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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

Youth

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.

Concept Art of Eradan.
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.

Life as a Ranger

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] In T.A. 3018 he met Farin and Andriel as they joined the guards of the Sarn Ford.[2]

War of the Ring

When the Nazgûl attacked the Sarn Ford all three fought under the command of Halbarad in an attempt to prevent them entering the Shire. They were defeated and most of the rangers were killed. After the attack, Eradan, Andriel and Farin saw and overheard a meeting between the Witch-king and Agandaûr. Agandaûr told the Witch-king he had assembled an army of Orcs and Goblins in Fornost.

Halbarad sent the three to Bree, where they meet with Aragorn in the Prancing Pony. They tell Aragorn what happened, who sends them to Fornost, where they have to stop Agandaûr's army before it attacks Bree.[3]

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.[4]

Appearence

Eradan of the Week on 9 November.
The player is able to change and customize the look of Eradan. Although Eradan is only his thirties he looks older, because of his life in the wilderness.[1]

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Human Character: Eradan's History" , War in the North (accessed 24 December 2011)
  2. "The Road to War" , War in the North (accessed 24 December 2011)
  3. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Prologue
  4. Gamespot Asia, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North Q&A, dated 31 January, 2011 (accessed at 23 July, 2011)