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Ingwë was the High King of the Elves in Arda. He was among the Elves chosen by Oromë to go to Valinor and persuade the rest of the Elves to move there. Ingwë soon became king of the Vanyar, the first group of Elves to journey to Valinor from Cuiviénen. When in Aman, he lived in Tirion and later dwelt with Manwë upon Taniquetil. He never returned to Middle-Earth and was considered the most noble of all the Elves. His people, the Vanyar, were the most beloved by Manwë and Varda, and he as their leader was revered above all others.