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Berelach

"a complete consistency [...] is not to be looked for, and could only be achieved, if at all, at heavy and needless cost." — Christopher Tolkien
This article's canonicity is disputed.
Berelach
Gondorian
Biographical Information
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
BirthFirst century of the Fourth Age
Family
ParentageBorlas
SiblingsUnnamed sister
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
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iorlas
b. c. T.A. 2990
 
 
 
 
Beregond
fl. T.A. 3019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bergil
b. c. T.A. 3009
 
Borlas
d. after Fo.A. 120
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
daughter
unknown
 
BERELACH
fl. Fo.A. 120


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.