House of Telcontar

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House of Telcontar
Noble House
Emblem of the house by Rondador
General Information
LocationsReunited Kingdom
MembersAragorn, Eldarion
Physical Description
HeirloomsCrown of Gondor, Elendilmir, Elfstone, Ring of Barahir,[note 1] Sceptre of Annúminas
GalleryImages of the House of Telcontar

The House of Telcontar was the Royal House of the Reunited Kingdom of Arnor and Gondor in the Fourth Age. The House was founded by Aragorn II after the War of the Ring, who was the Heir of Elendil, and took the throne under the name Elessar.


During the War of the Ring, Peregrin Took, a companion of Aragorn's in the Fellowship of the Ring, became a member of the elite Citadel Guard at Minas Tirith, capital of Gondor. When Aragorn entered the city, Peregrin persisted in crudely referring to Aragorn by the nickname he had garnered as a Ranger of the North: "Strider", even in front of foreign dignitaries such as King Éomer of Rohan. Aragorn was amused and decided that the name of the lineage he founded would be "Telcontar", which means "Strider" in Quenya. Aragorn then took the royal name "Elessar".[1]

With Queen Arwen, King Elessar Telcontar reigned for 120 years, before finally surrendering his life. This long reign is attributed to Elessar's descent from the Men of Númenor, who are blessed with long life (he was 87 when he took the throne). He rebuilt the old capital Annúminas in Arnor and later ruled from this northern capital, although the old capital Minas Tirith was still of great political importance. Elessar had one known son, Eldarion, and an unspecified number of daughters.

After Aragorn's death in Fo.A. 120,[2] his son Eldarion took up the High Kingship.[2] One hundred years into his reign, he encountered a new threat, known only as the "Dark Tree".[3]

Of Eldarion, it was foretold that he should rule a great realm, and that it should endure for a hundred generations of Men after him, that is until a new age brought in again new things; and from him should come the kings of many realms in long days after. But if this foretelling spoke truly, none now can say, for Gondor and Arnor are no more; and even the chronicles of the House of Telcontar and all their deeds and glory are lost.[4]


The name Telcontar (pron. [telˈkontar]) was a translation into Quenya of Aragorn's common nickname in the north, "Strider".[1]


T.A. 2931 - Fo.A. 120
T.A. 241 - Fo.A. 121
Fo.A. 1 - c. Fo.A. 220
several daughters


  1. Nothing is said of the fate of the ring in the Fourth Age, but unless it went with Arwen to her grave at Cerin Amroth, it most likely passed to the Kings of the Reunited Kingdom, descendants of Aragorn and Arwen.