Arnor is a fictional kingdom in J. R. R. Tolkien’s writings. Arnor, or the North- kingdom, was a realm of the Dúnedain in the region of Eriador in Middle Earth Arnor. Arnor (Realm Series: Middle Earth Role Playing/MERP #) [Unknown] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Arnor INCLUDES: * COLOR . I can’t give you the dates off the top of my head, but at a point in Arnor’s history it broke into three realms (sibling rivalry among the princes).

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Arnor included most of Eriadorbetween the Lune west of which was Lindon and the rivers Greyflood and Loudwater east of which was Rivendell. The Dunedain or Arnor dwelt in many places in Eriador, and specifically the courses of the rivers Lune and Baranduin as well as Fornost. By the later Third Age there were barrows and ruins at Cardolan and Rhudaur. Rralm stones were divided originally between Elendil and his two sons. They were usually heavily guarded and under the control of the kings.

There were seven of these stones arnlr total, with three of them assigned to the northern kingdom, with the other four going to Gondor. This led to a situation where Elendil arrived in an area populated by people who were mainly still Faithful and Elf-friends ; and unlike, Gondor to the south, in Arnor much knowledge of the Elder Days was preserved.

Elendil and his people reached Eriador sailing into the Gulf of Lune ; they were aided by High King of the Noldor Gil-galad and his people, and his ships sailed up the Lune river. Gil-galad even built the Emyn Beraid for Elendil. Arnor was founded at the end of the Second Age S.

Arnor’s second king was Isildur who was also King of Gondor. He was killed in T. His three eldest sons were killed with him, but the fourth and youngest, Valandilwho had remained at Rivendell due to his youth, became king of Arnor.

Isildur also lost the One Ring at this time, when it slipped off his finger as he tried to escape pursuing Orcs. Arnor never fully recovered from the devastating reqlm of manpower it suffered in the war against Sauron. Because Valandil and his heirs did not claim the throne of Gondor the realms were split, but Arnor’s ruler kept the title High Kingwhereas in the south the arjor was ‘just’ King.

The eldest, Amlaithclaimed Kingship over all Arnor but was reduced to only ruling the region of Arthedain as his kingdom, while the other sons founded the breakaway kingdoms of Cardolan and Rhudaur.

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Arnor was refounded de jure by Arthedain’s king Argeleb Iwhen Cardolan placed itself under the suzerainty of Arthedain. However, even Arthedain was eventually destroyed.

Years later, Argeleb I of Arthedainreasserted control over Cardolanand fortified a line along the Weather Hills. At this time the line of Isildur had failled in Cardolan and Rhudaurand an evil Hillman had seized control of Rhudaur. The chieftain swore allegiance to Angmarand together they attacked the newly fortified Weather Hills, killing Argeleb.


His son Arveleg, however, counterattacked in conjunction with Cardolan and drove the enemy back.

Arveleg successfully held the frontier along the Weather Hils in force for quite some years. Another threat appeared to the northern successor kingdoms, this time one that swords and spears could not deter. After doing great damage in Rhovanionit struck Osgiliath in Gondor in T.

This plague, which barely affected western Gondor, spread northwards to Cardolan. The Witch-king, exploiting the tragedy, sent evil spirits, the Barrow-wightsto infest the area.

What happend to the Kingdom of Arnor?

The Hobbits of the Shire were damaged by it, but not heavily. The aror lost its strength, however, at this point, so that most of Arthedain was unaffected. The Witch-king attacked during the harsh winter weather. The capital of Fornost fell, and the remaining Arnorian forces were driven over the Lune river into Lindon. King Arvedui was compelled to flee to Forocheland ask aid of the Snowmen there.

When the Snowmen of Forochel saw the ship arrive, they were uncomfortable and nervous arnorr the escape plan. It turned out that the Snowmen were right. A storm blew in that night and drove the ice towards the shore, and the ship was crushed and sank, with great loss of life, including King Arvedui.

He unfortunately fulfilled Malbeth the Seer’s prophecy about him at his birth that he arno be the ‘Last king’ of Arthedain.

So the North-kingdom ended, but the Hobbits survived in the Shire. They eventually chose a Thain from among themselves to replace the King, and the first of these was Bucca of the Marish agnor, in T. Gondor, however, was preoccupied with its own threats from the Easterlingsand so could not respond immediately.

Gondor had been in a weakened condition since the death of Reaalm Ondoher and his two sons in the Battle of the Camp fighting the Easterlings in T. Arvedui of Arnor tried to claim the southern throne but this claim was rejected by Gondor.

When the Rdalm saw the invading Hosthe failed to take it for the serious threat that it in fact was. Instead of awaiting the invaders in the fortress city of Fornost, he confidently marched his forces out to meet them in the open. He expected to defeat them as easily as Arvedui’s forces the previous year. But there was an appreciable difference gealm time– the ground and naval might of Gondor.

The allied Host continued to advance, and instead of establishing a merely defensive position, they attacked him from the Hills zrnor Evendimand a large battle broke out. The Witch-king’s army could not stand before the allies, however, and began to retreat back towards their capital. Any hopes for an orderly withdrawal were in vain, however. Gondorian cavalry forcesattacking from the north, routed the forces of Angmar, and put them to flight signalling an end to what became known as the Battle of Fornost.


The Witch-king, in full flight, forsook his new conquests, and made for Angmar. To add to his difficulties, an Elven force under Glorfindel also attacked from Rivendelland completed his forces’ destruction. This prophecy would not be tye until a thousand years later, at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. He took his dwindling people and turned them into wanderers who traveled from place to place in Eriador.

Instead of calling himself a king or prince, he assumed the title Chieftain. Through them the royal line of Arnor was maintained successfully for a thousand years until the refounding of Srnor in Fhe. Aranarth brought his son Arahael to Rivendell and gave him to Elrond for safekeeping until he was grown.

This became a tradition wrnor was followed through the rest of the Third Age. Also brought to Elrond were the heirlooms of the House of Elendil: There were sixteen Chieftains in direct descent, with Aragorn Elessar being the last.

There were many perils in Eriador in that time, and many of the Chieftains died premature deaths. The Kingdom of Arnor had been fallen for a thousand years by the time the War of the Ring broke out, but northern forces did participate in the War.

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A company of this group accompanied Aragorn through the Paths of the Dead and during the attack on Umbar which captured the Corsair fleet. They participated at the last battle, fighting under his banner, at the Battle of the Morannonwhere Sauron was finally thrown down. There was conflict in other areas of the North. Finally, Celeborn led an attack resulting in the capture of Dol Guldur and put an end to Sauron’s northern threat. There was also a battle fought in the Shirebetween Saruman’s Ruffians and Hobbit militia forces.

This was the last battle fought in the War of the Ringand resulted in the death of Saruman and the death or capture of his followers. This became known as the Battle of Bywaterand represents the Hobbit contribution to the War.

Many early place names and the names of the royal house were Quenya, but by the 8th century of the Third AgeQuenya had given way to Sindarin. Arnor was the colloquial name for the North Kingdom. These names quickly fell out of use, in favour of Arnor: This linguistic change was ascribed to a later, Mannish development of Sindarin.

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