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'''Ostoher''' ([[Third Age]] 222 – 492, aged 270) was the seventh [[King of Gondor]], ruling for 81 years, from Third Age 411 until his death. His name means "Fortress Lord".
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}}'''Ostoher''' ({{TA|222}}<ref name="Elendil">{{PM|Elendil}}</ref> {{TA|492|n}},<ref>{{App|South}}</ref> aged 270) was the seventh [[King of Gondor]].
  
Around 420, Ostoher expanded the citadel of [[Minas Anor]]. Reconstructing the citadel was a massive undertaking (some sources suggest that it took as long as ten years), and might have been the source of Ostoher's royal name. After the construction was finished, he took Minas Anor as his summer residence, a tradition carried on by his successors.
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==History==
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In {{TA|420}}, Ostoher rebuilt and enlarged [[Minas Anor]].<ref name="TA">{{App|TA}}</ref> Upon completion, he made Minas Anor his summer residence, which became the tradition of his successors.<ref>{{App|Gondor}}</ref>
  
Much later in his reign, [[Gondor]] suffered its first serious assault since the defeat of [[Sauron]] some five centuries before. In 490 bands of [[Easterlings]] appeared, threatening the region of north [[Ithilien]]. By this time Ostoher was an old man, and he sent his heir [[Tarostar]] to meet the threat. Tarostar was successful, but the campaign took 10 years, so Ostoher never his son's victory.
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Later, in {{TA|490}}, [[Gondor]] was invaded for the first time by [[Easterlings]]. Since Ostoher had become an old man his son [[Tarostar]] worked to defeat this threat. Tarostar succeeded, but not until {{TA|500}}, years after Ostoher's death.<ref name="TA"/>
  
Ostoher was succeeded by his son, who took the name [[Rómendacil I|Rómendacil]] ("East-victor") to celebrate his triumph.
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==Etymology==
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'''Ostoher''' means "Fortress Lord" in [[Quenya]].
  
 
== Genealogy ==
 
== Genealogy ==
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    [[Eärendil of Gondor|Eärendil]]
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{{familytree |EAR|EAR=[[Eärendil (King of Gondor)|Eärendil]]}}
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{{familytree | |!| |}}
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{{familytree |ANR|ANR=[[Anardil (King of Gondor)|Anardil]]}}
    [[Anardil of Gondor|Anardil]]
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{{familytree | |!| |}}
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{{familytree |OST|OST='''OSTOHER'''}}
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{{familytree | |!| |}}
    '''OSTOHER'''
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{{familytree |TAR|TAR=[[Rómendacil I|Tarostar]]}}
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{{familytree | |!| |}}
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{{familytree |TUR|TUR=[[Turambar (King of Gondor)|Turambar]]}}
    [[Tarostar]] (also known as [[Rómendacil I]])
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    [[Turambar of Gondor|Turambar]]
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|prev=[[Anardil of Gondor|Anardil]]
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|list=7th [[King of Gondor]]<br><code>III</code> 411 – 492
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}}
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==External link==
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== Other Versions of the Legendarium ==
*[http://www.taibu.net/familytree Family-Tree of the Eldar and Atani]
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Ostoher's name was originally "Ostohir", which was changed to "Ostonir", and then finally "Ostoher" in the Second Edition of ''The Lord of the Rings''.<ref name="Elendil"/>
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Revision as of 12:43, 4 November 2012

Matěj Čadil - Ostoher of Gondor.jpg
Ostoher
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Gondor
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
BirthT.A. 222
RuleT.A. 411 - 492 (81 years)
DeathT.A. 492 (aged 270)
Family
HouseHouse of Anárion
ParentageAnardil
ChildrenRómendacil I
Physical Description
GenderMale
Ostoher (T.A. 222[1]492,[2] aged 270) was the seventh King of Gondor.

History

In T.A. 420, Ostoher rebuilt and enlarged Minas Anor.[3] Upon completion, he made Minas Anor his summer residence, which became the tradition of his successors.[4]

Later, in T.A. 490, Gondor was invaded for the first time by Easterlings. Since Ostoher had become an old man his son Tarostar worked to defeat this threat. Tarostar succeeded, but not until T.A. 500, years after Ostoher's death.[3]

Etymology

Ostoher means "Fortress Lord" in Quenya.

Genealogy

Eärendil
 
 
 
 
Anardil
 
 
 
 
OSTOHER
 
 
 
 
Tarostar
 
 
 
 
Turambar


Other Versions of the Legendarium

Ostoher's name was originally "Ostohir", which was changed to "Ostonir", and then finally "Ostoher" in the Second Edition of The Lord of the Rings.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
  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. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
Ostoher
House of Anárion
Born: T.A. 222 Died: T.A. 492
Preceded by:
Anardil
7th King of Gondor
T.A. 411 - 492
Followed by:
Rómendacil I