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Though their royal cities were wasted, and their people dwindled, the line of Isildur's Heirs continued for another sixteen generations under the title '[[Chieftains of the Dúnedain|Chieftain of the Dúnedain]]', who were Arvedui's descendants and ruled the remnants of the [[Dúnedain of Arnor]]. When the line of the Kings of Gondor also failed and the [[Ruling Steward|Ruling Stewards]] ruled the Kingdom, it was the Chieftains who held the line of Anárion alive, but they were hidden in the north, forgotten by nearly all.<ref name=gondor/>
 
Though their royal cities were wasted, and their people dwindled, the line of Isildur's Heirs continued for another sixteen generations under the title '[[Chieftains of the Dúnedain|Chieftain of the Dúnedain]]', who were Arvedui's descendants and ruled the remnants of the [[Dúnedain of Arnor]]. When the line of the Kings of Gondor also failed and the [[Ruling Steward|Ruling Stewards]] ruled the Kingdom, it was the Chieftains who held the line of Anárion alive, but they were hidden in the north, forgotten by nearly all.<ref name=gondor/>
  
The Heir of Isildur was a target of [[Sauron]], if any remained in [[Middle-earth]]; when [[Arathorn II]] died, the [[Wise]] decided to protect his son [[Aragorn]] by raising him without telling him of his name and heritage.<ref>{{App|Tale}}</ref>
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The Heir of Isildur was a target of [[Sauron]], if any remained in [[Middle-earth]]; when [[Arathorn II]] died, the [[Wise]] decided to protect his son [[Aragorn]] raising him without telling him of his name and heritage.<ref>{{App|Tale}}</ref>
  
 
The last Chieftain was [[Aragorn|Aragorn II]] of the [[War of the Ring]], who famously came to [[Minas Tirith]] and reclaimed the High Kingship of all the western lands as the [[Reunited Kingdom]].<ref name="Eriador"/>
 
The last Chieftain was [[Aragorn|Aragorn II]] of the [[War of the Ring]], who famously came to [[Minas Tirith]] and reclaimed the High Kingship of all the western lands as the [[Reunited Kingdom]].<ref name="Eriador"/>

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