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King's Company

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The '''King's Company''' was the first [[Éored]] of the [[Riders of Rohan]], who rode to battle beside the King himself. Also known as the '''King's Riders'''.
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The '''King's Company''', also known as the '''King's Riders''', was the first [[Éored]] of the [[Riders of Rohan]], who rode to battle beside the King himself. At the end of the [[Third Age]], they were led by [[Déorwine]], who fell with the [[Théoden|king]] in the [[Battle of the Pelennor Fields]].
  
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==Portrayal in Adaptations==
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'''2001-3: ''[[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]]'':'''
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:The King's Company appear to be the inspiration for the Royal Guard of [[Edoras]]. They, unlike other soldiers in Rohan, have a consistent uniform with a long leaf-mail hauberk, a rich green cloak and a spectacled helm with a horse-hair crest. [[Gamling]], [[Háma]] and [[Grimbold]] all wear this same uniform to emphesise their rank. The Royal Guard notably bear the body of [[Théodred]] from the Golden Hall during his funeral.
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==References==
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* ''[[The Return of the King]]'', [[The Battle of the Pelennor Fields]]
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* ''[[The Return of the King]]'', [[Many Partings]]
 
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Revision as of 07:02, 12 August 2008

The King's Company, also known as the King's Riders, was the first Éored of the Riders of Rohan, who rode to battle beside the King himself. At the end of the Third Age, they were led by Déorwine, who fell with the king in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.

Portrayal in Adaptations

2001-3: Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings:

The King's Company appear to be the inspiration for the Royal Guard of Edoras. They, unlike other soldiers in Rohan, have a consistent uniform with a long leaf-mail hauberk, a rich green cloak and a spectacled helm with a horse-hair crest. Gamling, Háma and Grimbold all wear this same uniform to emphesise their rank. The Royal Guard notably bear the body of Théodred from the Golden Hall during his funeral.

References