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Aranarth was a Dunadan and the first Chieftain of
the Dunedain of the
North. He was the elder son of Arvedui
who was the last King
of Arthedain. Aranarth would have become King of
Arthedain, had the Witch-king not ravaged the kingdom.
When the Kingdom was destroyed, Aranarth fled to
Lindon, but his father
fled to the North. Cirdan learned of this and sent a ship to
recover Arvedui, but it never returned.
Later, it was found that the ship HAD found Arvedui,
but it was lost in
the icy seas.
Aranarth took charge of the Dunedain of the north,
but took the title of Chieftain
since his kingdom was destroyed.
He was succeeded by his son, Arahael.
Reference: The Return of the King