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|Grimslade in The Lord of the Rings Online|
|Description||Ancestral home of Grimbold|
|Gallery||Images of Grimslade|
Grimslade was the ancestral home of Grimbold, a lesser Marshal of the Mark. Nothing is known of the location of this structure other that it stood in the Westfold of Rohan. The word "slade" seems to imply that the house was either in a clearing or on a hillside.
The name Grimslade is modernized from Old English Grimslaed representing Rohirric. It contains Grim, which Tolkien describes as "evidently the name of an ancestor" (of Grimbold), and slade (from Old English slaed, Norwegian dialect slad) ("forest, glade, dell (especially on a slope up a hillside"), which is still widely used in English place-names.
Portrayals in Adaptations
2013: The Lord of the Rings Online
- Grimslade is a small town in Westfold, located between Edoras and Helm's Deep but closer to the latter. When Grimbold left with Prince Theodred for the Fords of Isen, the duties of Grimslade's Thane fell to his wife Hildith. On 3 March of Third Age 3019 Grimslade is attacked by Saruman's half-orcs who intend to burn it, but the attackers are repelled by the forces of Elfhelm during their march towards Edoras.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 571
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 771