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'''Balchoth''' were a race of [[Easterlings]], under the sway of [[Dol Guldur]], who lived in the lands east of the forest of [[Mirkwood]]. In the latter part of the [[Third Age]], they attempted an invasion of [[Gondor]], but were repulsed by [[Cirion]] and [[Eorl]].
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The '''Balchoth''', [[Sindarin]] for 'Mighty horde' were a clan of [[Easterlings]] under the sway of [[Dol Guldur]], who lived in [[Rhovanion]], the lands southeast of the forest of [[Mirkwood]. Traditionally, their leaders were friendly to [[Gondor]]([[Eldacar]] II even lived there, for a time, at the request of [[Rómendacil II]], his father). However, in 2510 the [[Third Age]], they attempted, with the assistance of [[Orcs]], an invasion of [[Calenardhon]], a minimally populated northern province of [[Gondor]]. After pushing back the northern Gondorian army, they were repulsed by [[Eorl]], who arrived with the [[Éothéod]], after receiving the plea of [[Cirion]] late. The Balchoth were no match for the horsemen of the Éothéod, and were hunted down and utterly destroyed. In gratitude of this feat, Cirion rewarded Eorl and his horsemen the province, which was renamed the [[Riddermark]], or [[Rohan]] as the citizens of Gondor called it.
  
 
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The Balchoth, Sindarin for 'Mighty horde' were a clan of Easterlings under the sway of Dol Guldur, who lived in Rhovanion, the lands southeast of the forest of [[Mirkwood]. Traditionally, their leaders were friendly to Gondor(Eldacar II even lived there, for a time, at the request of Rómendacil II, his father). However, in 2510 the Third Age, they attempted, with the assistance of Orcs, an invasion of Calenardhon, a minimally populated northern province of Gondor. After pushing back the northern Gondorian army, they were repulsed by Eorl, who arrived with the Éothéod, after receiving the plea of Cirion late. The Balchoth were no match for the horsemen of the Éothéod, and were hunted down and utterly destroyed. In gratitude of this feat, Cirion rewarded Eorl and his horsemen the province, which was renamed the Riddermark, or Rohan as the citizens of Gondor called it.