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Kingdom of the North

The North-kingdom of the Dúnedain

A name for the royal land of Arnor in the region known as Eriador. It was founded by Elendil after the Downfall of Númenor, and ruled by him as High King until the War of the Last Alliance. After his loss, and loss of his elder son Isildur shortly afterwards, the Two Kingdoms split. After this division, the Kingdom of the North remained under the rule of Elendil's descendants for nearly nine hundred years, but on the death of Eärendur, the last King of a united Arnor, the North-kingdom became further divided into three lesser realms.

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