11 February 2012

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 226: the Oath of Eorl

In TA 2510, Eorl the Young swore an Oath to Cirion, the Steward of Gondor, stating that he and his heirs would aid the Stewards in times of need, in exchange for the province of Calenardhon being a part of Rohan. The signal of aid was the Red Arrow, and sometimes the beacons of Gondor were used for faster communication.

Rohan fulfilled the Oath many times throughout the Third Age, particularly during the time of King Folcwine and Steward Túrin II and during the War of the Ring. Éomer renewed the Oath with King Elessar following the War of the Ring.

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