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Anrion

Anrion, as seen at the Battle of the Last Alliance in the Dechiper trading card game. Anrion Biographical information Titles Regent of Gondor, Joint Ruler of Gondor with his brother Isildur Date of birth SA 3219 Year ascended to the throne SA 3429 - SA 3440 (as Regent only) Date of death SA 3440 Realms ruled Gondor Spouse Unnamed wife Weapon Sword, Bow Physical description Race Men Culture Nmenrean (The Faithful), Dnedain, Men of Gondor Gender Male Anrion (SA 3219 - SA 3440) was the younger son of Elendil, the High King of Gondor and Arnor. Anrion and his brother Isildur jointly ruled Gondor in the South, while their father dwelled in the North. Following his death, and the death of both his father and his older brother during the Siege of Barad-dr, the kingship of Gondor was committed to the Line of Anrion beginning with his son Meneldil.

History

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Origins

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Anrion was born in SA 3219 in Nmenor. He and Isildur lived at the haven of Rmenna on the east coast of the island of Nmenor. Their father was Elendil son of Amandil, the Lords of Andunie.

In SA 3262, the Kings of Nmenor, took Sauron captive and brought him to Nmenor. Sauron allowed himself to be taken because he wanted to corrupt the Nmenreans. He used their desire for immortality and power to convince them to renounce Eru and worship Morgoth. As Sauron's influence increased, the Faithful began to prepare to leave Nmenor. They filled their ships with many of their prized possessions, including the Palantri. Sauron's lies convinced Ar-Pharazon that he could achieve immortality in the Undying Lands. In SA 3319, Ar-Pharazon set out with a great fleet intending to take the Undying Lands by force but when he set foot on the shore, Eru caused the Seas to open up. The fleet sank and Numenor was destroyed by a great wave.

Founding of Gondor

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The ships of the Faithful were spared, and a great wind from the west sent them to the shores of Middle-earth. Elendil landed in the north, whilst Isildur and Anrion came to the Mouths of the Anduin in the south. Elendil and his sons established the Northern-kingdom of Arnor and the Southern-kingdom of Gondor in SA 3320. Elendil was the High King of both realms, but he dwelled in Arnor and committed the rule of Gondor to his sons. Isildur and Anrion had their thrones side by side in the Great Hall of Osgiliath, the city they founded on the Anduin. Anrion lived in Minas Anor on the western side of the Anduin, while Isildur made his home in Ithilien on the eastern side of the Anduin. Anrion had one of the Palantr, which he used to communicate with his brother and father.

War of the Last Alliance

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When Sauron and the forces of Mordor began attacking Gondor in SA 3429, Isildur and the royal family were forced to move from Minas Ithil to Annminas in Arnor and Anrion was appointed Regent of Gondor. He successfully defended the city and realm and was able to drive the enemy from Ithilien. The War of the Last Alliance began in SA 3434. Sauron's forces were defeated in the Battle of Dagorlad and the army of the Last Alliance entered Sauron's realm and laid Siege of Barad-dr. The siege lasted seven years and many Men and Elves were killed. Anrion died in SA 3440 in Mordor when a stone cast fell from Barad-dr and killed him. His father Elendil would later die fighting Sauron, and his brother Isildur would be the one who cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand.