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Article: "Tar-Palantir" by Daeron-(V)
Article: "Tar-Palantir" by Varda-(Valar)
Tar-Palantir, son of Ar-Gimilzor,
was the twenty-fourth King of Numenor. He took his name in
elvish for he was foresighted. He was trained by his mother,
Inzilbeth, who was secretly one of the Faithful.
Sept. 15, 2002
Palantir spent most of his time gazing into the
west, hoping to see a
ship sailing to Numenor, but because of his father, grandfather, and
great-grandfather, would never see one.
He probably would have done much more, but the
King's Men, who
ironically were not being led by Palantir but by his younger brother,
Gimilkhad, and his nephew, Pharazon. The both of them were
secretly opposed to the King and started a secret political "war" (it
wasn't really a physical "war" but it was more of a civil disagreement
that, had Palantir not died so early because of weariness and grief,
could have grown into an actual war).
He only had one child, a daughter named Miriel, who
probably would have
succeeded her father and followed his ways, but instead she was wedded
against her will to Ar-Pharazon, who lusted for power and weath more
than any king had ever in the lands of Numenor. (Which is told in the
article(s) on Ar-Pharazon,
25th and last king of Numenor.)
Reference: The Return of the King, Silmarillion
Tar-Palantir was the twenty-third King of Numenor.
As his name was Inziladun, his father, Ar-Gimilzor, wanted him to be called
Ar-Inziladun. Tar-Palantir tried to return to good relations with
Valinor, including using the Elvish name, but was unsupported. He had only a daughter, Miriel, who was
forced to marry Pharazon.
Reference: Return of the King