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}}'''Vorondil''' was one of three [[Stewards]] to serve King [[Eärnil II]] of [[Gondor]].  
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}}'''Vorondil''' was the second of three [[Stewards]] of [[Gondor]] that served King [[Eärnil II]].  
 
==History==
 
==History==
He was an important figure in Gondorian history, as the first of the Stewards to inherit the title by direct line from his father. Vorondil was the son of [[Pelendur]], the Steward who had assumed the rule of Gondor during the crisis following [[Ondoher]]'s loss. On Pelendur's own death, his position as servant and adviser to the King fell on Vorondil his son.
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Upon the death of his father, [[Pelendur]], the Stewardship of Gondor became hereditary within the [[House of Húrin]] and thus Vorondil succeeded to the position.<ref name="Stewards">{{App|Stewards}}</ref>
  
Vorondil's Stewardship was a time of war and loss for Gondor. In only his second year as Steward, he saw the [[Nazgûl]] come out of [[Mordor]] and lay siege to [[Minas Ithil]], and two years later still, they succeeded in capturing it and the [[Palantíri|Palantír]] it contained.
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Early in Vorondil's Stewardship Gondor was attacked and suffered a serious defeat. In {{TA|2000}}, the [[Nazgûl]] issued from [[Mordor]] to besiege [[Minas Ithil]].  The city fell in {{TA|2002|n}} and with it they took the [[Palantíri|Palantír]] therein.<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref>
  
History remembers Vorondil less for any part in the loss of Minas Ithil, though, and more as Vorondil the mighty Hunter, who hunted the [[Kine of Araw]] in the far eastern lands on the shores of the [[Sea of Rhûn]]. The great horn carried by [[Boromir]] in [[The Lord of the Rings]] originated as the hunting horn of Vorondil, and may even have been made by his own hand.
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Vorondil was remembered as "Vorondil the Hunter" for his hunting of the [[Kine of Araw]], found near the shores of the [[Sea of Rhûn]].<ref>{{App|South}}</ref>  From one of the wild white oxen he fashioned a great horn, bound with silver and written with characters.  [[Boromir]] was the last to carry this horn, which had been passed to the eldest son for generations within the House of Húrin.<ref>{{TT|IV5}}</ref>
  
Vorondil served [[Eärnil II|Eärnil]] as Steward for twenty-one years. Just as he had inherited the position, he was in turn succeeded by his son [[Mardil]], who was to become the first of the [[Ruling Steward]]s and the founder of a tradition that would survive in Gondor for nearly a thousand years.
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Revision as of 22:23, 8 July 2011

Vorondil
Gondorian
Biographical Information
Other namesThe Hunter
TitlesSteward of Gondor
LanguageWestron
BirthT.A. 1919
RuleT.A. 1998 - 2029 (31 years)
DeathT.A. 2029 (aged 110)
Family
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentagePelendur
ChildrenMardil Voronwë
Physical Description
GenderMale
Vorondil was the second of three Stewards of Gondor that served King Eärnil II.

History

Upon the death of his father, Pelendur, the Stewardship of Gondor became hereditary within the House of Húrin and thus Vorondil succeeded to the position.[1]

Early in Vorondil's Stewardship Gondor was attacked and suffered a serious defeat. In T.A. 2000, the Nazgûl issued from Mordor to besiege Minas Ithil. The city fell in 2002 and with it they took the Palantír therein.[2]

Vorondil was remembered as "Vorondil the Hunter" for his hunting of the Kine of Araw, found near the shores of the Sea of Rhûn.[3] From one of the wild white oxen he fashioned a great horn, bound with silver and written with characters. Boromir was the last to carry this horn, which had been passed to the eldest son for generations within the House of Húrin.[4]

Vorondil was succeeded by his son Mardil, who would become the first of the Ruling Stewards.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", "The Stewards"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Window on the West"
Vorondil
Preceded by:
Pelendur
Steward to the King of Gondor
T.A. 1998 - 2029
Followed by:
Mardil Voronwë