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Tarcil

The sixth King to rule in Arnor

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Kings of Arnor

The son and heir of Arantar of Arnor, and the great-great-grandson of Isildur himself. The sixth King to rule the North-kingdom, his reign lasted for eighty years in the middle of the first millennium of the Third Age. He was succeeded by his son Tarondor.


Notes

1

The date of Tarcil's birth appears only in The History of Middle-earth volume XII, The Peoples of Middle-earth. It cannot therefore be considered completely reliable.

2

Tarcil's name derives from an Elvish term that could be applied to any of the Dúnedain. It derives from tar 'high' and khil 'Man' (which had its origin in Hildor, 'the Followers', a name for all Men). The Orcs used a degraded form of this same word when they referred insultingly to the Men of Gondor as tarks.

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