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Biographical Information
Other names"the Hapless"
LanguageRohirric and Westron
BirthBefore T.A. 2544
DeathT.A. 2570
Paths of the Dead
HouseHouse of Eorl
SiblingsAldor and Eofor
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Baldor
Baldor the Hapless was the prideful son of Brego and grandson of Eorl the Young.



With his father, Baldor explored Rohan, and came to Harrowdale. They found the Paths of the Dead. Surprised by a riddle from an old man that forbade them passage, he became curious. At the inauguration of Meduseld in T.A. 2569, he vowed to pass the Dark Door. He did so a year later, and was never seen again alive.[1]

Early March T.A. 3019, Aragorn and the Grey Company found the golden-clad knight. His legs were broken, and his sword was notched.[2]

Portrayal in Adaptations

1979: The Lord of the Rings (1979 radio series):

The Grey Company encounters Baldor's corpse in the Paths of the Death.

See Also


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Last Debate"