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The people of [[Dale]] during the later [[Third Age]]. They took their name from [[Bard]] the Dragon-shooter, a [[Man]] descended from [[Girion]], who had been Lord of [[Dale]] when [[Smaug]] devastated it. After [[Bard]]'s revenge on the Dragon, he became Lord of [[Dale]] in his own right. He was succeeded as its ruler by his son [[Bain]], and so his line extended down to the time of the [[War of the Ring]] and beyond.  
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[[Image:Barding.jpg|thumb|''Barding'' in ''[[The One Ring (role-playing game)|The One Ring]]'']]
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'''Bardings''' were the [[Men of Dale|people]] of [[Dale]] during the later [[Third Age]].<ref>{{FR|II1}}</ref> They took their name from [[Bard]] the Bowman, a [[Men|Man]] descended from [[Girion]], who had been Lord of [[Dale]] when [[Smaug]] devastated it.  
  
As time passed, so the lands under the power of the Bardings grew, and in the time of [[Bard]]'s grandson [[Brand]] they were said to extend far to the south and east of the [[Long Lake]]. The people of the Bardings belonged to that wide-ranging branch of [[Men]] known as the [[Northmen]], and were thus kin to both the [[Beornings]] and the [[Rohirrim]]. Though their founder [[Bard]] had been black-haired, then, the fair hair of the northern [[Men]] was often seen among this people.
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After [[Bard]]'s revenge on the Dragon in {{TA|2941}}, he became [[King of Dale]] in his own right. He was succeeded as its ruler by his son [[Bain]], and so his line extended down to the time of the [[War of the Ring]] and beyond.
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As time passed, so the lands under the power of the Bardings grew, and in the time of [[Bard]]'s grandson [[Brand]] their territories were said to extend far to the south and east of the [[Long Lake]].  
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The people of the Bardings belonged to that wide-ranging branch of [[Men]] known as the [[Northmen]], and were thus kin to both the [[Beornings]] and the [[Rohirrim]]. Though their founder [[Bard]] had been black-haired, then, the fair hair of the northern [[Men]] was often seen among this people. {{fact}}
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==Etymology==
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*''[[Bard#Etymology|bard]]'' + ''[[-ings]]''
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[[Category:Northmen]]
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[[Category:Demonyms]]
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[[fi:Bardilaiset]]

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Barding in The One Ring

Bardings were the people of Dale during the later Third Age.[1] They took their name from Bard the Bowman, a Man descended from Girion, who had been Lord of Dale when Smaug devastated it.

After Bard's revenge on the Dragon in T.A. 2941, he became King of Dale in his own right. He was succeeded as its ruler by his son Bain, and so his line extended down to the time of the War of the Ring and beyond.

As time passed, so the lands under the power of the Bardings grew, and in the time of Bard's grandson Brand their territories were said to extend far to the south and east of the Long Lake.

The people of the Bardings belonged to that wide-ranging branch of Men known as the Northmen, and were thus kin to both the Beornings and the Rohirrim. Though their founder Bard had been black-haired, then, the fair hair of the northern Men was often seen among this people.[source?]

[edit] Etymology

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Many Meetings"