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V of Middle Earth
V of Middle Earth

V of Middle Earth


Valandil - Son and Heir of Isildur. Youngest of Isildur's four sons, and the only one to survive the Disaster of the Gladden Fields. He eventually became the third King of Arnor, and was succeeded by his son Eldacar.

Varda - The Queen of the Stars, Elentári, Gilthoniel, The Kindler, Lady of the Stars, Tintallë. The Queen of the Stars and spouse of Manwë the King of Arda, great among the Queens of the Valar. She set the stars in the sky, for which the Eldar of Middle-earth revered her, calling her by the name of Elbereth.

Variags - The people of Khand. A little-known people dwelling in the land of Khand, east of Mordor, at the time of the War of the Ring. They were allied to Sauron, and their warriors were seen at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.

Vorondil - The first hereditary Steward of Gondor. One of three Stewards to serve King Eärnil II of Gondor. He was an important figure in Gondorian history, as the first of the Stewards to inherit the title by direct line from his father. Vorondil was the son of Pelendur, the Steward who had assumed the rule of Gondor during the crisis following Ondoher's loss. On Pelendur's own death, his position as servant and adviser to the King fell on Vorondil his son.

Vorondil's Stewardship was a time of war and loss for Gondor. In only his second year as Steward, he saw the Nazgûl come out of Mordor and lay siege to Minas Ithil, and two years later still, they succeeded in capturing it and the palantír it contained.

History remembers Vorondil less for any part in the loss of Minas Ithil, though, and more as Vorondil the mighty Hunter, who hunted the Kine of Araw in the far eastern lands on the shores of the Sea of Rhûn. The great horn carried by Boromir in The Lord of the Rings originated as the hunting horn of Vorondil, and may even have been made by his own hand.

Vorondil served Eärnil as Steward for twenty-one years. Just as he had inherited the position, he was in turn succeeded by his son Mardil, who was to become the first of the Ruling Stewards and the founder of a tradition that would survive in Gondor for nearly a thousand years.


Vales of Anduin - The western regions of Rhovanion. The valley of the River Anduin, lying for most of its length between the Misty Mountains and Mirkwood.

Valinor - The Land of the Powers. The land founded by the Valar after Melkor's destruction of their ancient dwelling of Almaren. Originally part of the World, Valinor could be reached by ship from Middle-earth. After the rebellion of King Ar-Pharazôn of Númenor in 3319 (Second Age), Valinor and the lands of Aman were removed from the circles of the World, and could only be reached by the Elves, following the straight road that was kept open to them.

Valimar - A name for the city of the Valar. A name of the city of the Valar in Valinor, more commonly referred to as 'Valmar'.


Vilya - The Ring of Air, Ring of Sapphire. Called the Ring of Sapphire and the Ring of Air, one of the Three Rings of the Elves. It was originally held by Gil-galad, but he passed it to Elrond at the time of the founding of Rivendell.

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