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Tarannon Falastur

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Tarannon
Gondorian
Biographical Information
Other namesFalastur (S, "Lord of the Coasts")
TitlesKing of Gondor
PositionCaptain of the Hosts
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
BirthT.A. 654
RuleT.A. 830 - 913 (83 years)
DeathT.A. 913 (aged 259)
Family
HouseHouse of Anárion
ParentageTurambar
SiblingsTarciryan
SpouseBerúthiel
ChildrenNone
Physical Description
GenderMale

Tarannon Falastur (T.A. 654[1]913,[2] aged 259 years) was the twelfth King of Gondor.

[edit] History

Tarannon was the first of the Ship-kings of Gondor, who extended the realm far along the shores west and south of the Ethir Anduin. Commemorating his victories, Tarannon assumed the name "Falastur" when he took the crown.[3]

Tarannon was also famous for his Queen, the "nefarious, solitary, and loveless" Berúthiel. Tarannon had built a house in Pelargir that rested upon arches sunk into the Anduin, but the queen refused to live within the sound and smell of the sea. She lived in the King's House in Osgiliath where she owned cats said to be able to spy upon men. Eventually Tarannon placed her upon a boat cast adrift at sea.[4] He was then the first king to die without an heir, and was succeeded by his nephew, the second of the Ship-kings, Eärnil I.[2]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
Atanatar I
480 - 748
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Siriondil
570 - 830
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Berúthiel
unknown
 
TARANNON FALASTUR
654 - 913
 
Tarciryan
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eärnil I
736 - 936
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ciryandil
820 - 1015

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
  2. 2.0 2.1 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. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Istari", Note 7
Tarannon Falastur
House of Anárion
Born: T.A. 654 Died: T.A. 913
Preceded by:
Siriondil
12th King of Gondor
T.A. 830 - 913
Followed by:
Eärnil I