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Ingold

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Ingold
Gondorian
The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game - Ingold.jpg
Ingold from The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game
Biographical Information
PositionSoldier
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
BirthLate Third Age
Physical Description
GenderMale
ClothingCloak
GalleryImages of Ingold
Ingold was a soldier of Gondor during the War of the Ring.

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[edit] History

On the road that passed northward from Minas Tirith into Rohan, at the point where it passed through the encircling wall of the Rammas Echor, a guard of Gondorians was posted . Their leader was Ingold, by whose permission Gandalf and Pippin entered the town-lands of Minas Tirith on their journey southwards from Rohan.[1]

Days after Gandalf had passed, an army out of the east crossed the River Anduin and descended on Ingold's position. He retreated with his men back to the city, reporting that the northern road had fallen into the hands of the enemy. This was woeful news in Minas Tirith, because it was thought to mean that the Rohirrim could not come to their aid.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Ingoldo, or i Ñoldo, was Finrod's mothername. It became a frequent given name in Númenor, and in the Third Age it was shortened to Ingold under influence of Westron.[3]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

Ingold in adaptations

2001-2007: The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game:

A Decipher card identifies one of the Gondorians of Minas Tirith in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King as Ingold.

2015: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Ingold is first met defending the northern gate of Rammas Echor where he tasks the player with slowing the enemy's advance and repelling the attacks on the wall, but eventually retreats to Minas Tirith. After the downfall of Sauron he becomes part of Gondorian army tasked with entering the Black Land and dealing with the evil that remains within. After King Elessar charges Steward Faramir with cleansing the evil of Minas Morgul, Ingold and his men traverse the plateau of Gorgoroth and enter the Morgul Vale from the east.

References

  1. 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 Siege of Gondor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XI. The Shibboleth of Fëanor", note 30