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The eldest son of Baran



Neither Boron's brother Baranor, nor his younger son Belegor, are mentioned in the published Silmarillion, and they only appear in volume 11 of The History of Middle-earth. As such, their canonicity is open to question, though Baranor's son Bereg does make a brief appearance in The Silmarillion as the leader of a discontented faction of Men.

As the son of Baran and grandson of Bëor the Old, Boron was the heir to the leadership of the House of Bëor. Though we have almost no details of Boron's life beyond his mere existence, it seems safe to assume that he inherited the command of his people from his father, because we know his son Boromir inherited it in turn to become the first lord of Ladros.

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