Ar-Gimilzor

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Ar-Gimilzor

by Daeron-(V)
September 15, 2002

    Ar-Gimilzor was the twenty-third King of Numenor, and one of the worst by far.  Of all the people in Numenor, Ar-Gimilzor was the greatest enemy of the Faithful.  In his reign the White Tree wasn't tended to, and he severely punished all those that spoke elvish and those that welcomed the Ships of Eressea that came in secret.
    Ar-Gimilzor tried hard to make sure his deeds were not heard of by the Valar in the West, naming the Elves 'Spies of the West', and was happy to see the Elendili sail to Middle-earth and not return.
    Of course his efforts failed and Manwe saw all that he did and gave the men of Numenor counsel no more, and the ships of the elves of Eressea came not ever again to the Land of Numenor.
    Ar-Gimilzor married Lady Inzilbeth for her beauty.  No love did Inzilbeth have for Gimilzor for she in secret was of the Faithful.  She bore him two sons, the eldest, Inziladun, being like her in mind and body, the younger, Gimilkhad, went with his father.
    Gimilzor would have given the latter the sceptre if laws had allowed, but he was succeeded by his elder son, Inziladun, who tried very hard as Tar-Palantir to bring Numenor back to the great glory it once had.

Reference: The Return of the King
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