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Born after III 11261
Race
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Pronunciation
kalime'chtar ('ch' is pronounced as in German recht)
Meaning
Combines elements meaning 'light' and 'swordsman'
Note
This Calimehtar is not to be confused with King Calimehtar of Gondor, who lived some eight hundred years later

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Calimehtar

Younger brother to King Rómendacil II

A prince of the Royal House of Gondor, the younger son of King Calmacil, and brother to the famous Rómendacil II. His direct impact on history was negligible, and indeed he is not mentioned in the annals of his own time at all. He had a lasting legacy, though, in the form of his grandson Castamir, who used the fact of his descent from Calimehtar as a pretext for usurping the throne of Gondor during the bloody times known as the Kin-strife.


Notes

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There are no specific dates of birth or death recorded for Calimehtar. However, his elder brother Minalcar (who ruled Gondor as Rómendacil II) is recorded as being born in III 1126. As the younger brother, Calimehtar must have been born after this date, presumably within no more than a few years.

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