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Tari-Aragorn Elessar II.
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Appears In Lucerne Series

Gondor Series

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Title King of Gondor and Arnor
Alias Aragorn
Status Alive
Allegiance House Elessar
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Father Tari-Arathorn Elessar
Mother † Aw-Leriel Elessar
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Spouse Aw-Ren Elessar
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Tari-Aragon Elessar II. is the current king of Gondor, the head of the House Elessar and a pureNumenorian. Aragorn Elessar has one sibling in the form of Halbaard Elessar of whome is a commander inside the Rangers of the North, as well as the mayor of Pelagir and Lord of the province of Mien so he has risen high. He is married to his Queen Arwen Elessar of whom he fell in love with while they spent time together in Osgiliath as young children, and her Numenorian birth was the final straw before they were allowed to marry. His marriage with Arwen Elessar has been happy and with her he has three children in the form of Eldarion, Ildarion, and Artenia of which his son Ildarion was his first born and is the current heir of the Kingdom of Gondor where he has been in command down in Ethring, his son Eldarion is a commander in the Royal Army of Gondor and is fighting in the northlands, his daughter Artenia is a kind girl with many children she has mothered from different men due to a silent madness in her. 

He is a great warrior, and as the heir of Isildur, bears the shards of Narsil, which was reforged and renamed Andúril, the Flame of the West, and is one of the finest swords in Europe. Narsil is made of the Black Steel of Numeron of which stands above even Valerian, and many of the Dwarven, and Elven steels as the most lethal metals of the world.

Born during the waning years of Gondor's power he was still alive for a very peaceful time of Gondor's history and it was during this time that Sauron grew to immesurable levels, and the forces of Umbar, and Dol Amroth became interested in civil independance. This would lead to civil war which left the Kingdom of Gondor split in three and its armies laid nearly destroyed alongside its population. During the final battle he was sent away to gather more forces and arrived late to the field to find his father murdered by a Nazgul, and he was able to push the Nazgul from the field, and their victory on that day ended the Gondor Civil War. With all of these changes Aragorn ascended the throne of Gondor and since his coming to power he has attempted to maintain the survival of the Kingdom at all costs, but found that he was now beset by enemies on all sides including shockingly the Kingdom of Lucerne of whom attacked their western province of Rhunian. Aragorn sent his two sons west and a large force to defend Rhunian but it was for not as Ildarion was captured by the Lucernians and his capture alongside the overall defeat of the Gondorian army on the field led to a surrender of which lost Gondor the province of Rhunian. Aragorn would go out on a lim when he assisted the rising young prince in William Lovie III. during the Journey, but was rewarded when William followed through and their combined forces alongside High Forest were able to end the siege of Minas Ithil, and push the Orcs out of the region. Following the Journey he would spend considerable time rebuilding the eastern fortress of Minas Ithil as well as heavily expanding the relationship between Lucerne-Gondor-and High Forest of which led to the founding of several High Forest led colonies in the eastern forests of Gondor and a dramatic rise in trade with Lucerne. Aragorn Elessar II. would be horrified at the death of his son and heir Ildarion Elessar and immediatly upon learning he would raise an army and move towards Ethring where the true battle with Umbar was only beggining.

History

Early Life

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He was Aragorn son of Arathorn, the nine and thirtieth heir in the right line from Isildur, and yet more like Elendil than any before him.
Unknown Scribe

Aragorn was born into a peaceful period of Gondor's history, and only the burgeaoning threat of Mordor appeared to give the rulers of Gondor any pause. His father Arathorn had two male heirs and so for this reason the throne was deemed to be safe. All of this pointed to a smoothe transition to the next generation. It was when Aragorn was 27 that the first series of conflicts with Mordor would begin. The orcs of Mordor began flooding through the Black Gate of Mordor, and before anyone in Gondor could react they had taken control of the gate city of Minus Morgal, which was the easiest position from which to block the Orcs of Mordor in. It was at the age of 29 during a conflict near Minus Ithil that Aragorns father would be killed by a band of orcs. With his father's death Aragorn was prepared for his crowning as new King.

King of Gondor

Men of Gondor, hear now the Steward of this Realm! Behold! One has come to claim the kingship again at last. Here is Aragorn, son of Arathorn, chieftain of the Dúnedain of Arnor, Captain of the Host of the West, bearer of the Star of the North, wielder of the Sword Reforged, victorious in battle, whose hands bring healing, the Elfstone, Elessar of the line of Valandil, Isildur's son, Elendil's son of Numenor. Shall he be king and enter into the City and dwell there?
Boromir Denathir

Aragorn's crowning was a massive event for the Kingdom of Gondor, and everyone who was anyone attended the event in Minus Tirith . This event was so important that Gondor's allies in the Sindar Elves of High Forest even attended the crowning.

Conflict with Mordor

"The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both."

-Aragorn Elessar II.

