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Herubrand

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

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

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[edit] History

Herubrand 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

Herubrand is Old English for "war-sword".

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2013: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Herubrand 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 parents are Briant and Reeve Heremond; his wife is named Cynethryth and their son is Herefara. 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. Unaware of how many men are involved in the conspiracy, the men loyal to the new Reeve bar the doors of the Mead Hall and keep the attack secret from the people. Herubrand and his advisors 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 the village of Brockbridge 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. 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"