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Halbarad

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Halbarad
Man
Biographical Information
Other namesDúnadan
DeathMarch 15, T.A. 3019
Physical Description
GenderMale
HeightTall
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorGrey
"Halbarad Dúnadan, Ranger of the North I am. We seek one Aragorn, son of Arathorn, and we heard he was in Rohan."
― Halbarad, The Passing of the Grey Company

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

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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".

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.

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