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Orchaldor

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]

[edit] Etymology

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

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Elendil
350 - 751
 
Vëantur
b. 451
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Meneldur
543 - 942
 
Almarian
unknown
 
 
 
Hatholdir
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Erendis
771 - 985
 
Tar-Aldarion
700 - 1098
 
Almiel
b. 729
 
Ailinel
b. 712
 
ORCHALDOR
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Ancalimë
873 - 1285
 
Hallacar
852 - 1211
 
 
 
 
 
Soronto
b. 799
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Anárion
1003 - 1404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[edit] References

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