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Berelach

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Berelach
Gondorian
Biographical Information
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
BirthFirst century of the Fourth Age
Family
ParentageBorlas
Physical Description
GenderMale

Berelach was the only recorded son of Borlas and grandson of Beregond.[1] He had an older sister, who is not named.[2]

Berelach served in the King's ships. For many years he was stationed at the Harlond, but when he was given a high command, he moved to Pelargir and was often long at sea.[2]

In his youth he was friend of Saelon, who was somehow connected to the "Dark Tree" – the growing threat of evil in Gondor.[3]

In the first manuscript (ms. A) of the story the name was first Berthil, changed to Bergil. and in the later manuscripts (mss. B and C) to Berelach.[4]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
Baranor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beregond
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bergil
 
Borlas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unnamed
daughter
 
Berelach


[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The New Shadow", p. 416.
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The New Shadow", p. 421, fn. 14.
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The New Shadow", p. 416-417.
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The New Shadow", p. 421, fn. 15.