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Herefara

Herefara
Rohir
The Lord of the Rings Online - Herefara.jpg
Herefara in The Lord of the Rings Online
Biographical Information
LocationRohan
LanguageRohirric
Death15 March, T.A. 3019
Battle of the Pelennor Fields
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Herefara

Herefara was a man of Rohan during the War of the Ring.

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[edit] History

Herefara fought and died in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. His name is remembered in the poem Song of the Mounds of Mundburg.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Herefara is Old English for "war-traveller".

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2013: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Herefara comes from the town of Woodhurst in the Stonedeans, a province in the western Rohan where many men have a mix of Rohirrim and Dunlending ancestry. His grandparents are Briant and Reeve Heremond; and his parents are Cynethryth and Herubrand. Under the influence of Saruman, in early March T.A. 3019 a conspiracy of men attacks the Reeve's family in the Mead Hall of Woodhurst. Heremond and Cynethryth are slain but Herubrand, who is wounded, is saved by his loyalist who hide him and his mother outside the city. They enlist the player, an outsider who could not have been involved the attack, to help them in uncovering the conspiracy and eventually take back the control of his city. Herefara is not present during these events, as he is leading the defence of Brockbridge, a village ruled by Hama's father Léoferth to the south from the forces of Isengard.
Herubrand and Herefara are later met in the Druadan Forest during the march of Rohirrim towards Minas Tirith. Herefara joins the player in patrolling the lands around beacons Nardol and Eilenach. During the Battle of Pelennor Fields the father and son fight side by side, but are slain by Gothmog's orcs.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"