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Narmacil I

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}}'''Narmacil I''' was the seventeenth [[King of Gondor]].
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}}'''Narmacil I''' {{TA|1049}}<ref>{{PM|Elendil}}</ref> – {{TA|1294|n}},<ref name="South">{{App|South}}</ref> aged 245 years) was the seventeenth [[King of Gondor]].
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Narmacil was the son of [[Atanatar II|Atanatar II Alcarin]], and inherited the Kingship when it was at the height of its power and wealth. He was not a great King, and indeed soon tired of the role. In [[Third Age 1240]], after just fourteen years on the throne, he turned over the rule of [[Gondor]] to his nephew [[Minalcar]], who ruled as [[Regent of Gondor|Regent]] through the rest of Narmacil's titular Kingship.
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Narmacil inherited the Kingship from his father [[Atanatar II|Atanatar II Alcarin]] in {{TA|1226}}.<ref name="South"/>  He also seems to have inherited his father's indolent disposition for in {{TA|1240|n}} he declared [[Minalcar]], the son of his younger brother [[Calmacil]], to be the Regent of the realm.  During the remainder of Narmacil's reign Minalcar ruled in his name.<ref>{{App|Gondor}}</ref>
  
Narmacil's Regent Minalcar was a powerful and energetic man, who routed the armies of the [[Easterlings]], fortified the borders of Gondor and actively pursued diplomacy with Gondor's neighbouring tribes. It is not recorded, though, that his uncle King Narmacil had any hand in any of Minalcar's great endeavours. Narmacil, in fact, is chiefly remembered as being Gondor's second childless King, the first having been [[Tarannon Falastur]] in the tenth century.
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Narmacil ultimately became second childless King of [[Gondor]] and was succeeded by his younger brother [[Calmacil (King of Gondor)|Calmacil]].<ref name="South"/>
  
Narmacil I sat on the throne of Gondor for sixty-eight years, but for fifty-four of these years Minalcar ruled Gondor as Regent. Narmacil died childless, and was succeeded by his younger brother [[Calmacil (King of Gondor)|Calmacil]].
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== Genealogy ==
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Revision as of 21:27, 17 August 2011

This article is about the seventeenth King of Gondor. For the twenty-ninth King, and descendent of Narmacil I, see Narmacil II.
Narmacil I
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Gondor
LanguageWestron
BirthT.A. 1049
RuleT.A. 1226 - 1294 (68 years)
DeathT.A. 1294 (aged 245)
Family
HouseHouse of Anárion
ParentageAtanatar II
SiblingsCalmacil
ChildrenNone
Physical Description
GenderMale
Narmacil I T.A. 1049[1]1294,[2] aged 245 years) was the seventeenth King of Gondor.

History

Narmacil inherited the Kingship from his father Atanatar II Alcarin in T.A. 1226.[2] He also seems to have inherited his father's indolent disposition for in 1240 he declared Minalcar, the son of his younger brother Calmacil, to be the Regent of the realm. During the remainder of Narmacil's reign Minalcar ruled in his name.[3]

Narmacil ultimately became second childless King of Gondor and was succeeded by his younger brother Calmacil.[2]

Genealogy

 
 
Hyarmendacil I
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atanatar II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NARMACIL I
 
Calmacil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minalcar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valacar


References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
Narmacil I
Preceded by:
Atanatar II Alcarin
17th King of Gondor
T.A. 1226 - 1294
Followed by:
Calmacil