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'''Arveleg I''' was the eighth king of [[Arthedain]], succeeding his father, [[Argeleb I]].
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'''Arveleg I''' ([[Third Age|T.A.]] 1309<ref>This date of birth is only found in ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]'', The Heirs of Elendil (page 194), and may not necessarily be Tolkien's final intention.</ref> - T.A. 1356) was the eighth king of [[Arthedain]], succeeding his father, [[Argeleb I]].
  
 
==Life==
 
==Life==
===The Early Years of the [[Angmar War]]===
 
 
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 [[Third Age 1356|T.A. 1356]], Arveleg became the eighth King of Arthedain.
 
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 [[Third Age 1356|T.A. 1356]], Arveleg became the eighth King of Arthedain.
  
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In [[Third Age 1409|T.A. 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]].
 
In [[Third Age 1409|T.A. 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]].
  
After his death, Arveleg was succeeded by his 18-year old son, [[Araphor]]. Though this was a young age for one of [[Númenórean]] blood, he was valiant. With the help of the [[Círdan]] of Lindon, he repelled attacks on Fornost and the [[North Downs]]{{ref|2}}.  
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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 [[Númenórean]] blood, he was valiant. With the help of the [[Círdan]] of Lindon, he repelled attacks on Fornost and the [[North Downs]]<ref>''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', [[Appendix A]], "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"</ref>.  
  
 
== Etymology ==
 
== Etymology ==
Arveleg's name is [[Sindarin]] for "Mighty King" from ''[[ar]]'' meaning "royal", and ''[[beleg]]'' (becoming lenited to ''veleg'') meaning "mighty, strong"{{ref|3}}.
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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"<ref>''[[The Silmarillion]]'', Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names, entries ''ara(a)-'' and ''beleg''</ref>.
  
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
The events surrounding Arveleg play a major role in [[Electronic Arts]]' video game ''[[EA's 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 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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'''2006: ''[[EA's The Battle for Middle-earth II]]'':'''
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:The events surrounding Arveleg play a major role in the expansion pack, ''[[EA's 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.
  
 
== Genealogy ==
 
== Genealogy ==
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==References==
 
==References==
# {{note|1}} This date of birth is only found in ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]'', The Heirs of Elendil (page 194), and may not necessarily be canonical.
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# {{note|2}} ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', [[Appendix A]], "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
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# {{note|3}} ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names, entries ''ara(a)-'' and ''beleg''
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Revision as of 16:25, 31 August 2008

Template:Royalty infobox Arveleg I (T.A. 1309[1] - T.A. 1356) was the eighth king of Arthedain, succeeding his father, Argeleb I.

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Life

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 T.A. 1356, Arveleg became the eighth King of Arthedain.

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 Great East Road and the lower Hoarwell. This defense was apparently effective, as Angmar shifted its attention to Rivendell instead.

In T.A. 1409, the armies of Angmar and Rhudaur crossed the Hoarwell, occupied Cardolan, and closed in on Weathertop. In a bloody battle, both Arveleg and the last prince of Cardolan were slain. The palantír of Amon Sûl could be saved, however, and was brought to the capital of Arthedain, Fornost.

After his death, Arveleg was succeeded by his 18-year old son, Araphor. Though this was a young age for one of Númenórean blood, he was valiant. With the help of the Círdan of Lindon, he repelled attacks on Fornost and the North Downs[2].

Etymology

Arveleg's name is Sindarin for "Mighty King" from ar meaning "royal", and beleg (becoming lenited to veleg) meaning "mighty, strong"[3].

Portrayal in adaptations

2006: EA's The Battle for Middle-earth II:

The events surrounding Arveleg play a major role in the expansion pack, The Rise of the Witch-king. Arveleg, voiced by Cam Clarke, is portrayed as using the 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.

Genealogy

 
Isildur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argeleb I
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARVELEG I
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Araphor
 


References

  1. This date of birth is only found in The Peoples of Middle-earth, The Heirs of Elendil (page 194), and may not necessarily be Tolkien's final intention.
  2. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
  3. The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names, entries ara(a)- and beleg
Preceded by:
Argeleb I
8th King of Arthedain
III 1356 - 1409
Followed by:
Araphor