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Rómendacil I

This article is about the eighth King of Gondor. For the nineteenth King who ruled 800 years later, see Rómendacil II.
Rómendacil I
Matěj Čadil - Rómendacil I of Gondor.jpg
"Rómendacil I of Gondor" by Matěj Čadil
Biographical Information
Other namesTarostar
TitlesKing of Gondor
BirthT.A. 310
RuleT.A. 492 - 541 (49 years)
DeathT.A. 541 (aged 231)
HouseHouse of Anárion
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Rómendacil I
Rómendacil I (T.A. 310[1]541,[2] aged 231 years) was born Tarostar, the son of Ostoher, King of Gondor. He in turn would become the eighth King of Gondor, ruling for 49 years, from Third Age 492 until his untimely death.

[edit] History

In T.A. 490 the first invasion of Easterlings fell upon Gondor. Due to his father's age, Tarostar led the forces that would drive the invaders out. After his victory in T.A. 500[3] (eight years after he had succeeded his father) Tarostar assumed the name Rómendacil, "East-victor".[4]

After the first assault of the Easterlings, Rómendacil ordered that the "Tradition of Isildur" be set down in a sealed scroll, to be delivered by the Steward of Gondor to the King's heir before his crowning.[5]

Rómendacil's triumph did not end the Easterling threat. New hordes assailed Gondor and in T.A. 541 Rómendacil died in renewed battle.[3] His son Turambar would avenge his death.[4]

[edit] Genealogy

136 - 411
222 - 492
310 - 541
397 - 667
Atanatar I
480 - 748


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil"
  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 B, "The Third Age"
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", "(iv) The Tradition of Isildur"
Rómendacil I
House of Anárion
Born: T.A. 310 Died: T.A. 541
Preceded by:
8th King of Gondor
T.A. 492 - 541
Followed by: