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Kept between the foundation of Gondor in II 3320 and the loss of Eärnur in III 2050 (2,171 years)
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Book of Kings

The chronicle of the House of Anárion

The official roll of the early rulers of Gondor, recording not only their names and dates, but also the events that occurred during the reigns. It thus continued a tradition of Númenor, where the deeds of the Rulers were recorded in a Scroll of Kings. The Book apparently held records for all thirty-three of the original line of the Kings of Gondor, from Elendil to Eärnur. After the loss of Eärnur, the Book of Kings was closed, and instead a new Book of the Stewards was begun with the name Mardil Voronwë, first of the Ruling Stewards of Gondor.


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