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Alcarin

The true heir of Tar-Vanimeldë

Tar-Vanimeldë was the third Queen to hold the Sceptre of Númenor, but she cared little for her royal duties, and gave them over to her husband Herucalmo. Their son was Alcarin, who was by law his mother's heir, and should have become King of Númenor on her death. Instead, Herucalmo seized the Sceptre for himself, clinging to the reins of power under the name Tar-Anducal. After twenty years, Tar-Anducal died in his turn, and Alcarin finally came into his inheritance, ruling Númenor under the name of Tar-Alcarin.


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Alcarin's mother, the Ruling Queen Tar-Vanimeldë, died in II 2637. At that date, under the laws of succession Alcarin should have inherited the Kingship to become Tar-Alcarin. His father Herucalmo, however, took the Kingship for himself and reigned under the name Tar-Anducal until his own death twenty years later. There was no legal basis for Tar-Anducal's rule of Númenor, and so Alcarin was formally the King de jure from II 2637, but he only became Ruler de facto after his father's death in II 2657.

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