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A brave knight of Rohan

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An important knight of the Rohirrim. He had the rank of chief of the King's knights (that is, the King's Riders, the personal bodyguard of the King of Rohan). He fell with six of his men at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields before the gates of Minas Tirith.



Two possible derivations from Old English are possible. Déor wine literally means 'friend of deer', or the name might also be interpreted as from déore wine, which means 'beloved friend'.

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Mounds of Mundburg

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