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The father of Beregond of the Guard


A little-known character, mentioned only once by his son Beregond as he introduced Pippin to the city of Minas Tirith. Like his son, he seems to have lived in that city, probably during the early rule of Denethor, or that of Denethor's father Steward Ecthelion II. Though Baranor is mentioned only fleetingly in The Lord of the Rings, his name was an ancient one: it first appears as the name of a grandson of Bëor the Old during the First Age.



Iorlas' relation to Baranor can only be surmised from indirect references. Baranor's grandson Bergil (son of Beregond) referred to Iorlas as his uncle, and so he must have been the brother of one of Bergil's parents. The genealogy shown above takes Iorlas as the brother of Beregond (and therefore son of Baranor), though it is possible that he was in fact the brother of Beregond's unnamed wife.

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