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Council of Gondor

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In his account of [[Arvedui]]'s claim on [[Gondor]]'s throne, [[Tolkien]] once mentions a body known as the Council of Gondor, that took authority over Gondor after the loss of [[Ondoher]] left it kingless. Except for the fact that it acted under the control of Steward [[Pelendur]], we are told almost nothing of this Council or its normal function.
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The '''Council of Gondor''' took authority over Gondor after the loss of [[Ondoher]] left it kingless, and it acted under the control of Steward [[Pelendur]]. The Council is known from  [[Arvedui]]'s claim on [[Gondor]]'s throne.
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==History==
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It was traditional among the [[Men of Númenor]] for the King to maintain a [[Council of the Sceptre]] composed of nobles from each of the main regions of [[Númenor]], together with the King's Heir as advisers.
  
It was traditional among the [[Men of Númenor]] for the King to maintain a council of advisers, and it is not unreasonable to presume that their descendants in Gondor followed a similar system. The Númenórean '[[Council of the Sceptre]]' was composed of nobles from each of the main regions of [[Númenor]], together with the King's Heir. It is fair to assume, then, that Gondor's Council was made up from representatives of each of the South-kingdom's separate lands, probably in addition to the King's heir, and apparently the Steward as well.
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Obviously that their descendants in Gondor followed a similar system made up from representatives of each of the South-kingdom's separate lands, probably in addition to the King's heir, and apparently the Steward as well.
  
 
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Revision as of 21:55, 22 October 2009

The Council of Gondor took authority over Gondor after the loss of Ondoher left it kingless, and it acted under the control of Steward Pelendur. The Council is known from Arvedui's claim on Gondor's throne.

History

It was traditional among the Men of Númenor for the King to maintain a Council of the Sceptre composed of nobles from each of the main regions of Númenor, together with the King's Heir as advisers.

Obviously that their descendants in Gondor followed a similar system made up from representatives of each of the South-kingdom's separate lands, probably in addition to the King's heir, and apparently the Steward as well.