeding his father, Argeleb I, in 1356 when he was killed by evil men from Rhudaur.

Arveleg avenged the death of his father, driving back the Orcs and men of Angmar with the help of Cardolan and Lindon. Arthedain and Cardolan kept a watchful guard at the line of the Weather Hills around Weathertop, the Great East Road, and the lower reaches of the river Hoarwell. During this time Rivendell was besieged by Angmar.

Arveleg was killed in T.A. 1409, when a great host from Angmar suddenly broke the lines, overrunning Cardolan and destroying the fortress at Weathertop. Arveleg was slain but the palantír of Weathertop was saved. Rhudaur was now fully emptied of Númenórean blood, and became a fief of Angmar. Cardolan was ravaged.

Arveleg ruled for fifty-three years and was succeeded by his 18 year old son upon his death in 1409.

Genealogy

  Isildur
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 Argeleb I
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 ARVELEG I
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  Araphor

Etymology

Arveleg's name is Sindarin for "Mighty King" from ar meaning "royal", and beleg (becoming lenited to veleg) meaning "mighty, strong".

Preceded by:
Argeleb I
8th King of Arthedain
III 1356 - 1409
Followed by:
Araphor