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Princes of Dol Amroth

By:Isabeau
 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.


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Nargil wrote: He killed one on the Pellanor, though I wonder what happened to his cousin from Kin-strife?

I haven't decided yet. He wasn't a soldier, so he could very well still be lurking about. I've thought about having Andra's legitimate relatives plot against him, particularly after the Pelennor thing, but I've not come up with anything definite yet.

Intresting question though, he could suspect somthing but at the time there was nothing he could do and then he left Harad before he grew old enough to make a serious challenge.

There's that, and there are other factors at work as well. Andra may have some reticence about seeking vengeance, since he was born a slave. And he may also be harboring some deep-seated anger against his father, even though I've written that he loves the man. Isfandhijar didn't handle things very well. He openly favored Ariye and her son enough to cause fear among his other two wives and their sons that he intended to throw them over for their latest rival, but he didn't wed Ariye and legitimate Andra, which would have given them some status, because he was trying to avoid antagonizing the others. In the end, he brought about the very situation he was trying to avoid.

Another question, if Fin was Imri's older sister how come she was not the heir I know it says in the appendixes that the kingship passed to the oldest child wether male or female or is it different in Dol-Amroth?

Denethor has older sisters too, I believe. So you have to infer that Gondor's either given up on that particular custom in favor of male inheritence, or that it only applies to the kingship. Another way in which I think they've diminished from their Numenorean forbears...

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