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Princes of Dol Amroth
February, 25 2006
Questions about the life and times of Imrahil and his family can be asked here, including questions about Ultimatums, Kin-Strife and the shorter stories. Discussions about Brand can go either here or in the Best-Loved Son thread, since his stories sort of overlap both cycles.
Rebecca wrote: Was thinking again about Andrahar's family, and remembered a question I've had for a while: was his father actually poisoned?
I think I recall that upon his father's death his mother was falsely accused of poisoning him and was killed on the spot. Was this an opportunistic move by his legitimate half-brothers, taking advantage of their father's death by natural causes to accuse his hated concubine? If Andra's father really was poisoned, do you think his own legitimate sons did it, before he could further favor Andrahar?
Got it in one. Isfhandijar didn't do his bastard son any favors by favoring him so flagrantly. The older sons were very much afraid that they would be disowned in favor of the slave-boy. It would have been difficult, but not impossible to do. And the oldest one had been born when Isfhandijar was sixteen or seventeen-he was beginning to think he'd not live to see dear old Dad pop off. So they killed two birds with one stone.
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