Eldacar, King of Gondor
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Eldacar was the 21st King of Gondor, of the
second line of Gondorian kings. He was probably named after his
ancestor, Eldacar, the fourth High King of Arnor and Gondo
Eldacar of Gondor's father was King Valacar of Gondor who had married Vidumavi, daughter of
Vidugavia who was leader of the Northmen. Eldacar was born in Rhovanion in the North. His birth
was, therefore, northern: Vinitharya. He was a noble man, a valiant soldier, and handsome, with the
fearless spirit of the Nortmen.
The Royal family rebelled
him, since he was only half Dunadan, in the five-year Kinstrife. He
Rhovanion after escaping the siege of Osgiliath.
Castamir of Ships, also called Castamir the Usurper,
took Eldacar's place. Castamir was
the grandson of Calimehtar, who was the younger brother of Romendacil II. Castamir
loved fleets, not the land, and planned to move the king's seat to
a cruel king, so when Eldacar returned ten years later with an army of
Northmen, Eldacar had the support of the people of Gondor. Eldacar
killed Castamir at the
of the Crossings of Erui and regained his throne.
Eldacar was a good
and did not age more swiftly than other Dunedain, even with his mixed heritage.
Eldacar's sons were Ornendil and Aldamir.
was captured and slain by Castamir's orders during the
Kinstrife, so the younger son, Aldamir, became the heir. Castamir's sons escaped to Umbar, which was never
again fully controlled by Gondor until the days of High King Aragorn II