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Horn (Man of Rohan)

The name Horn refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Horn (disambiguation).
Horn
Rohir
The Lord of the Rings Online - Horn.jpg
Horn from The Lord of the Rings Online
Biographical Information
LocationRohan
LanguageRohirric
Death15 March, T.A. 3019
Battle of the Pelennor Fields
Physical Description
GenderMale

Horn was a man of Rohan during the War of the Ring.

Contents

History

Horn fought and died in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. His name is remembered in the poem Song of the Mounds of Mundburg.[1]

Etymology

Horn is Old English for "horn".

Portrayal in adaptations

2012: The Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan:

Horn is a prominent character in the game and accompanies the player throughout all of their travels in Riddermark.
Horn's ultimate fate depends on a decision made by the player much earlier in the game. During the summoning of the Grey Company, Halros can be persuaded to either journey south to the aid of Aragorn or stay and perform the very task that Aragorn instructed him to do. If Halros stays in the Shire, Horn dies in the battle of the Pelennor Fields. However, if Halros is persuaded to go south, he shields Horn from the mortal blow at the cost of his own life. Horrified by the death around him and the sacrifice of a man he didn't even know, Horn loses his will to go on and abandons his duty. He forsakes his name and, now a broken man, leaves into paths unknown, telling the player to report him as dead.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"