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An island to the West of Middle Earth in the writings of J.R.R.Tolkien. Also known as Westernesse or Elenna.

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Why did Tar-Calion listen to Sauron and become so evil?

Around the beginning of his rule, Tar-Calion the Golden was a dear friend to Amandil the Lord of Andúnië, despite Amandil being leader of the Faithful, and he let him be a member of the Council of ...
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Did Elrond have a right to the throne of Númenor?

In case the line of the Kings of Númenor would have gone extinct, would Elrond Half-elven, being the brother of Númenor's first king Elros Tar-Minyatur, have had a right to the throne of Númenor, or ...
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Why didn't Ar-Gimilzôr make his second son Gimilkhâd throne heir?

Ar-Gimilzôr's oldest son who eventually became King Tar-Palantir was faithful to the Valar and a friend of the elves, unlike his younger brother Gimilkhâd who was like his father. Since Ar-Gimilzôr ...
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How many Faithful Númenóreans were there (in comparison to the King's Men) during Ar-Pharazôn's reign?

Are there any rough numbers as to the population of Faithful Númenóreans (vs the King's Men) during the island's final years? In addition, how many of them survived the Downfall (vs those who were ...
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Who raised Númenor from the sea?

In both of the main Lord of the Rings wikias, it is stated that Númenor was raised by the Valar; Númenor (Q: "westland", pron. [ˈnuːmenor]) or Númenórë (pron. [ˌnuːmeˈnoːre]), known in the ...
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Are the corrupted Númenóreans trapped in Valinor technically alive?

Ar-Pharazôn the Golden, the last Vala-hating king of Númenor, led an army to conquer Valinor, but Ilúvatar trapped them in a cave-in where they will remain until the end of time — the Caves of the ...
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Who made Elros king of Númenor?

Elros, brother of Elrond, was crowned king of Númenor by who? The Valar? By the Edain? It's weird how he went from being raised by Maglor and Maedhros to becoming the first king of the most powerful ...
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How did Sauron know there were Survivors of Númenor?

Did he just know they were there or sense there were people around his domain? How exactly did he find out about the Faithful survivors of the Downfall of Númenor?
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Can Númenor be resurrected?

Would Ilúvatar raise Númenor if King Elessar and the Gondorians asked him to, or is Númenor gone forever and no way to get it back? Answers that relate to Tolkien's own writings are strongly ...
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