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Haldad

Haldad
Adan
Biographical Information
TitlesChieftain of the Haladin
LocationThargelion
LanguageMannish dialect
BirthF.A. 315
Thargelion
DeathF.A. 375 (aged 60)
Battle of the Gelion-Ascar Stockade
Family
HouseHaladin
ChildrenHaleth, Haldar
Physical Description
GenderMale
HeightHaladin
GalleryImages of Haldad
Haldad was a man, the first leader of the Haladin since their settlement in southern Thargelion. He was said to be a brave and strong man, and was most famous as the father of Haleth.

[edit] History

During the early years after they crossed the Blue Mountains, the Haladin dwelt happily in Caranthir's lands in Thargelion. They lived a scattered, pastoral existence until one day a swarm of Orcs descended on them, without warning, out of the Blue Mountains to the east.

Until that time, the Haladin had no single leader, but upon the coming of the orc-assault Haldad, a man of renown among his kin, took on the role. He gathered what remnant he could of his people, and built a defensive stockade between the rivers Gelion and Ascar, south of Sarn Athrad. There the Orcs besieged them until their food was exhausted. Haldad led a sortie against the attacking Orcs, and was slain; his son Haldar rushed to recover his father's body, and was slain in turn.

Haldad's death was not in vain; Haldad's daughter Haleth led the Haladin through another week of starvation and siege until Caranthir's army appeared out of the north, and drove the attacking Orcs to their deaths.[1]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
HALDAD
F.A. 315 - 375
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Haleth
F.A. 341 - 420
 
Haldar
F.A. 341 - 375
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Haldan
F.A. 366 - 451
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Halmir
F.A. 390 - 471
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Haldir
F.A. 414 - 472
 
Hundar
F.A. 418 - 472
 
Hareth
b. F.A. 420
 
Hiril
unknown
 


References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West"
Haldad
House of Haleth
Born: F.A. 315 Died: F.A. 375
None
Position created
Chieftain of the Haladin
unknownF.A. 375
Followed by:
Haleth