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"Duinhir" from The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game
Biographical Information
TitlesLord of Blackroot Vale
BirthLate Third Age
ChildrenDuilin and Derufin
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Duinhir

Duinhir was lord of the Blackroot Vale at the time of the War of the Ring.

History[edit | edit source]

On 10 March, T.A. 3019,[2] Duinhir led a contingent of five hundred bowmen as well as his two sons, Duilin and Derufin, into Minas Tirith to fight in the upcoming battle.[1] Sadly, Lord Duinhir lost both of his sons in the fray (on 15 March[2]) when they were trampled by mûmakil while attempting to shoot out the monsters' eyes.[3]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Duinhir means "River-lord" in Sindarin.

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

fl. T.A. 3019
d. T.A. 3019
d. T.A. 3019

Other versions of the legendarium[edit | edit source]

In early drafts of The Lord of the Rings, the predecessor to Duinhir was named Inram the Tall, who was a Gondorian from the vale of Morthond. He was mentioned in a sketch as one of the leaders of Gondor that came to the aid of Minas Tirith during the War of the Ring.[4] Inram had at least two sons who had dark hair and grey eyes.[5]

Portrayal in adaptations[edit | edit source]

Duinhir in adaptations

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

Despite not featuring in The Lord of the Rings film series, Decipher produced a card depicting the character.

2015: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Duinhir is the Lord of the Blackroot Vale with the seat in the town of Morlad. Duinhir is absolutely broken when both of his sons die during the Battle of the Pelennor Fields but nevertheless joins the march of the Host of the West towards the Black Gate. Upon entering the Dagorlad, his will fails completely and he becomes one of the faint-hearted, men who leave the main host with Aragorn's permission. Duinhir then leads those men towards Cair Andros, where they liberate the island from the forces of Mordor.