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King's Company

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The King's Riders were the first Éored of the Riders of Rohan, who rode to battle beside the King himself. Also known as the King's Riders.


In Adaptations

The King's Company appear to be the inspiration for the Royal Guard of Edoras in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings. They, unlike other soldiers in Rohan in the films have a consistant uniform with a long leaf-mail hauberk, a rich green cloak and a spectacled helm with a horse-hair crest. Gamling, Háma and Grimbold in the films 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.