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Arveleg I

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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]].
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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]].
  
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.
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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.
  
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.
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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.  
  
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 ruled for fifty-three years and was succeeded by his 18 year old son, [[Araphor]], upon his death in 1409.
  
 
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Revision as of 12:30, 12 January 2007

Template:Royalty infobox Arveleg I (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.

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.

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 palantír was saved.

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

Genealogy

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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