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}}'''Vorondil''' was the second of three [[Stewards]] of [[Gondor]] that served King [[Eärnil II]].  
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}}'''Vorondil''' ([[Third Age]] {{TA|1919|n}}<ref>{{PM|Elendil}}, p. 204</ref> – {{TA|2029|n}},<ref>{{App|South}}</ref> aged 110 years) was the second of three [[Stewards]] of [[Gondor]] that served King [[Eärnil II]].  
 
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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>
 
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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>
 
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>
  
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>
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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.<ref>{{TT|IV5}}</ref> It had been passed to the eldest son for generations within the House of Húrin and [[Boromir]] was the last to carry this horn.<ref>{{RK|VI1}}</ref>
  
 
Vorondil was succeeded by his son [[Mardil]], who would become the first of the [[Ruling Steward]]s.<ref name="Stewards"/>
 
Vorondil was succeeded by his son [[Mardil]], who would become the first of the [[Ruling Steward]]s.<ref name="Stewards"/>
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Vorondil
Gondorian
Biographical Information
Other names"The Hunter"
TitlesSteward of Gondor
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron, Sindarin
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 (Third Age 1919[1]2029,[2] aged 110 years) 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.[3]

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.[4]

Vorondil was remembered as "Vorondil the Hunter" for his hunting of the Kine of Araw, found near the shores of the Sea of Rhûn.[5] From one of the wild white oxen he fashioned a Great Horn, bound with silver and written with characters.[6] It had been passed to the eldest son for generations within the House of Húrin and Boromir was the last to carry this horn.[7]

Vorondil was succeeded by his son Mardil, who would become the first of the Ruling Stewards.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 204
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", "The Stewards"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Window on the West"
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Tower of Cirith Ungol"
Vorondil
House of Húrin
Born: T.A. 1919 Died: T.A. 2029
Preceded by:
Pelendur
Steward to the King of Gondor
T.A. 1998 - 2029
Followed by:
Mardil Voronwë