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'''Halbarad''' ([[Sindarin|S.]] "Tall Tower") was a [[Dúnedain of Arnor|ranger]] of [[Eriador]]. He spent his early life watching the borders of [[the Shire]]  
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'''Halbarad''' was a [[Dúnedain of Arnor|ranger]] of [[Eriador]]. He spent his early life watching the borders of [[the Shire]]  
  
During the [[War of the Ring]] Halbarad was sent to the aid of his kinsman [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]]. He led a thirty-man strong group of Rangers, calling themselves the [[Grey Company]]. With them rode [[Elladan]] and [[Elrohir]], the sons of [[Elrond]]. In the night between the 5th and the 6th of March, the Company met Aragorn at [[Dol Baran]]. Halbarad gave his kinsman a standard, which was a gift from [[Arwen]], and a message, summoning him to take the [[Paths of the Dead]].  
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==Life==
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During the [[War of the Ring]], Halbarad was sent to the aid of his kinsman [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]]. He led a thirty-man strong group of Rangers, calling themselves the [[Grey Company]]. With them rode [[Elladan]] and [[Elrohir]], the sons of [[Elrond]]. In the night between the [[March 5|5th]] and the [[March 6|6th of March]], the Company met Aragorn at [[Dol Baran]]. Halbarad gave his kinsman a standard, which was a gift from [[Arwen]], and a message, summoning him to take the [[Paths of the Dead]].  
  
The Grey Company, now with [[Gimli]] and [[Legolas]] part of [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]]'s comitatus, passed through the Paths of the Dead, to the [[Stone of Erech]], over [[Tarlang's Neck]], and on to [[Pelargir]]. He captained a [[Corsair]] ship and they sailed toward [[Harlond in Gondor|Harlond]].  
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The Grey Company, now with [[Gimli]] and [[Legolas of Mirkwood|Legolas]] part of [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]]'s comitatus, passed through the Paths of the Dead, to the [[Stone of Erech]], over [[Tarlang's Neck]], and on to [[Pelargir]]. He captained a [[Corsair]] ship and they sailed toward [[Harlond in Gondor|Harlond]].  
  
 
On the 15th of March they arrived on the [[Battle of Pelennor Fields|Pelennor Fields]]. Halbarad unfurled the standard, and it showed the [[White Tree]] of [[Gondor]] and the signs of [[Elendil]]. He was killed in battle, and would not return to the North.  
 
On the 15th of March they arrived on the [[Battle of Pelennor Fields|Pelennor Fields]]. Halbarad unfurled the standard, and it showed the [[White Tree]] of [[Gondor]] and the signs of [[Elendil]]. He was killed in battle, and would not return to the North.  
  
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==Etymology==
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Though it is nowhere translated, ''Halbarad'' most likely means "Tall Tower", from [[Sindarin]] ''hall'', "tall", and ''[[barad]]'', "tower".
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([[Sindarin|S.]] "Tall Tower")
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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In the [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|1981 radio series]] of ''The Lord of the Rings'', Halbarad had a role similar to his role in the book. He wasd voiced by [[Martyn Read]].
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His character, and the entire Grey Company, were cut from ''[[Peter Jackson's The Return of the King]]''. He did appear on a [[The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game|Decipher card]].
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
* [[:Category: Images of Halbarad|Images of Halbarad]]
 
* [[:Category: Images of Halbarad|Images of Halbarad]]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
* [[The Return of the King]]; [[The Passing of the Grey Company]], [[The Muster of Rohan]], [[The Battle of the Pelennor Fields]]
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* ''[[The Return of the King]]''
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** [[The Passing of the Grey Company]]
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** [[The Muster of Rohan]]
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** [[The Battle of the Pelennor Fields]]
  
 
[[Category:Dúnedain of the North]]
 
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[[Category:Rangers]]
 
[[Category:Characters in The Lord of the Rings]]
 
[[Category:Characters in The Lord of the Rings]]

Revision as of 19:34, 13 July 2008

Halbarad
Man
Biographical Information
DeathMarch 15, T.A. 3019
Physical Description
GenderMale
HeightTall
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorGrey

Halbarad was a ranger of Eriador. He spent his early life watching the borders of the Shire

Contents

Life

During the War of the Ring, Halbarad was sent to the aid of his kinsman Aragorn. He led a thirty-man strong group of Rangers, calling themselves the Grey Company. With them rode Elladan and Elrohir, the sons of Elrond. In the night between the 5th and the 6th of March, the Company met Aragorn at Dol Baran. Halbarad gave his kinsman a standard, which was a gift from Arwen, and a message, summoning him to take the Paths of the Dead.

The Grey Company, now with Gimli and Legolas part of Aragorn's comitatus, passed through the Paths of the Dead, to the Stone of Erech, over Tarlang's Neck, and on to Pelargir. He captained a Corsair ship and they sailed toward Harlond.

On the 15th of March they arrived on the Pelennor Fields. Halbarad unfurled the standard, and it showed the White Tree of Gondor and the signs of Elendil. He was killed in battle, and would not return to the North.

Etymology

Though it is nowhere translated, Halbarad most likely means "Tall Tower", from Sindarin hall, "tall", and barad, "tower". (S. "Tall Tower")

Portrayal in adaptations

In the 1981 radio series of The Lord of the Rings, Halbarad had a role similar to his role in the book. He wasd voiced by Martyn Read.

His character, and the entire Grey Company, were cut from Peter Jackson's The Return of the King. He did appear on a Decipher card.

See Also

References