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Tar-Vanimeldë

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The daughter of [[Tar-Telemmaitë]] inherited the rule of [[Númenor]] from her father to become the island's sixteenth monarch, and third Ruling Queen. She gave little thought to the practicalities of government, though, and preferred music and dancing. The day-to-day affairs of state she left to her husband [[Herucalmo]], who was of noble descent himself, and effectively ruled Númenor while his wife sat on the throne.
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'''Tar-Vanimeldë''' ([[Second Age]] 2277 – 2637, aged 360 years) was the daughter of [[Tar-Telemmaitë]] and the sixteenth Ruler of [[Númenor]]; the third and last [[Ruling Queen of Númenor|Ruling Queen]]. She reigned for 111 years, from Second Age 2526 until her death.
  
Tar-Vanimeldë was Queen for one hundred and eleven years. When she died, she should have been succeeded by her son, but Herucalmo refused to give up his power. Instead, though he had no legal claim to the throne, he took the name [[Tar-Anducal]] and ruled as King for the next twenty years. After Herucalmo's death, the line passed back to its rightful heir, his son, who became King [[Tar-Alcarin]].
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Tar-Vanimeldë gave little thought to the practicalities of government, preferring music and dancing. The day-to-day affairs of state she left to her husband [[Herucalmo]], who was of noble descent himself, and who effectively ruled Númenor while his wife held the [[Sceptre]].
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When she died, her son [[Tar-Alcarin|Alcarin]] should have taken up the Sceptre, but Herucalmo refused to give up his power. Instead, though he had no legal claim to the throne, he took the name [[Tar-Anducal]] and ruled as King for the next twenty years. After Herucalmo's death, the line passed back to its rightful heir, his son, who became [[Tar-Alcarin]].
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|list=16th Ruler of Númenor<br>(3rd [[Ruling Queen of Númenor|Ruling Queen]])<br><code>II</code> 2526 – 2637
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Revision as of 20:07, 10 June 2006

Tar-Vanimeldë (Second Age 2277 – 2637, aged 360 years) was the daughter of Tar-Telemmaitë and the sixteenth Ruler of Númenor; the third and last Ruling Queen. She reigned for 111 years, from Second Age 2526 until her death.

Tar-Vanimeldë gave little thought to the practicalities of government, preferring music and dancing. The day-to-day affairs of state she left to her husband Herucalmo, who was of noble descent himself, and who effectively ruled Númenor while his wife held the Sceptre.

When she died, her son Alcarin should have taken up the Sceptre, but Herucalmo refused to give up his power. Instead, though he had no legal claim to the throne, he took the name Tar-Anducal and ruled as King for the next twenty years. After Herucalmo's death, the line passed back to its rightful heir, his son, who became Tar-Alcarin.

Preceded by:
Tar-Telemmaitë
16th Ruler of Númenor
(3rd Ruling Queen)
II 2526 – 2637
Followed by:
Tar-Anducal