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King's Company

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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 king in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.

Portrayal in Adaptations

2001-03: The Lord of the Rings (film series):

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.