Gondor Civil War

"I am Aragorn son of Arathorn, and am called Elessar, the Elfstone, Dúnadan, the heir of Isildur Elendil's son of Gondor. Here is the sword that was broken and is forged again! Will you aid me or thwart me? Choose swiftly! "

-Aragorn threatening mercenaries of Umbar

"Hold your ground, hold your ground! Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of woes and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you *stand, Men of the West!"

-Aragorn at the massive Battle of Osgiliath

The End of the Line

Main Article : Battle of Narvine Fields

The End of the Gondor Civil War
They will not sit idle after our victories in Cair Andros and Ethring. We need to move quickly if we are to end this conflict. We need to look at this map and force their hand in a single fight. Force them to attack where we want them to.

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This was the moment where it shifted. I couldn't see it then, but looking back I know that was the moment they lost.
Aragorn Elessar II.

The War would finally come to an end when the forces of Mordor and Umbar would team up to attack the Gondorian Fortress of Narvine. The forces of Mordor were reeling from the miraculous defense of Cair Andros, and before this the utter defeat of the Umbar forces attempting to destroy House Mason at Ethring. The Mordor forces begin to regroup around Minus Morgal and prepared to move once again into Gondor this time they were led by the Witch King and their force was massive along the lines of the original armies attacking throughout the land. The Gondor scouts were especially well alert during the early movements and because of this the Gondorian army was able to arrive in Narvine a day before the Mordor, and Umbar armies did, and this turned the battle into more of a siege.

The Prelude

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Two victories are far better then two losses but let us be honest about the situation. They have to massive armies of which we have to deal with but the real problem is closing the gap of Minas Morgal. If it remains open they will just send more men through. We need to close that gap.
Aragorn Elessar II.

The fortress was the main backbone of the eastern Gondorian defences and for this reason it was especially well prepared for the attack that everyone knew was inevitable. Before the Battle had begun the fortress had its command handed over to the twin brothers Tar-Arannoa Ellesar, and Tar-Vislen Elessar of whom brought a large force of Tower gaurds of whome were not foreseen by the forces of Mordor as they moved within. The forces of Mordor were at first moving against Minus Ithil but they discovered the fortress was heavily defended by two of the Numenorian commanders in the form of Tur-Halbaard Elessar, and Edrion Elessar thus the forces of Mordor used a large Orc force to besiege Minus Ithil while they moved the total force southwards towards Narvine in a move that would cut off the main Gondor force in the south from the rest of Gondor. As the force from Mordor moved south the main thrust of Umbar moved northward towards the main Gondor Force at Ethring which forced the main force to remain in place. King Arathorn Elessar understood that the forces of Gondor were completely surrounded in the south but with the army in the north in tatters following the defence of Cair Andros, and the central army still stuck fighting against the army of Sarauman in Osgiliath and besieged in Minus Ithil he had no choice but to attempt to defeat the Umbar force once and for all.

The Siege Begins

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The Army of Mordor moved quickly against the forces at Narvine as they were determined to take the fortress and quickly trap the rest of the Gondor Army around Ethring where they would be picked apart and destroyed. Led by the Witch King the army of nearly three hundred thousand attacked the fortress nestled into the hills which had a defence army of little over sixty thousand and was weakened from nearly two years of fighting. The seige begin quickly with the forces of Mordor swarming at the walls in huge numbers which had little hope of defeating the defenders but each night this continued which made the defenders weaker and weaker. After three days of fighting the forces of Mordor had lost almost seventy five thousand to the defenders but the defenders were down some ten thousand dead while another fifteen thousand were wounded. While the defenders awaited the fourth day and the coming of their eventual fall the situation in Ethring changed dramatically.

Massacre at Barfurd

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Along the Umbar front the forces of Gondor were opposed by the massive army of Umbar of which was situated in the large city of Barfurd. The Umbar army was very large but at the same time they were led by the brother of Castamir Bedroog in Vastamir Bedroog of whome was a skilled but inexperianced leader. Arathorn saw that his Kingdom was going to fall unless he changed things dramatically and thus he created a plan where a large force of Gondor Cavalary would move eastward around the border with Umbar through the mountain passes there and move to the east of the Umbar army unaware. The sentries along the Umbar border were massive as Castamir had drilled his brother to death that he needed to be careful about ambushes, but the mountain path was so inaccesable and far away from the front that there were very few sentries there and what few were there were of little skill and even less prepared. The Cavalry moved quickly and was able to destroy the few scouts in the mountain pass and arrived on the eastern swamps of Barfurd four days after they had left. With their arrival Arathorn moved the entire Gondor force southward and provoked the Umbar army into action by massacring the scouts located along the border and thus at the same time bliding the Umbar forces to their movement. Vastamir sent word to his brother who told him that he would move a relief force to Barfurd and that Vastamir would not move until he arrived. Vastamir was prepared to follow this but Arathorn begin using scouts to taunt the defenders and Vastamir suffered insults from his commanders which forced him to make the rash decision to move the Umbar army north in order to defeat Arathorn.

