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Fastred (rider of Rohan)

The name Fastred refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Fastred (disambiguation).
Fastred
Rohir
The Lord of the Rings Online - Fastred.jpg
Fastred from The Lord of the Rings Online
Biographical Information
LocationRohan
LanguageRohirric
Death15 March, T.A. 3019
Battle of the Pelennor Fields
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Fastred

Fastred was a man of Rohan during the War of the Ring.

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History

Fastred rode with his king Théoden to the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, where he was killed. His name was remembered in the Song of the Mounds of Mundburg.[1]

Etymology

Fastred in Old English means "fast-rede, firm-counsel".[2]

Portrayal in adaptations

2012: The Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan:

Fastred is a major character in the Rohan storyline. A great warrior, Fastred is also stubborn and rash, always seeking to avenger the orcs for the death of his father. When Eomer orders all people to abandon Eastemnet and move across the Entwash river, Fastred openly defies his order, keeping his family in the city and leading his riders against the raiding parties of the Mordor orcs instead. Fastred is next met by player in the Druadan Forest during the ride of the Rohirrim to Minas Tirith, and he later fights in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"
  2. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"