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Marhari

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One of the [[Northmen]] who had allied themselves with [[Gondor]] in the middle years of the [[Third Age]], and dwelt in the wide plains of [[Rhovanion]] south and east of [[Mirkwood]]. Marhari was a leader of these people in the time when the warlike [[Wainriders]] emerged out of the east, and with [[Narmacil II]] of [[Gondor]] he rode to meet them in battle. The resulting [[Battle of the Plains]] was a disaster for [[Gondor]] and its allies: Narmacil was killed, and Marhari fell in his rearguard.  
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'''Marhari''' ([[Third Age]] 1770 – 1856, aged 86 years) was a [[Northmen|Northman]] of the [[Kingdom of Rhovanion]] and a member of the royal house. His distant ancestor was King [[Vidugavia]].
  
Marhari's son [[Marhwini]] led a body of the surviving Northmen away from the now dangerous lands of Rhovanion, and travelled up the [[Vales of Anduin]] into the north. Through these travellers, and across many centuries, Marhari would become a distant ancestor to the people known as the [[Rohirrim]].
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In Third Age 1856, a tribe of [[Easterlings]] called the [[Wainriders]] invaded from the [[East]]. Marhari led the soldiers of Rhovanion, together with the armies of [[Gondor]] under King [[Narmacil II]], against the invaders at the [[Battle of the Plains]]. The battle was a disaster, as Narmacil was killed and Marhari fell in his rearguard. The Wainriders than overran Rhovanion and enslaved its people.
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Marhari's son [[Marhwini]] led a group of refugees west to the [[Vales of Anduin]]. They would become the Éothéod, the ancestors of the mighty [[Riders of Rohan]].
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== Genealogy ==
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  [[Vidugavia]]
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  '''MARHARI'''
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  [[Marhwini]], first [[Lord of the Éothéod]]
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  [[Forthwini]]
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Revision as of 02:32, 24 June 2006

Marhari (Third Age 1770 – 1856, aged 86 years) was a Northman of the Kingdom of Rhovanion and a member of the royal house. His distant ancestor was King Vidugavia.

In Third Age 1856, a tribe of Easterlings called the Wainriders invaded from the East. Marhari led the soldiers of Rhovanion, together with the armies of Gondor under King Narmacil II, against the invaders at the Battle of the Plains. The battle was a disaster, as Narmacil was killed and Marhari fell in his rearguard. The Wainriders than overran Rhovanion and enslaved its people.

Marhari's son Marhwini led a group of refugees west to the Vales of Anduin. They would become the Éothéod, the ancestors of the mighty Riders of Rohan.

Genealogy

  Vidugavia
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  MARHARI
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  Marhwini, first Lord of the Éothéod
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  Forthwini