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Biographical Information
LanguageMannish dialect
DeathF.A. 499
Woods near Cabed-en-Aras; killed by Brandir
SpouseUnnamed wife
Physical Description

Dorlas was a Man of the Haladin in the First Age.

[edit] History

Dorlas was a man of Brethil and his son was Avranc.

He probably witnessed when an Orc-host held Elves of Nargothrond captives, and the Haladin wayled them at the Crossings of Teiglin to rescue them. However in reaction the Orcs slew their prisoners and pinned Finduilas with a spear on a tree.

Later he and his woodmen were surrounded by Orcs. When Túrin Turambar was in search of Finduilas he came upon them and rescued them, but Dorlas told him of Finduilas' death. Dorlas and his men then brought Túrin where the woodmen buried Finduilas, the Haudh-en-Elleth, and Túrin collapsed in grief. Dorlas then had Túrin carried to their stockade upon Amon Obel.

Later, when Glaurung sent orcs to attack the woodmen, Túrin did nothing for he had promised his wife Níniel not to fight unless their homes were assailed. Dorlas upbraided Túrin for his inactivity; Túrin then led a company of the Men of Brethil who defeated the orcs. This action let Glaurung know where Túrin lived. Glaurung then came to Brethil and Túrin called for volunteers to go fight the dragon. When only Dorlas stepped forward he upbraided his people.

However, when Túrin, Hunthor, and Dorlas came to the ravines of Taeglin, Dorlas was overwhelmed with fear. Dorlas hid in the forest, but Brandir, the ruler of the people of Haleth at that time, found him and, after a killing stroke from Dorlas, parried and slew him .[2]

[edit] Genealogy

d. F.A. 499
fl. F.A. 501


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: I. The Wanderings of Húrin"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"