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<center>{{quote|Amid them strode a man tall and strong. His shield was red. As he came to the valley's brink, he set to his lips a great black horn an blew a ringing blast. 'Erkenbrand!' the Riders shouted. 'Erkenbrand!'|''[[The Two Towers]]'', [[Helm's Deep (chapter)|Helm's Deep]]}}</center>
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'''Erkenbrand''' was one of the [[Rohirrim]]. He was the Lord of the [[Westfold]] during the [[War of the Ring]]. He was the uncle of [[Dúnhere]].
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==Life==
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Erkenbrand was presumably born in the [[Hornburg]], and followed his father as the Lord of the Westfold. He became a valiant knight in the service of the [[Kings of Rohan|King of Rohan]], but nothing is told of the deeds of those times. He retired, and settled in the Hornburg.
  
'''Erkenbrand''' was the Lord of the Westfold during the [[War of the Ring]]. He had retuired from service to [[Théoden]], but returned after the death of Théoden's son [[Théodred]], to command the forces of [[Rohan]] in its western regions. He fought in the [[Second Battle of the Fords of Isen]], and played a critical role in the [[Battle of the Hornburg]] when he and [[Gandalf]] lead an army of a thousand men to reinforce the besieged forces of Rohan.
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When the shadow from [[Isengard]] began to grow, Erkenbrand strenthened the defenses of the Hornburg and the [[Deeping Wall]]. After the death of [[Théodred]] on [[February 25]], [[Third Age 3019|T.A. 3019]] in the [[First Battle of the Fords of Isen]], Erkenbrand took command of the western defenses of Rohan. He sent a messenger to [[Théoden]] in [[Edoras]] to inform him of the ill news and ask for reinforcements, but [[Gríma Wormtongue]] delayed the message.
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[[Elfhelm]] eventually rode to the [[Fords of Isen]] with the men of Edoras, where they joined [[Grimbold|Grimbold of Grimslade]], who was left in charge of the Fords when Erkenbrand tried to send stragglers from the first battle to [[Helm's Deep]]. Erkenbrand had left around 1000 troopers under [[Gamling|Gamling the Old]] to guard his home.
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On [[March 2]], the [[Second Battle of the Fords of Isen]] was fought, and the defenses on the [[Isen]] were driven back by [[Saruman]]'s forces. Erkenbrand had managed to gather around a thousand soldiers when they came across [[Gandalf]]. Gandalf told them Théoden sought the refuge of the Hornburg, and that they would join the battle. They arrived at damn of [[March 4]], and turned the tide of the [[Battle of the Hornburg]]
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Erkenbrand did not come to [[Minas Tirith (Gondor)|Minas Tirith]] to fight in the [[Battle of the Pelennor Fields]]; instead, he stayed behind to guard Rohan. He was granted this command because of his age, experience and authority.
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After the [[War of the Ring]], King [[Éomer]] named Erkenbrand [[Marshal of the West-mark]].
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==Appearance==
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Erkenbrand was said to have been tall and strong, and reminiscent of [[Helm Hammerhand]]. He bore a red shield and a black horn.
  
 
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
In both ''[[Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings]]'' and ''[[Peter Jackson's The Two Towers]]'', Erkenbrand's position is taken by [[Éomer]]. This is mainly because he would appear unintroduced, and the return of Éomer serves the films' climax better. Erkenbrand did appear on a [[Decipher Card]]. [[Weta]]'s Mike Grealish served as the character, wearing the armour of Théodred, which did not get much attention in the film.  
 
In both ''[[Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings]]'' and ''[[Peter Jackson's The Two Towers]]'', Erkenbrand's position is taken by [[Éomer]]. This is mainly because he would appear unintroduced, and the return of Éomer serves the films' climax better. Erkenbrand did appear on a [[Decipher Card]]. [[Weta]]'s Mike Grealish served as the character, wearing the armour of Théodred, which did not get much attention in the film.  
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==References==
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* ''[[The Two Towers]]''
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** [[Helm's Deep (chapter)|Helm's Deep]]
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** [[The Road to Isengard]]
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* ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', [[The Battles of the Fords of Isen]]
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* ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'' by [[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]]''
  
 
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Erkenbrand
Rohir
Biographical Information
Other namesLord of the Westfold, Master of the Westfold, Lord of the Deeping-coomb
PositionMarshal of the West-mark
Physical Description
GenderMale
"Amid them strode a man tall and strong. His shield was red. As he came to the valley's brink, he set to his lips a great black horn an blew a ringing blast. 'Erkenbrand!' the Riders shouted. 'Erkenbrand!'"
The Two Towers, Helm's Deep

Erkenbrand was one of the Rohirrim. He was the Lord of the Westfold during the War of the Ring. He was the uncle of Dúnhere.

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Life

Erkenbrand was presumably born in the Hornburg, and followed his father as the Lord of the Westfold. He became a valiant knight in the service of the King of Rohan, but nothing is told of the deeds of those times. He retired, and settled in the Hornburg.

When the shadow from Isengard began to grow, Erkenbrand strenthened the defenses of the Hornburg and the Deeping Wall. After the death of Théodred on February 25, T.A. 3019 in the First Battle of the Fords of Isen, Erkenbrand took command of the western defenses of Rohan. He sent a messenger to Théoden in Edoras to inform him of the ill news and ask for reinforcements, but Gríma Wormtongue delayed the message.

Elfhelm eventually rode to the Fords of Isen with the men of Edoras, where they joined Grimbold of Grimslade, who was left in charge of the Fords when Erkenbrand tried to send stragglers from the first battle to Helm's Deep. Erkenbrand had left around 1000 troopers under Gamling the Old to guard his home.

On March 2, the Second Battle of the Fords of Isen was fought, and the defenses on the Isen were driven back by Saruman's forces. Erkenbrand had managed to gather around a thousand soldiers when they came across Gandalf. Gandalf told them Théoden sought the refuge of the Hornburg, and that they would join the battle. They arrived at damn of March 4, and turned the tide of the Battle of the Hornburg.

Erkenbrand did not come to Minas Tirith to fight in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields; instead, he stayed behind to guard Rohan. He was granted this command because of his age, experience and authority.

After the War of the Ring, King Éomer named Erkenbrand Marshal of the West-mark.

Appearance

Erkenbrand was said to have been tall and strong, and reminiscent of Helm Hammerhand. He bore a red shield and a black horn.

Etymology

Erkenbrand is a name that comes from two Old English words: Eorcan (meaning "precious") and Brand (meaning "sword").

Portrayal in adaptations

In both Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings and Peter Jackson's The Two Towers, Erkenbrand's position is taken by Éomer. This is mainly because he would appear unintroduced, and the return of Éomer serves the films' climax better. Erkenbrand did appear on a Decipher Card. Weta's Mike Grealish served as the character, wearing the armour of Théodred, which did not get much attention in the film.

References