|Death||March 15, T.A. 3019 |
- "Halbarad Dúnadan, Ranger of the North I am. We seek one Aragorn, son of Arathorn, and we heard he was in Rohan."
- ― Halbarad
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 March 15 they arrived on the Pelennor Fields and fought in the battle. Halbarad unfurled the standard, and it showed the White Tree of Gondor and the signs of Elendil. He was killed in this battle, and would never return to the North.
Portrayal in adaptations
- Halbarad is played by an uncredited actor.
- Halbarad had a role similar to his role in the book. He was voiced by Martyn Read.
1995-8: Middle-earth Collectible Card Game:
- Halbarad, a sage/diplomat hero character, is illustrated by Quinton Hoover.
- Halbarad is portrayed by Warren Mahy.
2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:
- Halbarad appeart at the beginning of the game at the Sarn Ford. Shortly after the Nazgûl attacked the Dúnedain who guarded the Shire, he sends Eradan, Andriel and Farin to Bree to warn Aragorn.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Passing of the Grey Company"
- ↑ Offical Xbox Magazine Online, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, dated 28 April, 2011 (accessed at 7 July, 2011)