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Walda

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Walda (Third Age 2780 – 2851, aged 71 years) was the twelfth King of Rohan.

Walda was the son of Brytta Léofa, and became king after the death of his father in Third Age 2842.

Walda had served in his father's army fighting off the Orcs which had attempted to invade Rohan during Brytta's reign, and at the time of his coronation it was believed Rohan had been freed of them. However, some Orcs remained, and in 2851 after ruling just nine years he was killed by an Orc in Dunharrow. His son Folca succeeded and avenged him.

Etymology

In Old English, Walda means "wielder" or "ruler".

Other versions of the legendarium

His death date is recorded in Appendix A as Third Age 2851 but in Appendix B as Third Age 2861.

Preceded by:
Brytta
12th King of Rohan
III 2842 – 2851
Followed by:
Folca