Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan

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Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan is a chapter in the book Unfinished Tales, written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published posthumously by his son, Christopher Tolkien.

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The chapter explores the friendship between Gondor and Rohan. Cirion worried about the Balchoth threat, sends Borondir Udalraph to seek help from the Éothéod. Borondir meets Eorl and presents him the Red Arrow; their band eventually come to the Battle of the Field of Celebrant.

We see then the oath of Cirion about the alliance of the two people over the Tomb of Elendil, the gifting of Calenardhon to the Éothéod for their new home as Rohan. Then there is a discussion about the Tradition of Isildur concerning the Tomb of Elendil.

The text is part of another essay of Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" which was published in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42.