Prince Imrahil was born in the Sea-ward Tower (S. "Tirith Aear") of Dol Amroth and descended from one of the most prestigious families in Middle-earth. A Dunadan of the House of Dol Amroth, he was the twenty-first Prince in the second line and the twenty-second direct descendant of Imrazôr the Númenórean. Imrazor's wife, the Elf-maiden Mithrellas, gave his line Elven blood, and Imrahil reflected his partially Firstborn ancestry. Indeed, he was of royal blood and one of the Lords of the West. Imrahil ruled the fair city of Dol Amroth, as well as the lands of Belfalas nearby, as the Prince of Dor-en-Ernil. He was a fast friend of the Ruling Steward, his Lord and brother-in-law. Denethor II wed Imrahil's sister Finduilas, making the Prince the uncle of Boromir and Faramir. Still, he served Denethor, for the Princes of his House were vassals of the King of Gondor. A brave leader in the War of the Ring, Imrahil briefly ruled Gondor after the death of Denethor (during Faramir's incapacity). His daughter Lothiriel married King Éomer of Rohan, further cementing the bond between Gondor and the Horse-realm. Besides Lothiriel, Imrahil had three sons: Elphir (who would become the Prince of Dol Amroth after Imrahil), Erchirion, and Amrothos. Though the novels don't say what part the three sons played in War of the Ring, they would have most likely fought with Imrahil during the War of the Ring.
Imrahil's Principal Items:
- high helmet
- Sword (Aercrist) — (S. "Sea-cleaver") two-handed blade of pale blue steel, allows the wielder to parry attacks from any direction, and will float on water.
- Armor — ("Foam-light") scale armor of a silver-white mithril alloy, protects has the additional power of being able to float in water (and hold the wearer at the surface).
- Truesight of Numenor— Imrahil is gifted with the Truesight of Numenor. This gives Imrahil prophetic visions and amplifies his natural perception by x2.
- Intercession— Imrahil has the power to name Uinen in sacred oaths and agreements. He may also pass judgement on those who have broken the laws of Numenor.
These powers were probably all conferred upon every Prince of Dol Amroth.
- MERP:The Mannish Races
- MERP:Middle-Earth Adventure Guidebook II
- MERP: Southern Gondor the People