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After many years living peacefully in alliance with [[Gondor]], the [[Northmen]] found their lands invaded by a mysterious eastern people known as the [[Wainriders]]. Together, the [[Gondorians]] and Northmen formed an army to meet the Wainriders, but the resulting [[Battle of the Plains]] proved disastrous. King [[Narmacil II]] of Gondor was killed in the battle, and so was [[Marhari]] of the Northmen. Marhari's son Marhwini fought in the rearguard of the army, and his cavalry was said to have saved many of Gondor's soldiers, but in the end, the Wainriders had the victory.  
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'''Marhwini''' ([[Third Age]] 1812 – c. 1905, aged approx. 93 years) was a [[Northmen|Northman]] and a member of the noble family of the [[Kingdom of Rhovanion]]. His father [[Marhari]] was a descendant of King [[Vidugavia]] of Rhovanion.
  
After the battle, many of the Northmen remained in their old lands under the subjugation of the Wainriders. Others fled north, with some mingling with the people of [[Dale]]. Marhwini led another group between the eastern bank of [[Anduin]] and the western edge of [[Mirkwood]], settling at last in the northern [[Vales of Anduin]]. This was the origin of the [[Éothéod]], the people from whom the [[Rohirrim]] would eventually arise.
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In Third Age 1856, Rhovanion was invaded by a tribe of [[Easterlings]] known as the [[Wainriders]].
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The soldiers of the Kingdom of Rhovanion, together with the armies of [[Gondor]], met the Wainriders at the [[Battle of the Plains]], which was a disaster. The [[King of Gondor]], [[Narmacil II]], was killed and Marhwini's father Marhari died leading the rearguard. Much of the Kingdom of Rhovanion was lost and its people were enslaved. Some Northmen escaped, and Marhwini led one band of refugees to the west.
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The refugees wandered until they reached the untamed land between the eastern bank of the [[Anduin|River Anduin]] and the western edge of [[Mirkwood|Mirkwood Forest]]. Settling there in the [[Vales of Anduin]], the refugees would become the [[Éothéod]], the ancestors of the mighty [[Riders of Rohan]].
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Forty-three years later, Marhwini helped lead the enslaved people of Rhovanion in revolt against the Wainriders, and later joined King [[Calimehtar]] of Gondor in driving the Wainriders back to the [[East]].
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Revision as of 23:01, 23 June 2006

Marhwini (Third Age 1812 – c. 1905, aged approx. 93 years) was a Northman and a member of the noble family of the Kingdom of Rhovanion. His father Marhari was a descendant of King Vidugavia of Rhovanion.

In Third Age 1856, Rhovanion was invaded by a tribe of Easterlings known as the Wainriders. The soldiers of the Kingdom of Rhovanion, together with the armies of Gondor, met the Wainriders at the Battle of the Plains, which was a disaster. The King of Gondor, Narmacil II, was killed and Marhwini's father Marhari died leading the rearguard. Much of the Kingdom of Rhovanion was lost and its people were enslaved. Some Northmen escaped, and Marhwini led one band of refugees to the west.

The refugees wandered until they reached the untamed land between the eastern bank of the River Anduin and the western edge of Mirkwood Forest. Settling there in the Vales of Anduin, the refugees would become the Éothéod, the ancestors of the mighty Riders of Rohan.

Forty-three years later, Marhwini helped lead the enslaved people of Rhovanion in revolt against the Wainriders, and later joined King Calimehtar of Gondor in driving the Wainriders back to the East.

Preceded by:
none
1st Lord of the Éothéod
III c.1857 – c.1905
Followed by:
Forthwini