Girion, Lord of Dale, slain in the destruction of Dale
Event Type: Genealogical
Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards
An event in the Sack of Erebor; see that entry for more information.
Girion, Lord of Dale, ancestor of Bard the Bowman, is slain by Smaug the dragon in the destruction of Dale; he is survived by his wife and one of his children:
Then [Smaug] came down the slopes and when he reached the woods they all went up in fire. By that time all the bells were ringing in Dale and the warriors were arming.... The river rushed up in steam and a fog fell on Dale, and in the fog the dragon came on them and destroyed most of the warriors....
The Hobbit, Ch 1, An Unexpected Party
'Revenge!' [Smaug] snorted, and the light of his eyes lit the the hall from floor to ceiling like scarlet lightning. 'Revenge!.... Girion Lord of Dale is dead, and I have eaten his people like a wolf among sheep, and where are his sons' sons that dare approach me? I kill where I wish and none dare resist. I laid low the warriors of old and their like is not in the world today.'
The Hobbit, Ch 12, Inside Information
[Bard] was a descendant in long line of Girion, Lord of Dale, whose wife and child had escaped down the Running River from the ruin long ago.
The Hobbit, Ch 14, Fire and Water
Elena Tiriel 9Jan05, 12Aug10