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Quickbeam

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This article is about the Ent. For the actor, writer and fan, see Cliff "Quickbeam" Broadway.
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Quickbeam
Ent
Biographical Information
Other namesBregalad
LocationFangorn Forest
Affiliationpeople of Skinbark
LanguageEntish, Westron
Notable foruncharacteristic hastiness
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Quickbeam

Quickbeam, or in Sindarin Bregalad, was one of the younger Ents of Fangorn Forest belonging to the people of Skinbark. His name was given because of uncharacteristic hastiness. He was the first ent to make his mind up at the Entmoot. He sheltered, in his home, the two hobbits, Merry, and Pippin while the other ents made up their minds at the entmoot. The rowan-trees in his keeping (among them Carnimírië, Lassemista, and Orofarnë) suffered greatly at the hands of Saruman's Orcs, and he played a great part in the Ents' resulting attack on Isengard.

[edit] Etymology

The name Quickbeam was given to him because he was hasty for an Ent.[1] His Sindarin name, Bregalad, means "quick (lively) tree", derived from *breg- having to do with "violence, suddenness" and galadh, "tree".[2]

Quickbeam and Quicken are actual English names of the "rowan" or "mountain ash". It was not coincidental that "rowan" is mentioned in Quickbeam's song.[3]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers:

A card in Decipher's The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game identifies one of the Ents at Isengard as Quickbeam.

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Quickbeam can be found in a grove in the far eastern side of Nan Curunír.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Treebeard"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 82
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 762