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Malvegil

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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''' ([[Third Age|T.A.]] 1144 - 1349, died aged 205), was the son of [[Celebrindor]], and gained the kingship of the [[Arthedain]] on his father's death in T.A. 1272.  
  
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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It was during Malvegil's reign that the [[Witch-king of Angmar|Witch-king]] founded the realm of [[Angmar]], although there is no record of hostilities between Angmar and Arnor. The appearance of Angmar helped all evil beings in [[Middle-earth]] flourish: [[orcs]] increase in the [[Misty Mountains]] and attack the [[dwarves]], and the [[Nazgûl]] are seen again.  
  
Malvegil ruled Arthedain for seventy-seven years, and was succeeded by his son, [[Argeleb I]].
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Due to the evils of the Misty Mountains, people migrate westwards into the free lands of Arnor. In particular, [[hobbits]] move westward and in around T.A. 1300 many hobbits establish and settle in [[Bree]].
  
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Malvegil ruled Arthedain for seventy-seven years, and was succeeded by his son [[Argeleb I]] in 1349.
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== Genealogy ==
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  [[Isildur]]
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[[Celebrindor]]
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  '''MALVEGIL'''
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  [[Argeleb I]]
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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". {{Sequence
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Revision as of 18:10, 11 December 2006

Template:Royalty infobox Malvegil (T.A. 1144 - 1349, died aged 205), was the son of Celebrindor, and gained the kingship of the Arthedain on his father's death in T.A. 1272.

It was during Malvegil's reign that the Witch-king founded the realm of Angmar, although there is no record of hostilities between Angmar and Arnor. The appearance of Angmar helped all evil beings in Middle-earth flourish: orcs increase in the Misty Mountains and attack the dwarves, and the Nazgûl are seen again.

Due to the evils of the Misty Mountains, people migrate westwards into the free lands of Arnor. In particular, hobbits move westward and in around T.A. 1300 many hobbits establish and settle in Bree.

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

Genealogy

  Isildur
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Celebrindor
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 MALVEGIL
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 Argeleb I

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".

Preceded by:
Celebrindor
6th King of Arthedain
III 1272 - 1349
Followed by:
Argeleb I