Eldacar (King of Gondor)
|Position||King of Gondor|
|Birth||T.A. 1255 |
|Rule||T.A. 1432 - T.A. 1490|
|Death||T.A. 1490, aged 235 years |
His reign saw the already lingering unrest explode, for he was the son of princess Vidumavi, a daughter of the Northmen King Vidugavia, a lesser Man.
After ascending the throne in Third Age 1432 he reigned for five years when he was deposed and driven from Osgiliath into exile to Rhovanion by his far relative Castamir "The Usurper" in a civil war called the Kin-strife.
In 1447 he marched south with his army and slew Castamir personally at the Battle of Erui. But Castamir's sons escaped and Gondor's purest blood was spilt. He besieged Pelargir where Castamir's sons held out the last resistance. Eldacar had no ships at his disposal (for Castamir was the Lord of Ships of Gondor) and Castamir's sons finally fled to the Haven of Umbar.
Eldacar reigned until 1490 and was succeeded by his second son Aldamir.
Though the short lifespan of Eldacar's mother was one of the provocations of the Kin-strife, Eldacar himself lived a long life anyway, dying only three years younger than his father Valacar.
Castamir "The Usurper"
|22nd King of Gondor