of Arthedain > Arveleg I
Arveleg was the eighth King of Arthedain, and a
dunadan. When he
was born, Arthedain and and newly allied Angmar and Rhudaur were at
war. His father, Argeleb I
, was slain soon and Arveleg stepped up as King of Arthedain.
Arveleg was the diplomat behind the alliance of
and Lindon. This alliance proved to be one of the best moves
Arthedain made while against Angmar, for when Arveleg built a great
line of defense on the Weather Hills, Angmar didn't penetrate it for
At last the balance broke and Angmar gathered its
forces and breached
the frontier. Crossing the River Hoarwell, its armies marched westward
and surrounded Weathertop, destroying its Tower and sending the troops
of Arthedain in retreat back to Fornost. Arveleg died in that assault,
and his young son Araphor came to the throne.
Arveleg was a great king, but unfortunately,
his efforts didn't
save Arthedain in the end.
Reference: Return of the King, "Appendix A"