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'''Tar-Alcarin''' (2406 - 2737 [[Second Age|S.A.]], r. 2657 - 2737 [[Second Age|S.A.]]) was the 17th ruler of [[Númenor]].  His parents were the ruling Queen, [[Tar-Vanimeldë]], and her consort, [[Herucalmo]]Tar-Alcarin should have succeeded his mother upon her death, but [[Herucalmo]] usurped the throne and held it for twenty years before he died, and Tar-Alcarin rightfully gained the throne. His name means "Glorious".
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}}'''Tar-Alcarin''' was the seventeenth [[King of Númenor]].<ref>{{UT|Kings}}, Tar-Alcarin</ref> His name means "the Glorious".  
  
The period in which he ruled was still a mostly peaceful one in [[Númenor]], but in [[Middle-earth]] [[Sauron]] ruled the lands, and the shadow had fallen on [[Númenor]] as well. [[Herucalmo]]'s usurping of the throne was generally considered an evil deed by the people.
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Tar-Alcarin was the son of [[Ruling Queen of Númenor|Ruling Queen]] [[Tar-Vanimeldë]] and [[Herucalmo]], a descendant of [[Tar-Atanamir]].  When Tar-Vanimeldë died in {{SA|2637}}, Herucalmo took the [[Sceptre]] for his own and assumed the name Tar-Anducal.  Tar-Alcarin had to wait for twenty years until his father died before he could become the rightful King.  "Tar-Anducal" being an usurper was not reckoned in the Line of Kings as the seventeenth ruler of [[Númenor]].<ref>{{UT|Kings}}, Tar-Vanimeldë</ref>
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== Genealogy ==
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Tar-Alcarin ruled for eighty years, then was succeeded by his son, [[Tar-Calmacil]].
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Revision as of 12:26, 4 November 2012

Tar-Alcarin
Númenórean
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Númenor
LocationNúmenor
AffiliationKing's Men
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthS.A. 2406
RuleS.A. 2637 - 2737 (de jure)
S.A. 2657 - 2737 (de facto)
DeathS.A. 2737 (aged 331)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageTar-Vanimeldë and Herucalmo
ChildrenTar-Calmacil
Physical Description
GenderMale
Tar-Alcarin was the seventeenth King of Númenor.[1] His name means "the Glorious".

Tar-Alcarin was the son of Ruling Queen Tar-Vanimeldë and Herucalmo, a descendant of Tar-Atanamir. When Tar-Vanimeldë died in S.A. 2637, Herucalmo took the Sceptre for his own and assumed the name Tar-Anducal. Tar-Alcarin had to wait for twenty years until his father died before he could become the rightful King. "Tar-Anducal" being an usurper was not reckoned in the Line of Kings as the seventeenth ruler of Númenor.[2]

Genealogy

Tar-Vanimeldë
 
Herucalmo,
(Tar-Anducal)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TAR-ALCARIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Calmacil
 
 

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Tar-Alcarin
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Tar-Vanimeldë
Tar-Alcarin
House of Elros
Born: S.A. 2406 Died: S.A. 2737
Preceded by:
Tar-Anducal (de facto)
17th King of Númenor
S.A. 2657 - 2737
Followed by:
Tar-Calmacil