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Eradan (video game character)

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Eradan (video game character) is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
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Eradan
Man
Biographical Information
BirthBefore T.A. 2988[1]
Physical Description
GenderMen
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
Eradan is one of the three main characters of The Lord of the Rings: War in the North. He is a Dúnadan and was born before T.A. 2988 in the Angle. He was both a skilled swordsman and archer.[1]

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History

The ancestors of Eradan were members of a noble family from Númenor, who served Elendil. After the Downfall of Númenor they went in exile to Middle-earth and lived in Arnor, where they served the heirs of Elendil. After the fall of that kingdom they continued to serve the Chieftains of the Dúnedain.

Eradan spend his youth in a small Dúnedain settlement in the Angle, while his father, Baranor, served Aragorn as an Ranger. While Baranor and a company of Dúnedain patrolled the Misty Mountains he didn't return. After the lose of his father, Eradan was fostered by his uncle, Dunhir.

After he was grown up he started his training to be a Ranger. After only two years he completed his training and started to fight the Orcs of the Misty Mountains and Trolls who roamed the eas tof Eriador. Eradan gained a high reputation as swordsman and archer, and his skills as outdoorsman and tracker were exceptional high.

When Aragorn doubled the defenses of the Shire Eradan served as one of the guards of Sarn Ford for many years under the command of Halbarad. In T.A. 3016 Aragorn became more active in the Shire's defense. In this time Eradan impressed Aragorn with his skills and bravery. Eradan accompenied Aragorn on many of his travels, on which Aragorn taught him even more about tracking.[1]

Skills

One of his most unique skills is envision, which allows him to move undetected behind enemies and attack them in the flank. He fights with both a bow and a sword, and is good in tracking enemies.[2]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Human Character: Eradan's History" , War in the North (accessed 24 December 2011)
  2. Gamespot Asia, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North Q&A, dated 31 January, 2011 (accessed at 23 July, 2011)