“Aragorn threw back his cloak. The elven-sheath glittered as he grasped
it, and the bright blade of Andúril shone like a sudden flame as he
swept it out. ‘Elendil!’ he cried. ‘I am Aragorn, son of Arathorn, and
am called Elessar, the Elfstone, Dúnadan, the heir of Isildur Elendil’s
son of Gondor. Here is the Sword that was Broken and is forged again!
Will you aid me or thwart me? Choose swiftly!”
My edit: Most Famous of the Queens of Gondor: Vidumavi, Beruthìel, Arwen Undomiel.
Vidumavi: the wife of King Valacar. She wasn’t a Gondorian woman: she was the daughter of Vidugavia, a powerful chief of Northern men that helped King Romendacil of Gondor in the war against the Esterlings. Romendacil sent his son Valacar as Ambassador to Vidugavia, in the North: so he knew Vidumavi and they fell in love. But when they married, a lot of people criticized Valacar, because Vidumavi hadn’t the long life of the Gondorians, and she died even before that his husband became King, and the Gondorians thought the people with short life as an “lesser” race. When the son of Valacar and Vidumavi, Eldacar, became King, a relative of him, Castamir, rebelled against him and caused a civil war in Gondor (the Kinstrofe). He usurped the throne of Eldacar for ten years, but Eldacar succeeded in defeating him. I personally imagine Vidumavi very similar to the Baltic women.
Beruthìel: the wife of King Tarannon Falastur. She was of full Numenorean blood, but she hated living in Gondor. She lived alone in an house in Osgiliath, she wore only black and silver clothes, in her garden had a lot of strange sculptures and she had nine black cats and one white cat, that she used as spies. For that reason, Tarannon and the people of Gondor began to hate her, and sentenced her of being exiled on a ship left at the sea, alone with her cats. Nobody knew what happened to her, and Tarannon died childless. In a popular headcanon, she had Numenorean blood, but she didn’t came from Gondor, but from Umbar: the Numenorean outpost in the Harad, were the Numenorean people that sustained Ar- Pharazon flyed after the Fall of Numenor. Tarannon fought a war against the corsairs of Umbar, and he succeeded to conquer their city, so it seems reasonable that he took for wife a noblewoman of Umbar. In my headcanon, Beruthìel looks like an Egyptian woman (because the Numenorean could had created political alliances with the Haradrim people via marriage)
Arwen Undomiel:everybody knows who she are she is the wife of King Aragorn II Elessar. The only daughter of Elrond Peredhel and Celebrìan, she was an Half-elven, and she could choose between the immortality of the Elves and the mortal life of the Men. For Aragorn’s sake, she chose a mortal life and became the Queen of Gondor after the War of the Ring. Aragorn met her in Rivendell when he had only twenty years, and for a moment believed that she is her ancestor Luthien Tinuviel, the most fair among the elven-maiden, and called her with the surname of “Tinuviel”. The children of Aragorn and Arwen were Eldarion (who became King at his father’s death) and two unnamed daughters. I know that the actress in the imagines isn’t *truly* Liv Tyler, but they look very similar and personally I liked it :<
Good Women’s International Day!Very lately I supposed
I’m a day late and a dollar short. Day 2 meeting. Forgot all about it after yesterday’s meeting. That one had action figures and reading parts of the trilogy (apparently my words are poetic or something). Had to show several pictures of Lee Pace to prove Lee Pace was the same actor in “Soldier’s Girl” and “The Hobbit” and “Halt and Catch Fire”. She likes Thranduil and especially enamored with Aragorn. Anyway, I have another meeting (last for the week, thankfully) and an incredibly long new chapter I have to post providing President Covfefe keeps his mouth shut and off Twitter.
Either way, the person of the first meeting is really going to like Aragorn in Books II and III. 😉
Elros Tar-Minyatur was the first King of Númenor and the founder of the House of Elros, of whom all Kings of Númenor, Arnor and Gondor are descended, including Ar-Pharazôn, Isildur and Aragorn II Elessar.
Arathorn II (T.A. 2873 - 2933) and Gilraen the Fair (T.A. 2907-3007)
Arathorn II was the fifteenth Chieftain of the Dúnedain and succeeded his father, Arador, when he was killed in 2930. He married Gilraen the Fair, a Dúnadan of the North, the daughter of Dírhael and Ivorwen, and a descendant of the first chieftain, Aranarth. They had one son: Aragorn II, King of the Reunited Kingdom.
Strider raised his sword, the metal gleeming in the sunlight. “You must anticipate your opponents moves. Ever breath he takes is a clue as to his next strike.” He held Anduril loosely in the crook of his thumb. “What do you make of my stance?”