The hereditary ruler of the township of Dale. The first recorded Lord was Girion, who was slain by Smaug when he descended on Erebor. Girion's descendant, Bard I, avenged his ancestor by slaying Smaug, and refounding Dale.
For a detailed list of the known Lords of Dale, see the entry for King of Dale.
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