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Blodren
Man
Biographical Information
Other namesBlodrin
LocationDimbar[1]
AffiliationMorgoth, Túrin
DeathF.A. 489[1]
Notable forbetraying Túrin
Family
ParentageBan
Physical Description
GenderMale

Blodren son of Ban son was an Easterling, captured by Morgoth, and tormented because he was one of the faithful that withstood Uldor the Accursed, and subsequently entered the service of Morgoth and was released, and sent in search of Túrin.[1]

Afterwards he entered the hidden company in Dimbar, and served Túrin faithfully for two years. But seeing his chance he betrayed the refuge of Beleg and Túrin to the Orcs, fulfilling his errand.[1]

Thus their hideout was surrounded and taken, and Túrin was captured alive and carried towards Angband; but Beleg was left for dead among the slain.[1]

However, in the same battle Blodren himself was slain by a chance arrow in the dark.[1]

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

Blodrin son of Ban was a member of Túrin's outlaw company in the earlier versions of the legendarium. He was a Gnome who, after becoming unsatisfied with very little plunder that they acquired, betrayed the company to the Orcs. He was killed in the attack at Amon Rûdh in F.A. 489 (at that stage of writing it was F.A. 189[2]).[3][4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §265
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "VII. The Earliest Annals of Beleriand"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "II. The Earliest 'Silmarillion' (The 'Sketch of the Mythology')"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "III. The Quenta"