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Tar-Súrion

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Tar-Súrion was the ninth [[King of Númenor]]. He was the third child of [[Tar-Anárion]], but both his sisters refused the [[Sceptre]] because their grandmother, [[Ruling Queen of Númenor|Queen]] [[Tar-Ancalimë]], did not allow them to marry.
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Tar-Súrion was the ninth [[King of Númenor]]. He was the third child of [[Tar-Anárion]]. though each of his elder sisters had a claim on the [[Sceptre]] ahead of Súrion, their fear of the old Queen, their grandmother, [[Ruling Queen of Númenor|Queen]] [[Tar-Ancalimë]], meant that each of them refused to become their father's Heir, and so the [[King of Númenor|Kingship of Númenor]] passed eventually to Tar-Súrion.
  
Having ruled for 162 years, at the age of 382 years, he surrendered the Sceptre to his daughter [[Tar-Telperiën|Telperiën]] who become the second [[Ruling Queen of Númenor]] as [[Tar-Telperiën]].
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The history [[Tar-Súrion]]'s 162 years reigning years was fated to be dominated by the female side of the royal line. Not only was his inheritance due to the actions of his grandmother and elder sisters, but his own eldest child was a daughter, who would reign in her own right as [[Tar-Telperiën]], Númenor's second Ruling Queen after he gave up the thrown at the age of 382 years.
  
 
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Revision as of 03:15, 26 January 2010

Tar-Súrion
Númenórean
Biographical Information
BirthS.A. 1174
RuleS.A. 1394-1556 (162 years)
DeathS.A. 1574 (aged 400 years)
Family
ParentageTar-Anárion
SiblingsTwo older sisters
ChildrenTar-Telperiën, Isilmo
Physical Description
GenderMale

Tar-Súrion was the ninth King of Númenor. He was the third child of Tar-Anárion. though each of his elder sisters had a claim on the Sceptre ahead of Súrion, their fear of the old Queen, their grandmother, Queen Tar-Ancalimë, meant that each of them refused to become their father's Heir, and so the Kingship of Númenor passed eventually to Tar-Súrion.

The history Tar-Súrion's 162 years reigning years was fated to be dominated by the female side of the royal line. Not only was his inheritance due to the actions of his grandmother and elder sisters, but his own eldest child was a daughter, who would reign in her own right as Tar-Telperiën, Númenor's second Ruling Queen after he gave up the thrown at the age of 382 years.

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Preceded by:
Tar-Anárion
9th King of Númenor
II 1394 – 1556
Followed by:
Tar-Telperiën