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==History==
 
==History==
In {{TA|1447}}<ref name="TA">{{App|TA}}</ref> the rightful King [[Eldacar (King of Gondor)|Eldacar]] slew [[Castamir|Castamir the Usurper]] at the [[Battle of the Crossings of Erui]].  Led by his sons, Castamir's kin and the people of the fleets retreated and held out for one year in the port city of [[Pelargir]].  The siege could not be broken because Eldacar had no ships, which allowed the rebels to resupply and gather all of the support that they could.<ref name="Gondor">{{App|Gondor}}</ref>  In {{TA|1448|n}}<ref name="TA"/> the rebels sailed away to [[Haven of Umbar|Umbar]] and established a lordship independent of Gondor.  This refuge of enemies lasted for generations, until finally subdued by King [[Aragorn|Elessar]] in the [[Fourth Age]].<ref name="Gondor"/>
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In {{TA|1447}}<ref name="TA">{{App|TA}}</ref> the rightful King [[Eldacar (King of Gondor)|Eldacar]] slew [[Castamir|Castamir the Usurper]] at the [[Battle of the Crossings of Erui]].  Led by his sons, Castamir's kin and the people of the fleets retreated and held out for one year in the port city of [[Pelargir]].  The siege could not be broken because Eldacar had no ships, which allowed the rebels to resupply and gather all of the support that they could.<ref name="Gondor">{{App|Gondor}}</ref>  In {{TA|1448|n}}<ref name="TA"/> the rebels sailed away to [[Umbar]] and established a lordship independent of Gondor.  This refuge of enemies lasted for generations, until finally subdued by King [[Aragorn|Elessar]] in the [[Fourth Age]].<ref name="Gondor"/>
  
 
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Siege of Pelargir
Conflict: Kin-strife of Gondor
Date: T.A. 14471448
Place: Pelargir in Lebennin
Outcome: Escape of the King's enemies to Umbar
Combatants

People of Gondor loyal to Eldacar

People of the coasts, kinsfolk of Castamir the Usurper

Commanders

Eldacar

Sons of Castamir

Casualties

Unknown

Unknown

The Siege of Pelargir was the aftermath of the last battle of the Kin-strife of Gondor.

History

In T.A. 1447[1] the rightful King Eldacar slew Castamir the Usurper at the Battle of the Crossings of Erui. Led by his sons, Castamir's kin and the people of the fleets retreated and held out for one year in the port city of Pelargir. The siege could not be broken because Eldacar had no ships, which allowed the rebels to resupply and gather all of the support that they could.[2] In 1448[1] the rebels sailed away to Umbar and established a lordship independent of Gondor. This refuge of enemies lasted for generations, until finally subdued by King Elessar in the Fourth Age.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"