|Titles||King of Gondor|
|Birth||T.A. 1126 |
|Rule||T.A. 1304 - 1366 (62 years)|
|Death||T.A. 1366 (aged 240)|
|House||House of Anárion|
Minalcar was a vigourous man, as his uncle King Narmacil I recognized. In order to unburden himself from the cares of government, Narmacil appointed Minalcar as Regent of the realm in T.A. 1240. From then until his father's death in 1304, Minalcar ruled in the name of the kings before becoming King in his own right.
As Regent, Minalcar's main concern was the state of the North. In the wide lands beyond the Anduin the Northmen had multiplied. These people had been shown favour by the Kings in the past but when, in the days of Narmacil I, the Easterlings resumed their attacks it was discovered that not all of the Northmen adhered to Gondor. To secure the region, in T.A. 1248 Minalcar led a great force that defeated a large Easterling army between Rhovanion and the Sea of Rhûn, and even destroyed their encampments east of the Sea. Minalcar then took the name Rómendacil or "East-victor".
After his victory Rómendacil fortified the western shore of the Anduin up to the River Limlight, and had the Pillars of the Argonath built above Nen Hithoel. Seeking to increase Gondor's manpower, Rómendacil brought many Northmen into his service. To one leader, Vidugavia, who called himself the King of Rhovanion, Rómendacil showed special favour. He sent his son Valacar in T.A. 1250 to live with Vidugavia as Gondor's ambassador.
When Narmacil died with no child, Rómendacil's father Calmacil succeeded to the throne. Calmacil, coming to the Kingship in his old age, kept Rómendacil in his position as Regent. When Calmacil died in 1304 his son finally became the King, and became Rómendacil II. After a glorious Regency, he enjoyed a peaceful and uneventful Kingship.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
House of Anárion
|Regent of Gondor
T.A. 1240 - 1304
|19th King of Gondor
T.A. 1304 - 1366