House of Isildur
In the literary works of J. R. R. Tolkien, the House of Isildur was the Royal House of Arnor, Arthedain, Cardolan, Rhudaur and, much later, Gondor. The house was descended from Isildur, elder son and heir of Elendil the Faithful. Although the North-Kingdom was ended in the year 1975 of the Third Age, the House of Isildur was maintained as the Chieftains of the Dúnedain, the wandering folk that the Dúnedain of Arnor became, until the time of Aragorn II and the War of the Ring, after which, Aragorn claimed the Crown of Gondor as the direct descendant of Elendil. After Aragorn, the House of Isildur became the House of Telcontar and ruled the Reunited Kingdom for generations.
It was the pride and wonder of the Northern Line that, though their power departed and their people dwindled, through all the many generations the succession was unbroken from father to son. ... But in Aragorn the dignity of the kings of old was restored
In Cardolan, the Line of Isildur died out and was replaced by local noblemen. Cardolan recognised therefore the overlordship of Arthedain. Rhudaur gave its loyalty to the Witch-king and Angmar, which led to long hostilities. Most of the Dúnedain of Rhudaur left for Cardolan and Arthedain.
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- Elendil and Gil-galad died when they fought and cast down Sauron.
- Isildur died escaping from the Disaster of the Gladden Fields.
- Anárion was slain during the Siege of Barad-dûr.
- Elendur died at the Battle of the Gladden Fields.
- Aratan died at the Battle of the Gladden Fields.
- Ciryon died at the Battle of the Gladden Fields.
- Argeleb I was slain in battle with Rhudaur and Angmar.
- Aveleg I was slain defending Weathertop, which had been surrounded by a host from Angmar.
- Arvedui drowned in the Icebay of Forochel.
- Aragorn I was slain by wolves in eastern Eriador.
- Descendant of a younger branch of Aranarth.
- Arador was slain by trolls in the mountains north of Imladris.
- Arathorn II was killed by an orc-arrow that pierced his eye.
Other articles of the topic Middle-earth : Eönwë, Fíriel, Forlong the Fat, Anduin, Ceorl (Middle-earth), List of rulers of Númenor, House of Anárion
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