Orchaldor

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Orchaldor
Númenórean
Biographical Information
LocationNúmenor
BirthBefore S.A. 799
Númenor
Family
Housedescended from the House of Hador
ParentageHatholdir
SpouseAilinel
ChildrenSoronto
Physical Description
GenderMale

Orchaldor, the son of Hatholdir, was descended from the House of Hador. He was a close friend of Tar-Meneldur and married his elder daughter, Ailinel. The son of Orchaldor and Ailinel was Soronto, who desired the kingship. When Tar-Aldarion created a new Law of Succession in Númenor, which allowed his daughter Ancalimë to receive the Sceptre, the possibility existed that if she refused to rule, died childless, or remained unwed beyond a certain time limit, then Soronto would have become King. As it happened, none of these possibilities came to pass and Tar-Ancalimë served as Númenor's first Ruling Queen.[1]

Etymology

Orchaldor is a Sindarin name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests it means "Tall Lord" and is a compound of orchal ("tall") and -dor ("lord").[2]

Genealogy

Tar-Elendil
350 - 751
Vëantur
b. 451
Tar-Meneldur
543 - 942
Almarian
unknown
Hatholdir
unknown
Erendis
771 - 985
Tar-Aldarion
700 - 1098
Almiel
b. 729
Ailinel
b. 712
ORCHALDOR
unknown
Tar-Ancalimë
873 - 1285
Hallacar
852 - 1211
Soronto
b. 799
Tar-Anárion
1003 - 1404

References