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The moment the Umbar army moved north Castamir got word and moved his force quicker to the location but he was a week away and had no real hope of arriving in time. Vastamir led the forces north and despite whispers from his commanders that they had little knowledge of what they were facing he continued north due to the fact that he was heavily influenced by several rash commanders within his retinue. As he moved north he was shadowed by the ten thousand cavalry of the Gondor force of whome moved in behind and to the eastern side of him in preperation for the coming Battle. As the two sides engaged in Battle the Gondorians did not make any attempt to be agressive and the Umbar forces assumed this was because they were so much more numerous and they doubled their attack. As the entire Umbar force was engaged the cavalry moved into the Battle and hit the unprepared Umbar forces in the rear and side. As Vastamir realized the mistake he made he charged forward in the hopes of defeating Arathorn before his forces were completely massacred. He would make his way to Arathorn who was heading for him and the two would duel and when the dust settled Vastamir lay dead along with the entire army of Umbar. Following this victory the forces of Gondor moved relatively undamaged northward towards the Battle of Narvine and the forces of Mordor were completely unaware of this movement.

The End of the Siege

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My came to me the night before the battle. He had a look of such confidence that when the words tumbled out of his mouth speaking of his fears I could barely recognize him as speaking them. My father had always carried himself with an almost arrogant confidence, so to see him speak with fear was a jarring experience.
Aragorn Elessar II.

The fourth day of the Siege of Narvine would come and as was the case everyday the forces of Mordor moved against the city but this time they were in trouble as the main Gondor force was watching from the hills nearbye and was awaiting this attack. During the enseuing siege the Gondor Army under Arathorn moved north towards the seige and hit the rear of the attacking force. Isilmo was in the skies overhead and was the first to see the attackers, and this was followed shortly after by the Witch King of whome both attempted to shift there forces but realized quickly that the army was far to invested in the siege to turn completely and they watched as a massive melee ensued between the Gondor forces and the now completely surrounded Mordor army of which started to turn into a massacre. As this happened the Witch King and Isilmo landed at the heart of the Gondor army and begin to fight at the center. There presence caused great fear and nearly routed the Gondorians until Arathorn and his son Aragorn arrived on the scene and engaged them in battle. During this ensueing conflict Arathron would be struck down along with his second in command in Malvo Openias and all hope seemed lost until Aragorn stepped forward and fought him. While they fought his uncle was killed by Isilmo but was then forced to pull back after Tar-Vislan defeated him and nearly killed his Wraith. With the Mordor force nearly completely massacred the Witch King looked around and realized that he was completely surrounded and thus pulled back leaving the field completely in Gondor's hands. With the defeat of this force the forces of Mordor no longer had the forces capable of winning the conflict and Sauron watching his army in near defeat ordered the general retreat from Gondor's lands of which the final force to leave was Sarauman of whome was harried by Gandalf their entire time leaving.

Lucernian Invasion of Gondor

Main Article : Lucernian Invasion of Rhunian

The Journey

Main Article : The Journey


Family Members

Relationships

William Lovie III.

See Also : William Lovie III.

Few people suprise me after all these years. He suprised me with his honor, skill, and general kindness. The apple fell very far from the tree when you consider who is father is.
Aragorn Elessar II.

Things were looking beyond bleak for King Aragorn before William's arrival in Stormwind. The loss of Minus Ithil was something that he, and many in his closest council seemed to believe nearly unavoidable at that point. It was at this time that he heard reports of a Lucernian Force arriving on the western border of his realm and he feared the worst and mobilized a large force to meet with the force. When they would meet he was originally very skeptical about this young prince as he knew his father was a really bad guy with little honor. After the two fought in the Battle of Minus Ithil together the skeptisism that existed was basically gone since William had shown his true colors. With this in mind the two of them would grow a friendship over the days they travelled west to Tree Hill, and this friendship would shape the direction of the two Kingdoms relationship allowing Aragorn to pull the forces he had defending the western border and fortify eastern locations that were in more danger.

Ildarion Elessar

See Also : Ildarion Elessar

Gildor Astirian

See Also : Gildor Astirian

Belatar Araglas

See Also : Belatar Araglas

I will always bring my sword to your side when you have need my king. For not only are you my king but you are my greatest friend. I will follow you.
Belatar Araglas

Aragorn Elessar II. and Belatar Araglas would first become friends when Belatar would go to Minus Tirith in order to squire in the riches of the capital of Gondor, and during this early time squiring the two constantly seemed to come together.

Quotes

They were once men. Great kings of men. Then Sauron the deceiver gave to them nine rings of power. Blinded by their greed, they took them without question, one by one falling into darkness. Now they are slaves to his will. They are the Nazgul, Ringwraiths, neither living nor dead. At all times they feel the presence of the Ring, drawn to the power of the One. They will never stop hunting you.
Aragorn on the Nazgul discussing them with Travian Lovie before his death
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