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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

Portrayals in Adaptations

2012-14: The Hobbit (film series):

Bard's son Bain is in his early teens, played by John Bell.[3][4]


  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. "THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY" , Warner Bros. Canada (accessed 9 February 2012)
  4. Evie Bowman, "EXCLUSIVE! Q&A WITH HOBBIT ACTOR JOHN BELL" dated 3 July 2012, Middle-earth Network News (accessed 4 July 2012)
Died: T.A. 3007
Preceded by:
Bard I
King of Dale
T.A. 29773007
Followed by: