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Dates
Extant during the War of the Ring, III 3019
Race
Division
Culture
Family
Descended from the lords of Ringló Vale
Settlements
Presumably dwelt in Ethring or its environs2
Pronunciation
de'rvoreen
Meaning
Uncertain3

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Dervorin

A noble of Western Gondor

Lords of
Ringló Vale
Dervorin

The son of the lord of the Ringló Vale, a region that lay far to the west of Minas Tirith, beyond Lebennin. In the War of the Ring, he led some three hundred men from his father's lands to the defence of the City of Gondor. Once there, he must surely have fought in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, but history does not record his fate.


Notes

1

At least, Dervorin was probably a Dúnadan, given that he belonged to a noble family ruling an important Gondorian fief, though in fact this is never stated explicitly.

2

Ethring is the only township we know of within the Ringló Vale, standing at the point where the road through Western Gondor crossed the river Ringló. Ethring therefore seems to have been the chief town of the Ringló Vale, and the most likely seat for the lords of the vale. It is not impossible, of course, that the lords ruled from some more remote location, not marked on any map.

3

Dervorin's name is not explained. Assuming that it is derived from Elvish (which is not absolutely certain) then it possibly contains elements relating to nder ('man') and vor- ('steadfast', 'enduring'), but this is highly speculative.

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