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Brytta

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'''Brytta Léofa''' ([[Third Age 2752]] – [[Third Age 2842]], aged 90 years) was the eleventh [[King of Rohan]].  
 
'''Brytta Léofa''' ([[Third Age 2752]] – [[Third Age 2842]], aged 90 years) was the eleventh [[King of Rohan]].  
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==History==
  
 
Brytta was the son of [[Fréaláf Hildeson]], and became king after the death of his father in [[Third Age 2798]].
 
Brytta was the son of [[Fréaláf Hildeson]], and became king after the death of his father in [[Third Age 2798]].
  
During his reign Rohan was still recovering from the war with the [[Dunlendings]], and hostilities remained at the western borders. Brytta continued his father's habits of helping those in need, earning him the name '''Léofa'''.
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During his reign Rohan was still recovering from the war with the [[Dunlendings]], and hostilities remained at the western borders. Brytta continued his father's habits of helping those in need, earning him the name Léofa.
  
 
Asides from the troubles with the Dunlendings his rule saw a new trouble, as the [[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]] caused great numbers of [[Orcs]] to flee from the [[Misty Mountains]], trying to make a home in the [[White Mountains]] south of Rohan. Brytta fought off these Orcs, and when he died it was believed Rohan was free of Orcs.
 
Asides from the troubles with the Dunlendings his rule saw a new trouble, as the [[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]] caused great numbers of [[Orcs]] to flee from the [[Misty Mountains]], trying to make a home in the [[White Mountains]] south of Rohan. Brytta fought off these Orcs, and when he died it was believed Rohan was free of Orcs.
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He ruled for 44 years, and was succeeded by his son [[Walda]] at his death in 2842.
 
He ruled for 44 years, and was succeeded by his son [[Walda]] at his death in 2842.
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Brytta means "distributor" in [[Old English]], having sometimes the meaning "prince".  
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Brytta means "distributor" in [[Old English]], having sometimes the meaning "prince". His nickname Léofa means "beloved".
 
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His nickname Léofa means "beloved"
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Revision as of 15:31, 11 November 2010

Brytta Léofa
Rohir
Biographical Information
PositionKing of Rohan
BirthT.A. 2752
RuleT.A. 2798T.A. 2842
DeathT.A. 2842
Family
ParentageFréaláf Hildeson
ChildrenWalda
Physical Description
GenderMale

Brytta Léofa (Third Age 2752Third Age 2842, aged 90 years) was the eleventh King of Rohan.

History

Brytta was the son of Fréaláf Hildeson, and became king after the death of his father in Third Age 2798.

During his reign Rohan was still recovering from the war with the Dunlendings, and hostilities remained at the western borders. Brytta continued his father's habits of helping those in need, earning him the name Léofa.

Asides from the troubles with the Dunlendings his rule saw a new trouble, as the War of the Dwarves and Orcs caused great numbers of Orcs to flee from the Misty Mountains, trying to make a home in the White Mountains south of Rohan. Brytta fought off these Orcs, and when he died it was believed Rohan was free of Orcs.

He ruled for 44 years, and was succeeded by his son Walda at his death in 2842.

Etymology

Brytta means "distributor" in Old English, having sometimes the meaning "prince". His nickname Léofa means "beloved".

Preceded by:
Fréaláf
11th King of Rohan
T.A. 2798T.A. 2842
Followed by:
Walda