Siege of Pelargir

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Siege of Pelargir
Conflict: Kin-strife of Gondor
Date: T.A. 14471448
Place: Pelargir in Lebennin
Outcome: Escape of the King's enemies to Umbar

People of Gondor loyal to Eldacar

People of the coasts, kinsfolk of Castamir the Usurper



Sons of Castamir




The Siege of Pelargir was the aftermath of the last battle of the Kin-strife of Gondor.


In T.A. 1447[1] the rightful King Eldacar slew Castamir the Usurper at the Battle of the Crossings of Erui. Led by his sons, Castamir's kin and the people of the fleets retreated and held out for one year in the port city of Pelargir. The siege could not be broken because Eldacar had no ships, which allowed the rebels to resupply and gather all of the support that they could.[2] In 1448[1] the rebels sailed away to Umbar and established a lordship independent of Gondor. This refuge of enemies lasted for generations, until finally subdued by King Elessar in the Fourth Age.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"