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Amandil

Eldest son and heir of Vardamir Nólimon

The son of Vardamir Nólimon and grandson of the founding King of Númenor, Elros Tar-Minyatur. All of the Númenóreans had extraordinarily long lives for mortal Men, but Tar-Minyatur was long-lived even by Númenórean standards. Thus Amandil was two hundred and fifty years old when his grandfather laid down his life, and the Kingship passed to Amandil's father Vardamir.

By this time Vardamir was extremely old even for one of the Númenóreans, and so refused the Kingship and passed the royal Sceptre directly to his son. Amandil thus became Tar-Amandil, the third King of Númenor, and he ruled for 148 years before passing on the Sceptre in turn to his own son, who became Tar-Elendil the fourth King. Amandil lived on for a further thirteen years, finally giving up his life in II 603 at the age of 411.


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