In the Tale of Aragorn and Arwen, when Aragorn dies he states "I am the last of the Numenoreans and the latest king of the elder days." Hold on here!!! Last of the Numenoreans? What about Eldarion? Eldarion's mother was Arwen. If anything, his blood was purer than Aragorn's. Why wouldn't he be a Numenorean? I can understand the latest king of Elder days part. The elder days had ended, but Aragorn's lines had not. Since I doubt Eldarion's wife was an elf, and probably not as pure blooded Numenorean as Aragorn or his line (they were dying out) I could understand Eldarion being the last of the Numenoreans, but why Aragorn? Was it just some sort of poetic speech in which the son and father are one person? The thought came to me that Aragorn might've had some sort of strained relationship with his son, but there is no proof of this... in fact, Aragorn calls him a man "full ripe for the kingship" which seems to imply that he is proud of his son, or at least isn't too worried about leaving the throne to him. Was it just that everything was fading? You'd think blood lines wouldn't be effected by the end of an age... any comments?