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Brand of Dale

Location(s): Dale

Race/Species: Man

Title(s): King of Dale

Dates: died: III 19 March 3019

Bain, King of Dale

Bard II, King of Dale


Brand, son of Bain, is Bain's successor as King of Dale:
[Said] Glóin,... 'Nowhere are there any men so friendly to us as the Men of Dale. They are good folk, the Bardings. The grandson of Bard the Bowman rules them, Brand son of Bain son of Bard. He is a strong king, and his realm now reaches far south and east of Esgaroth.'

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 1, Many Meetings

[Said Glóin,] 'We discover that messengers have come also to King Brand in Dale, and that he is afraid. We fear that he may yield. Already war is gathering on his eastern borders. If we make no answer, the Enemy may move Men of his rule to assail King Brand, and Dáin also.'

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 2, The Council of Elrond

[When] the War came at last the main assault was turned southwards; yet even so with his far-stretched right hand Sauron might have done great evil in the North, if King Dáin and King Brand had not stood in his path. Even as Gandalf said afterwards....

'[Now] we hear that Dáin has fallen.... I should call that a heavy loss, if it was not a wonder rather that in his great age he could still wield his axe as mightily as they say that he did, standing over the body of King Brand before the Gate of Erebor until the darkness fell.'

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Durin's Folk

[The] besieged came forth and routed [the Easterlings].... Then Bard II, Brand's son, became King in Dale....

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age

Brand son of Bain becomes King in Dale....

March [3019]....
Battle of Dale. King Brand and King Dáin Ironfoot fall. Many Dwarves and Men take refuge in Erebor and are besieged....

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age

Elena Tiriel 14Mar08

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