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A leader of the Northmen


Lords of the Éothéod and their predecessors

A descendant1 of Forthwini of the Northmen, Frumgar became the Lord of the Éothéod at a time when they were dwelling in the Vales of Anduin near the southern parts of Mirkwood. At that time the Vales were becoming populous with peoples of Men, and the shadow of nearby Dol Guldur was spreading from the Forest. When word came to Frumgar of the fall of Angmar, therefore, he resolved to lead his people up the Great River to seek freer lands in the North.

When they reached the lands around the sources of Anduin, they did not find them deserted: survivors of Angmar were still dwelling there, having fled eastward from the Misty Mountains after the Witch-king's departure. Frumgar's people defeated them, and settled the lands around the rivers Langwell and Greylin, forming a nation that would survive for more than five hundred years.

Frumgar was succeeded as Lord of the Éothéod by his son Fram, and from his line (through many generations and centuries) the Kings of Rohan were descended.



Frumgar's relationship to Forthwini is uncertain. He was just possibly Forthwini's son, though this is unsure given the sparse dating information we have (our last definite date for Forthwini is III 1936, and our only sure date for Frumgar is III 1977). On that basis, he was perhaps more likely to have been Forthwini's grandson or great-grandson.

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