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Vorondil

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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