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A Rider of Rohan slain by Orcs

One of the Rohirrim, Gárulf (whose name means 'spear-wolf') was part of the éored that Éomer led northwards to intercept Saruman's Orcs. When the Riders caught up with their quarry near the eaves of Fangorn Forest, a battle ensued. The Orcs were defeated, but fifteen of Éomer's Men were lost in the fighting. Gárulf was one of those fifteen, but his riderless horse Hasufel went on to play an important part of his own: Éomer lent him to Aragorn, who rode Hasufel in Gárulf's place for the next seven days.

See also...

Hasufel, Horses

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