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'''Bard I''' (lived in the late [[Third Age]]) of [[Lake-town]] was one of the most skilled archers among [[Men]] and the heir of [[Girion]], the last king of old [[Dale]]. Bard was able to slay the [[Dragons|dragon]] [[Smaug]] with a single arrow after a tip from the old thrush (who had overheard [[Bilbo Baggins]]' description of [[Smaug]]) revealed an unarmoured spot on the dragon's  
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'''Bard I''' (died c. [[Third Age]] 2977) of [[Lake-town]] was one of the most skilled archers among [[Men]] and was the heir of [[Girion]], the last king of old [[Dale]]. Bard was able to slay the [[Dragon]] [[Smaug]] with a single arrow after a tip from the old thrush (who had overheard [[Bilbo Baggins]]' description of [[Smaug]]) revealed an unarmoured spot on the Dragon's  
 
underside. Because of his miraculous shot he was given the epithet '''Bard the Bowman'''.
 
underside. Because of his miraculous shot he was given the epithet '''Bard the Bowman'''.
  
Bard claimed a twelfth of the treasure amassed by the dragon, which he subsequently shared with the [[Master of Lake-town]] to rebuild the town, but the Master stole the money and ran off into the wild where he died. After its rebuilding, Bard was the first king of restored Dale, followed by his son [[Bain]], grandson [[Brand]], and great-grandson [[Bard II]].
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Bard claimed a twelfth of the treasure amassed by the dragon, which he subsequently shared with the [[Master of Lake-town]] to rebuild the town. However, the Master stole the money and ran off into the wild where he died. After the rebuilding of the city, Bard became the first king of restored Dale. His success was chronicled in ''[[The Hobbit]]''.
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== Genealogy ==
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  [[Brand]]
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  [[Bard II]]
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Revision as of 01:28, 1 June 2006

Bard I (died c. Third Age 2977) of Lake-town was one of the most skilled archers among Men and was the heir of Girion, the last king of old Dale. Bard was able to slay the Dragon Smaug with a single arrow after a tip from the old thrush (who had overheard Bilbo Baggins' description of Smaug) revealed an unarmoured spot on the Dragon's underside. Because of his miraculous shot he was given the epithet Bard the Bowman.

Bard claimed a twelfth of the treasure amassed by the dragon, which he subsequently shared with the Master of Lake-town to rebuild the town. However, the Master stole the money and ran off into the wild where he died. After the rebuilding of the city, Bard became the first king of restored Dale. His success was chronicled in The Hobbit.

Genealogy

 BARD I
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  Bain
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  Brand
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 Bard II

Preceded by:
Girion, 170 years earlier
Kings of Dale Followed by:
Bain