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In the fictional universe of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], '''Tar-Calmacil''' (2516 - 2825 [[Second Age|S.A.]], r. 2737 - 2858 [[Second Age|S.A.]]), was the 18th ruler of [[Númenor]]. He succeeded his father, [[Tar-Alcarin]], as King. His name means "Bright Sword", which he took in recognition of the territorial victories he had in [[Middle-earth]] as a renowned captain of Númenor.
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'''Tar-Calmacil''' ([[Second Age]] 2516 – 2825, aged 299) was the 18th ruler of [[Númenor]], ruling 88 years, from 2737 to 2825. He succeeded his father, [[Tar-Alcarin]], as King. His name means "Bright Sword", which he took in recognition of the territorial victories he had in [[Middle-earth]] as a renowned captain of Númenor.
  
He was also as the first King to have recorded an [[Adûnaic]] equivalent of his name: Ar-Belzagar. This signalled the rise of a faction known as the [[King's Men]] who were opposed to the Ban of the [[Valar]].
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He was also the first King to have recorded an [[Adûnaic]] equivalent of his name: '''Ar-Belzagar'''. This signalled the rise of a faction known as the [[King's Men]] who were opposed to the [[Ban of the Valar]].
  
There is a discrepancy in Tolkien's writings as to Tar-Calmacil's successor: [[Tar-Ardamin]], his son, or [[Ar-Adûnakhôr]], his grandson. Specifically, in Appendix A of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', Ar-Adûnakhôr is listed as his successor, but in the more expanded "Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor" from ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', he is succeeded by Tar-Ardamin.
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There is a discrepancy in [[Tolkien]]'s writings as to Tar-Calmacil's successor: [[Tar-Ardamin]], his son, or [[Ar-Adûnakhôr]], his grandson. Specifically, in Appendix A of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', Ar-Adûnakhôr is listed as his successor, but in the more expanded "Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor" from ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', he is succeeded by Tar-Ardamin.
  
 
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Revision as of 21:53, 23 April 2006

Tar-Calmacil (Second Age 2516 – 2825, aged 299) was the 18th ruler of Númenor, ruling 88 years, from 2737 to 2825. He succeeded his father, Tar-Alcarin, as King. His name means "Bright Sword", which he took in recognition of the territorial victories he had in Middle-earth as a renowned captain of Númenor.

He was also the first King to have recorded an Adûnaic equivalent of his name: Ar-Belzagar. This signalled the rise of a faction known as the King's Men who were opposed to the Ban of the Valar.

There is a discrepancy in Tolkien's writings as to Tar-Calmacil's successor: Tar-Ardamin, his son, or Ar-Adûnakhôr, his grandson. Specifically, in Appendix A of The Lord of the Rings, Ar-Adûnakhôr is listed as his successor, but in the more expanded "Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor" from Unfinished Tales, he is succeeded by Tar-Ardamin.