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Arveleg I

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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