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Battle of the Crossings of Erui

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| name=Battle of the Crossings of Erui
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| conflict=[[Kin-strife]] of [[Gondor]]
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| date={{TA|1447}}
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| place=[[Crossings of Erui]] in [[Lebennin]]
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| result=Victory and restoration of [[Eldacar]]
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| side1= People of [[Calenardhon]], [[Anórien]], [[Ithilien]], and [[Northmen]]
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| side2= People of the coasts, especially [[Pelargir]] and [[Haven of Umbar|Umbar]]
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| commanders1=[[Eldacar]]
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| commanders2=[[Castamir|Castamir the Usurper]]
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| casual1=Heavy
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| casual2=Heavy, Castamir
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The '''Battle of the Crossings of Erui''' was the last battle of the [[Kin-strife]] of [[Gondor]].
 
The '''Battle of the Crossings of Erui''' was the last battle of the [[Kin-strife]] of [[Gondor]].
  
After a decade of cruel rule by [[Castamir|Castamir the Usurper]], the people of Gondor rebelled, and the rightful king [[Eldacar (King of Gondor)|Eldacar]] returned to his Kingdom.
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==History==
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In {{TA|1447}}<ref name="TA">{{App|TA}}</ref> the rightful King [[Eldacar (King of Gondor)|Eldacar]] returned to Gondor at the head of an army composed of [[Northmen]] and many of the folk from the northern fiefs of the realm.  [[Castamir|Castamir the Usurper]] gathered the peoples of the coasts, especially from [[Pelargir]] and [[Haven of Umbar|Umbar]], and met Eldacar's forces at the [[Crossings of Erui]],<ref name="Gondor">{{App|Gondor}}</ref> on the road between Pelargir and [[Minas Tirith]].<ref>{{RK|Map}}</ref>
  
Castamir and his men were cornered at the [[Crossings of Erui|Crossings]] of the river [[Erui]], on the road from [[Minas Tirith]] to [[Pelargir]], and Eldacar personally killed Castamir there.
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The resulting clash was a victory for Eldacar, who slew Castamir in personal combat and regained the throne.  However, the sons of Castamir, his kin, and many people of the fleets escaped.  After enduring the [[Siege of Pelargir]],<ref name="Gondor"/> in {{TA|1448|n}}<ref name="TA"/> these enemies of the king sailed to Umbar, for Eldacar had no ships to stop themUmbar became a refuge for the rebels for generations, until finally subdued by King [[Aragorn|Elessar]] in the [[Fourth Age]].<ref name="Gondor"/>
 
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Castamir's heirs were then besieged in Pelargir after the victory, eventually fleeing to Umbar.  However, many [[Númenóreans]] of pure blood were killed at Erui.
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Battle of the Crossings of Erui
Conflict: Kin-strife of Gondor
Date: T.A. 1447
Place: Crossings of Erui in Lebennin
Outcome: Victory and restoration of Eldacar
Combatants

People of Calenardhon, Anórien, Ithilien, and Northmen

People of the coasts, especially Pelargir and Umbar

Commanders

Eldacar

Castamir the Usurper

Casualties

Heavy

Heavy, Castamir

The Battle of the Crossings of Erui was the last battle of the Kin-strife of Gondor.

History

In T.A. 1447[1] the rightful King Eldacar returned to Gondor at the head of an army composed of Northmen and many of the folk from the northern fiefs of the realm. Castamir the Usurper gathered the peoples of the coasts, especially from Pelargir and Umbar, and met Eldacar's forces at the Crossings of Erui,[2] on the road between Pelargir and Minas Tirith.[3]

The resulting clash was a victory for Eldacar, who slew Castamir in personal combat and regained the throne. However, the sons of Castamir, his kin, and many people of the fleets escaped. After enduring the Siege of Pelargir,[2] in 1448[1] these enemies of the king sailed to Umbar, for Eldacar had no ships to stop them. Umbar became a refuge for the rebels for generations, until finally subdued by King Elessar in the Fourth Age.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor"