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Biographical Information
RuleT.A. 2977 - T.A. 3007
DeathT.A. 3007
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Bain

Bain was the King of Dale, the second of the restored line.


Bain was the son of Bard the Bowman, and succeeded his father in T.A. 2977. He ruled in the lands south of the Lonely Mountain for thirty years, during which Balin and a group of Dwarves left Erebor to retake Moria.

He was succeeded by his son Brand in T.A. 3007, whose realm was said to extend far to the south and east of Esgaroth.[1]


As the Language of Dale is rendered with Old Norse, the name perhaps represents Beinn meaning "mover".[2]


Bard I
d. 2977
d. 3007
d. 3019
Bard II

Died: T.A. 3007
Preceded by:
Bard I
King of Dale
T.A. 29773007
Followed by:

Portrayals in Adaptations

2012-14: The Hobbit (film series):

Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Hobbit presents Bard's son Bain as alive during the main events of the narrative, although the books never explicitly stated whether he was born before or after the Battle of Five Armies. He is played by actor John Bell.[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  2. Jim Allan, An Introduction to Elvish, "The Giving of Names", p. 127
  3. Peter Jackson, "THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, Production Diary 11" dated 19 June 2011, [1] (accessed 1 July 2013)