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Bard the Bowman

Other Names: Bard of Esgaroth

Location(s): Lake-town

Race/Species: Man

Type/Kind: Other Edain

Title(s): The Bowman, The Dragon-shooter

Dates: c. 2941; died 2977 III

Children: Bain; Grandson: Brand

Description:
"Their captain was Bard, grim-voiced and grim-faced, whose friends had accused him of prophesying floods and poisoned fish, though they knew his worth and courage. He was a descendant in a long line of Girion, Lord of Dale, whose wife and child had escaped down the Running River from the ruin long ago. Now he shot with a great yew bow, till all his arrows but one were spent."
- The Hobbit, Chapter XIV - Fire and Water

"And in the very midst of their talk, a tall figure stepped from the shadows. He was drenched with water, his black hair hung wet over face and shoulders, and a fierce light was in his eyes."
- The Hobbit, Chapter XIV - Fire and Water

"A tall man stood forward, dark of hair and grim of face..."
- The Hobbit, Chapter XV - The Gathering of Clouds

Suddenly out of the dark something fluttered to [Bard the Bowman's] shoulder. He started -- but it was only an old thrush. Unafraid it perched by his ear and it brought him news. Marvelling, he found he could understand its tongue, for he was of the race of Dale.

The Hobbit, Ch 14, Fire and Water

Contributors:
"Bain" added by Loquacious, 01.02.03
Klose - 12.25.02
Added associations & thrush quote: Elena Tiriel 1.24.04; Added Death Date & "Bard of Esgaroth": ET 4.20.04

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