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"Forlong the Fat" by Alan Lee
Biographical Information
Other names"the Fat," "the Old"
TitlesLord of Lossarnach
Ruleunknown - T.A. 3019
DeathMarch 15, T.A. 3019
Battle of the Pelennor Fields
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Forlong
"True heart, true friend! Forlong!"
― People of Minas Tirith[1]

Forlong was the Lord of Lossarnach during the War of the Ring.


[edit] History

Forlong was famed for both his girth and his vitality at old age, which led the people of Minas Tirith to refer to him as both "Forlong the Fat" and "Forlong the Old".[1]

Forlong rode to the aid of Minas Tirith with two hundred of his men. His men bore great battle-axes and were well-armed.[1] Forlong fought bravely in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, but the opposition proved too strong. Separated from his men and his horse slain, Forlong was killed. He was remembered in the Song of the Mounds of Mundburg.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Forlong was a Pre-Númenórean name of unknown meaning.[3]

[edit] See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Minas Tirith"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age", "Of Men"