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Telumehtar
Gondorian
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"Telumehtar Umbardacil" from Middle-earth Role Playing
Biographical Information
Other namesUmbardacil (from T.A. 1810: Q, "Umbar-victor")
TitlesKing of Gondor
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
BirthT.A. 1632
RuleT.A. 1798 - 1850 (52 years)
DeathT.A. 1850 (aged 218)
Family
HouseHouse of Anárion
ParentageTarondor
ChildrenNarmacil II and Arciryas
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Telumehtar

Telumehtar (T.A. 1632[1] - 1850[2], aged 218 years) was the twenty-eighth King of Gondor. He succeeded his father Tarondor in T.A. 1798.[3]

History[edit]

In the early years of Telumehtar's reign over Gondor, the Corsairs of Umbar raided the coasts of Gondor as far as the Anfalas.[4]

Recalling the death of Minardil and rankled by the insolence of the Corsairs, Telumehtar resolved to put an end to these attacks and gathered his forces. In T.A. 1810 he retook Umbar by storm[4] and drove out the Corsairs.[5] In that war the last descendants of Castamir were killed.[4]

Telumehtar added the epithet Umbardacil to his name to commemorate his victory. Umbar was held by Gondor throughout Telumehtar's reign.[4]

Etymology[edit]

Telumehtar is the Quenya name for the constellation Orion, meaning ("Warrior of the Sky").[6] Paul Strack explains that the initial element is telumë ("roof, canopy; heaven, sky") and that the second element might be mehtar or ohtar ("warrior").[7]

His epithet Umbardacil means "Conqueror of Umbar",[8] being a compound of Umbar + -ndacil ("victor, slayer").[9]

Genealogy[edit]

 
 
Minardil
1454 - 1634
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telemnar
1516 - 1636
 
Minastan
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
children
unknown
 
Tarondor
1577 - 1798
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TELUMEHTAR
UMBARDACIL

1632 - 1850
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Narmacil II
1684 - 1856
 
Arciryas
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Calimehtar
1736 - 1936
 
Calimmacil
unknown


Other versions of the legendarium[edit]

In contrast to the published version where Umbar is retaken by storm and then again held for a while by the kings, the haven and stronghold of the Corsairs of Umbar are stormed and destroyed and Umbar was later reoccupied and rebuilt in the troublous times that later befell Gondor in manuscript C with corrections and expansions of the Heir of Elendil.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", manuscript C with corrections and expansions, The Southern Line of Gondor: the Anarioni, 28. Telumehtar
  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", year following the name of king Telumehtar Umbardacil
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion", year following the name of king Tarondor
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", entry for king Tarondor
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age", entry for the year 1810
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Author's Notes to Quendi and Eldar", Note 15, p. 411
  7. Paul Strack, "Q. Telumehtar m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 28 July 2021)
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index, entry "Telumehtar"
  9. Paul Strack, "Q. Umbardacil m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 19 July 2021)
Telumehtar Umbardacil
House of Anárion
Born: T.A. 1632 Died: T.A. 1850
Preceded by:
Tarondor
28th King of Gondor
T.A. 1798 - 1850
Followed by:
Narmacil II


The Southern Line and the Heirs of Anárion
Kings of Gondor: Elendil (S.A. 3320 - 3441) · Isildur (S.A. 3441 - T.A. 2) and Anárion (S.A. 3320 - 3440) · Meneldil (T.A. 2 - 158) · Cemendur (158 - 238) · Eärendil (238 - 324) · Anardil (324 - 411) · Ostoher (411 - 492) · Rómendacil I (492 - 541) · Turambar (541 - 667) · Atanatar I (667 - 748) · Siriondil (748 - 830) · Tarannon Falastur (830 - 913) · Eärnil I (913 - 936) · Ciryandil (936 - 1015) · Hyarmendacil I (1015 - 1149) · Atanatar II Alcarin (1149 - 1226) · Narmacil I (1226 - 1294) · Calmacil (1294 - 1304) · Rómendacil II (1304 - 1366) · Valacar (1366 - 1432) · Eldacar (1432 - 1437) · Castamir the Usurper (1437 - 1447) · Eldacar restored (1447 - 1490) · Aldamir (1490 - 1540) · Hyarmendacil II (1540 - 1621) · Minardil (1621 - 1634) · Telemnar (1634 - 1636) · Tarondor (1636 - 1798) · Telumehtar Umbardacil (1798 - 1850) · Narmacil II (1850 - 1856) · Calimehtar (1856 - 1936) · Ondoher (1936 - 1944) · Eärnil II (1945 - 2043) · Eärnur (2043 - 2050)
Stewards of Gondor: Húrin of Emyn Arnen (c. T.A. 1630s) · Pelendur (before T.A. 1944 - 1998) · Vorondil (1998 - 2029) · Mardil Voronwë (2029 - 2080) · Eradan (2080 - 2116) · Herion (2116 - 2148) · Belegorn (2148 - 2204) · Húrin I (2204 - 2244) · Túrin I (2244 - 2278) · Hador (2278 - 2395) · Barahir (2395 - 2412) · Dior (2412 - 2435) · Denethor I (2435 - 2477) · Boromir (2477 - 2489) · Cirion (2489 - 2567) · Hallas (2567 - 2605) · Húrin II (2605 - 2628) · Belecthor I (2628 - 2655) · Orodreth (2655 - 2685) · Ecthelion I (2685 - 2698) · Egalmoth (2698 - 2743) · Beren (2743 - 2763) · Beregond (2763 - 2811) · Belecthor II (2811 - 2872) · Thorondir (2872 - 2882) · Túrin II (2882 - 2914) · Turgon (2914 - 2953) · Ecthelion II (2953 - 2984) · Denethor II (2984 - 3019) · Faramir (T.A. 3019 - Fo.A. 82) · Elboron (Fo.A. 82 onwards)
Kings of Gondor: Elessar (T.A. 3019 - Fo.A. 120) · Eldarion (Fo.A. 120 onwards)
Non-ruling stewards are in italics