Grimslade

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Grimslade
The Lord of the Rings Online - Grimslade.jpg
Grimslade in The Lord of the Rings Online
General Information
LocationWestfold, Rohan
DescriptionAncestral home of Grimbold
InhabitantsRohirrim
GalleryImages of Grimslade

Grimslade was the ancestral home of Grimbold of Westfold,[1] a lesser Marshal of the Mark who commanded the muster of the West-mark[2]. Nothing is known of the location of this structure other that it stood in the Westfold of Rohan.[3] The word "slade" seems to imply that the house was either in a clearing or on a hillside.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

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.[4]

Portrayals in Adaptations[edit | edit source]

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.

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