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'''Malvegil''' son of [[Celebrindor]] is best known for the fact that the [[Witch-king of Angmar|Witch-king]] founded the realm of [[Angmar]] during his reign. Nearly seven hundred years after its foundation, Angmar and its allies would destroy his kingdom of [[Arthedain]], but in Malvegil's time there is no record of any open warfare between the two nations.
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'''Malvegil''' ({{TA|1144}}<ref>{{PM|Elendil}}, p. 193</ref> - {{TA|1349|n}},<ref name="North">{{App|North}}</ref> died aged 205) was the sixth ruler of [[Arthedain]].
  
Nonetheless, the emergence of Angmar saw evil things multiply in the eastern lands, driving a westward migration across Eriador. Notable among those travelling out of the east were the [[Hobbits]], and it was during Malvegil's time as King that the main Hobbit settlement in [[Bree]] took place.
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==History==
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Malvegil was the son of [[Celebrindor]], and gained the kingship of [[Arthedain]] upon his father's death in {{TA|1272}}.<ref name="North"/>
  
Malvegil ruled Arthedain for seventy-seven years, and was succeeded by his son, [[Argeleb I]].
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It was during Malvegil's reign (c. {{TA|1300|n}}) that the [[Witch-king]] founded the [[Angmar]].  To this realm were drawn evil men, [[Orcs]] (who begin attacking the [[Dwarves]]), and other fell creatures.  Due to the growing evils of the [[Misty Mountains]], [[Hobbits]] moved westward and many of them settle in [[Bree]].<ref>{{App|Eriador}}</ref>
  
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Malvegil ruled Arthedain for seventy-seven years, and was succeeded by his son [[Argeleb I]] in {{TA|1349|n}}.<ref name="North"/>
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== Etymology ==
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Malvegil's name probably means "Sword of Gold" or "Golden Sword", being a combination of the [[Sindarin]] words ''mall-'' meaning "gold", and ''megil'' (becoming lenited to ''vegil'') meaning "sword".<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}</ref>
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Latest revision as of 16:40, 16 September 2015

Malvegil
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Arthedain
LocationArthedain
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 1144
RuleT.A. 1272 - 1349
DeathT.A. 1349 (aged 205)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageCelebrindor
ChildrenArgeleb I
Physical Description
GenderMale

Malvegil (T.A. 1144[1] - 1349,[2] died aged 205) was the sixth ruler of Arthedain.

[edit] History

Malvegil was the son of Celebrindor, and gained the kingship of Arthedain upon his father's death in T.A. 1272.[2]

It was during Malvegil's reign (c. 1300) that the Witch-king founded the Angmar. To this realm were drawn evil men, Orcs (who begin attacking the Dwarves), and other fell creatures. Due to the growing evils of the Misty Mountains, Hobbits moved westward and many of them settle in Bree.[3]

Malvegil ruled Arthedain for seventy-seven years, and was succeeded by his son Argeleb I in 1349.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Malvegil's name probably means "Sword of Gold" or "Golden Sword", being a combination of the Sindarin words mall- meaning "gold", and megil (becoming lenited to vegil) meaning "sword".[4]

[edit] Genealogy

Celepharn
979 - 1191
 
 
 
 
Celebrindor
1062 - 1272
 
 
 
 
MALVEGIL
1144 - 1349
 
 
 
 
Argeleb I
1226 - 1356
 
 
 
 
Arveleg I
1309 - 1409

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 193
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies"
Malvegil
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 1144 Died: T.A. 1349
Preceded by:
Celebrindor
14th Heir of Isildur
T.A. 1272 - T.A. 1349
Followed by:
Argeleb I
6th King of Arthedain
T.A. 1272 - T.A. 1349