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Wulf

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The exiled King, Helm, was driven into hiding in the mountains. During the [[Long Winter]] Wulf's armies besieged him at [[Hornburg]], and Helm's nephew, [[Fréaláf]] at [[Dunharrow]]. Helm and his second son died of the cold. In the spring, Helm was avenged by Fréaláf, who led a small party into Edoras and killed 'King' Wulf in {{TA|2759}}. With help from [[Gondor]], Fréaláf cleared Wulf's followers from Rohan, and succeeded his uncle Helm to become its tenth rightful King.<ref>{{App|Eorl}}</ref>
 
The exiled King, Helm, was driven into hiding in the mountains. During the [[Long Winter]] Wulf's armies besieged him at [[Hornburg]], and Helm's nephew, [[Fréaláf]] at [[Dunharrow]]. Helm and his second son died of the cold. In the spring, Helm was avenged by Fréaláf, who led a small party into Edoras and killed 'King' Wulf in {{TA|2759}}. With help from [[Gondor]], Fréaláf cleared Wulf's followers from Rohan, and succeeded his uncle Helm to become its tenth rightful King.<ref>{{App|Eorl}}</ref>
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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[[File:The Lord of the Rings Online - Frealaf defeats Wulf Frecason in Meduseld.jpg|thumb|''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'' tapestry: Frealaf defeats Wulf Frecason in Meduseld]]
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'''2012: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'':'''
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: A tapestry depicting Fréaláf killing Wulf is found in [[Meduseld]] and can be acquired for use in player's houses.
  
 
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Wulf
Man
Turner Mohan - Wulf.jpg
"Wulf" by Turner Mohan
Biographical Information
Titlesself-proclaimed "King of Rohan"
LocationDunland
Rohan
AffiliationDunlendings
DeathT.A. 2759
Edoras; killed by Fréaláf
Family
ParentageFreca
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorDark
GalleryImages of Wulf

Wulf (fl. T.A. 2754T.A. 2759) was a young nobleman who dwelt in the West-march. He was the son of Freca and it was said that their family had a measure of dunlendish blood.

History

Freca attempted to force a marriage between Wulf and the daughter of King Helm Hammerhand. When Freca's plan failed, he was slain, and Wulf found himself declared the King's enemy. He fled across the borders into Dunland, where he seems to have been warmly received. For four years, Wulf built up his power in Dunland, and allied himself with Rohan's and Gondor's enemies.

In the year T.A. 2758, with Rohan's armies drawn into the east to repel an attack there, Wulf and his allies invaded from the west. They devastated Helm's forces at the Fords of Isen and overran the country and took Edoras, where Wulf killed Prince Haleth; he sat in the Golden Hall and claimed the Kingship of Rohan.

The exiled King, Helm, was driven into hiding in the mountains. During the Long Winter Wulf's armies besieged him at Hornburg, and Helm's nephew, Fréaláf at Dunharrow. Helm and his second son died of the cold. In the spring, Helm was avenged by Fréaláf, who led a small party into Edoras and killed 'King' Wulf in T.A. 2759. With help from Gondor, Fréaláf cleared Wulf's followers from Rohan, and succeeded his uncle Helm to become its tenth rightful King.[1]

Portrayal in adaptations

The Lord of the Rings Online tapestry: Frealaf defeats Wulf Frecason in Meduseld

2012: The Lord of the Rings Online:

A tapestry depicting Fréaláf killing Wulf is found in Meduseld and can be acquired for use in player's houses.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"