Full Name: Éomer

Name Meaning: One who is famous in terms of horses (Old English)

Aliases: Third Marshal of the Mark

Birth Date: TA 2991

Date of Death: FO 63

Race: Human

Parents: Father, Éomund. Mother, Théodwyn

Siblings: Éowyn

Spouse: Lothiriel

Children: Elfwine


Éomer was the son of Éomund, chief Marshal of the Mark; and Théodwyn, sister of Théoden the King. His father died when he was only 11 years old, and his mother died of grief soon afterwards. He and his younger sister, Éowyn, were taken in by their uncle, Théoden, who raised them as his own children. Théoden's conniving counsellor, Grima, always hated Éomer, who entreated Théoden to let him fight the orcs of Saruman, who were destroying the lands of Rohan.

In the year 3019, Éomer had news of a band of Uruk-hai who were travelling across Rohan unchecked. He disregarded Grima's orders to stay in Edoras, and rode out with his éored to fight the Uruks. He defeated them in battle, and, on the way back to Edoras, met Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli, who were searching for their captive hobbit friends. Éomer told them the Uruks were destroyed, and that his riders had left none alive. He lent them two horses, Hasufel and Arod, and bid them to come to Edoras and return the horses when they had finished looking for the hobbits. When Éomer returned to Edoras, Grima imprisoned him since Éomer had threatened death to him in the halls of Meduseld. After Théoden was healed by Gandalf, Éomer was released.

Éomer fought alongside Aragorn at the battle of Helm's Deep. He rode along with his king to the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, and before Théoden died, Théoden named Éomer as the new King of Rohan. Éomer was also present at the Last Debate, and fought in the Last Battle before the Gates of Mordor.

After the War of the Ring, Éomer married Lothiriel, daughter of Prince Imrahil of Dol Amroth. He also formed a friendship with his uncle's former esquire, Meriadoc Brandybuck that lasted until Éomer's death in FO 63.


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