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Incomers refers to the Easterling usurpers who ruled the land of Dor-lómin granted them by Morgoth after their treachery in the of Battle of Unnumbered Tears. It was a term used by the remnant of the House of Hador left as serfs and thralls under the tyranny of Brodda of the the House of Ulfang.[1]

Lady Aerin used this term in her meeting with Túrin Mormegil after his sack of the Hall of Brodda.[2]

Other versions of the legendarium

The name Incomers was also used in a rejected version of the legend of Amroth and Nimrodel, apparently referring to Elves from lost Beleriand which entered Lórien.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, p. 253
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Return of Túrin to Dor-lómin"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, p. 13