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Orchaldor

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Orchaldor
Númenórean
Biographical Information
LocationNúmenor
BirthBefore S.A. 799
Númenor
Family
ParentageHatholdir
SpouseAilinel
ChildrenSoronto
Physical Description
GenderMale

Orchaldor, the son of Hatholdir, was descended from the House of Hador. He was a close friend of Tar-Meneldur and married his elder daughter, Ailinel. The son of Orchaldor and Ailinel was Soronto, who desired the kingship. When Tar-Aldarion created a new Law of Succession in Númenor, which allowed his daughter Ancalimë to receive the Sceptre, the possibility existed that if she refused to rule, died childless, or remained unwed beyond a certain time limit, then Soronto would have become King. As it happened, none of these possibilities came to pass and Tar-Ancalimë served as Númenor's first Ruling Queen.[1]

Etymology

Orchaldor's name is Sindarin and appears to mean "Eminent Man" (from the word orchal, 'superior', and the masculine suffix -dor).

Genealogy

Hatholdir
 
Tar-Meneldur
 
Almarian
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ORCHALDOR
 
 
 
Ailinel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Soronto
 
 
 
 
 

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"