Little is known of Tar-Telperiën's reign, but it is stated that she refused to wed, and so died without an heir. During her rule in Númenor, momentous events were taking place in Middle-earth; the Rings of Power were forged, Eregion was destroyed, and the War of the Elves and Sauron began. It was left to the next King of Númenor to react to these events.
Tar-Telperiën was long-lived even for one of Elros' line, and appeared to be reluctant to give up her power: unlike all the rulers of Númenor before her, she did not surrender the Sceptre to her successor a few years before her death.
Tar-Telperiën's name is in Quenya. It is difficult to translate exactly; it appears to be a feminization of Telperion, one of the Two Trees of Valinor. Alternatively, her name could mean "Silver One" (from tyelpë "silver" and -iën, a feminine ending). Like all the rulers of Númenor who took their royal titles in Quenya, Telperiën added the suffix tar- ("high") to her name when she received the Sceptre.
Tar-Súrion | | _________|_________ | | | | TAR-TELPERIËN Isilmo | | Tar-Minastir
|10th Ruler of Númenor
(2nd Ruling Queen)