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Castamir

The Usurper of Gondor

Calmacil
Rómendacil II
Calimehtar
Valacar
Unnamed father
Eldacar
Castamir
Ornendil
Aldamir
Unnamed sons
Angamaitë
Sanghyando

The descent of Castamir from the Royal House of Gondor, showing his relationship to Eldacar, the rightful King whose throne Castamir usurped for ten years between III 1437 and III 1447.

Kings of Gondor

A Gondorian noble, the great-grandson of the King Calmacil. When Eldacar became King in Gondor, there was popular unrest because his mother Vidumavi belonged to the Northmen, and so he carried only half-Gondorian blood. Castamir took advantage of this unrest to launch a rebellion, and he succeeded in deposing Eldacar, who fled into exile. For ten cruel years he ruled Gondor, but Eldacar the rightful King built an army in exile, and returned to oust Castamir and reclaim his throne.


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