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== History ==  
 
== History ==  
Under the leadership of [[Balan]] (later called [[Bëor]]), they crossed over the mountains into Thargelion in {{FA|310}} and there were discovered by the Noldorin King [[Finrod|Finrod Felagund]], eldest son of [[Finarfin]], thus they were the first men to encounter one of the Elves. Finrod befriended the House of Bëor (the First House of the [[Edain]]) and persuaded [[Thingol]], overlord of [[Beleriand]] to grant the new arrivals lands which to inhabit. Thingol gave to them (and the other two Edain Houses that followed) land in the realm of the Noldorin Elf-lords [[Amrod]] and [[Amras]], the youngest sons of [[Fëanor]], of which this land was thereafter known as [[Estolad]], the Encampment.  In {{FA|402|n}}, there was fighting in the northern marches of Beleriand where the [[Orcs]] attempted to break through the [[Pass of Aglon]]. There [[Maedhros]] and [[Maglor]], the eldest sons of Fëanor, threw back the invaders with the aid of the younger sons of Finarfin, [[Angrod]] and [[Aegnor]] their half-cousins; and Bëor, after entering into the service of the king of [[Nargothrond]] Finrod, was mostly with the Elf-lords of the [[House of Finarfin]], Angrod and Aegnor, the younger brothers of King Finrod, was the first among Men to draw swords on behalf of the [[Eldar]] of Beleriand.<ref>{{WJ|P1}}</ref>
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Under the leadership of [[Balan]] (later called [[Bëor]]), they crossed over the mountains into Thargelion in {{FA|310}} and there were discovered by the Noldorin King [[Finrod|Finrod Felagund]], eldest son of [[Finarfin]], thus they were the first men to encounter one of the Elves. Finrod befriended the House of Bëor (the First House of the [[Edain]]) and persuaded [[Thingol]], overlord of [[Beleriand]] to grant the new arrivals lands which to inhabit. Thingol gave to them (and the other two Edain Houses that followed) land in the realm of the Noldorin Elf-lords [[Amrod]] and [[Amras]], the youngest sons of [[Fëanor]], of which this land was thereafter known as [[Estolad]], the Encampment.  In {{FA|402|n}}, there was fighting in the northern marches of Beleriand where the [[Orcs]] attempted to break through the [[Pass of Aglon]]. There [[Maedhros]] and [[Maglor]], the eldest sons of Fëanor, threw back the invaders with the aid of the younger sons of Finarfin, [[Angrod]] and [[Aegnor]] their half-cousins; and Bëor, after entering into the service of the king of [[Nargothrond]] Finrod, was mostly with the Elf-lords of the House of Finarfin, Angrod and Aegnor, the younger brothers of King Finrod, was the first among Men to draw swords on behalf of the [[Eldar]] of Beleriand.<ref>{{WJ|P1}}</ref>
  
In the reign of [[Boromir (Lord of Ladros)|Boromir]] as Lord of the House of Bëor, great grandson of Bëor, the Bëorians were granted [[Ladros]] in [[Dorthonion]] (ruled by Finrod's brothers Angrod and Aegnor) as a feifdom of their own by the House of Finarfin which they inhabited until the [[Dagor Bragollach]] in {{FA|455|n}} when Dorthonion and Ladros included were swept away by Morgoth's offensive and Boromir's grandson [[Bregolas]], the third Lord of Ladros was slain, leaving the leadership of the ruined house to his brother [[Barahir]].  
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In the reign of [[Boromir (Lord of Ladros)|Boromir]] as Lord of the House of Bëor, great grandson of Bëor, the Bëorians were granted [[Ladros]] in [[Dorthonion]] (ruled by Finrod's brothers Angrod and Aegnor) as a feifdom of their own by the [[House of Finarfin]] which they inhabited until the [[Dagor Bragollach]] in {{FA|455|n}} when Dorthonion and Ladros included were swept away by Morgoth's offensive and Boromir's grandson [[Bregolas]], the third Lord of Ladros was slain, leaving the leadership of the ruined house to his brother [[Barahir]].  
  
 
Barahir did what he could to ensure the House's survival, sending the women and children to safety under the leadership of his wife [[Emeldir]]. They went to the forest of [[Brethil]] where some merged with the [[House_of_Haleth|Haladin]], but others (including [[Rían]] and [[Morwen]]) continued on to [[Dor-lómin]] and joined with the people of [[Galdor (Lord of Dor-lómin)|Galdor]]. Meanwhile Barahir remained in Dorthonion with his son [[Beren]], Bregolas' sons [[Baragund]] and [[Belegund]], and a dwindling company of men. Pressed by [[Sauron]] from [[Tol-in-Gaurhoth]] this company was eventually betrayed by one of their members [[Gorlim the Unhappy]], revealing Barahir's hideout at [[Tarn Aeluin]]. All the company were destroyed save Beren who was away scouting when the attack happened. None the less, from that point on the House of Bëor ceased to be an independent entity and its people joined the surviving Houses of Men.
 
Barahir did what he could to ensure the House's survival, sending the women and children to safety under the leadership of his wife [[Emeldir]]. They went to the forest of [[Brethil]] where some merged with the [[House_of_Haleth|Haladin]], but others (including [[Rían]] and [[Morwen]]) continued on to [[Dor-lómin]] and joined with the people of [[Galdor (Lord of Dor-lómin)|Galdor]]. Meanwhile Barahir remained in Dorthonion with his son [[Beren]], Bregolas' sons [[Baragund]] and [[Belegund]], and a dwindling company of men. Pressed by [[Sauron]] from [[Tol-in-Gaurhoth]] this company was eventually betrayed by one of their members [[Gorlim the Unhappy]], revealing Barahir's hideout at [[Tarn Aeluin]]. All the company were destroyed save Beren who was away scouting when the attack happened. None the less, from that point on the House of Bëor ceased to be an independent entity and its people joined the surviving Houses of Men.

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