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Dates
The civil war ran for five years from III 1432 - III 1437; Castamir the Usurper ruled III 1437 - III 1447 (ten years) until the restoration of Eldacar
Location
Fought especially in the eastern lands of Gondor; Eldacar dwelt in Rhovanion during his exile
Race
Division
Culture
Family
The leaders of both factions were descendants of the House of Anárion
Settlements
Fought across Gondor, but notably in Osgiliath and Pelargir

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Kin-strife

The Gondorian civil war

The civil war that erupted in Gondor in the middle of the Third Age. Eldacar, was the son of King Valacar and Vidumavi of the Northmen. Because he was not descended in direct line from Gondorian stock, his right to the Kingship was therefore challenged by Castamir, who himself had some claim on the throne. Castamir succeeded in usurping the Kingship, but held it just ten years before Eldacar reclaimed it and restored order.


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