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Númenor’s second Ruling Queen


Rulers of Númenor

Ruling Queens of Númenor

The tenth ruler of Númenor was its second Ruling Queen: Tar-Telperiën. She was the eldest child of King Tar-Súrion, and became a proud and wilful Queen. What records we have of her reign state that she refused to wed, and so died without an heir. During her rule in Númenor, momentous events were taking place in Middle-earth; the Rings of Power were forged, and Sauron's armies swept through Eriador. It was left to Tar-Telperiën's successor, Tar-Minastir, to react to these events.

Tar-Telperiën ruled Númenor for one hundred and seventy-five years, and was succeeded by her nephew, the son of her younger brother Isilmo, who ruled as Tar-Minastir.

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