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Dates
II 2286 - II 2657 (lived 371 years); claimed the Kingship of Númenor (as Tar-Anducal from II 2637 (ruled 20 years)
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Pronunciation
herooka'lmo
Meaning
Probably 'lord of light'
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Claimed the title of King of Númenor

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Herucalmo

Consort to Queen Tar-Vanimeldë

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The consort to Tar-Vanimeldë, the third Ruling Queen of Númenor. The Queen had little interest in the duties of her office, and during her reign Herucalmo effectively acted as her regent. On Tar-Vanimeldë's death, the Sceptre should have passed to her son Alcarin, but instead Herucalmo withheld it and claimed the Kingship for himself, taking the name Tar-Anducal. The island of Númenor fell under his doubtful rule for twenty years, until Herucalmo himself died, and Alcarin took his rightful place.


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