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The Balchoth were a fierce race of Easterlings, who attacked Gondor under orders of Dol Guldur. In TA 2510 they overran the plains of Calenardhon and almost destroyed the army of the Ruling Steward Cirion, but were defeated by the Éothéod under Eorl the Young at the Battle of the Field of Celebrant; the entire race was pursued and slaughtered by Eorl and his men. It is not known if any survived the massacre, but if any did, they probably joined the Easterlings around the Sea of Rhûn and were assimilated.

Like the Wainriders whom the Balchoth basically succeeded they rode in chariots and wagons.[citation needed]

The fact that they lived near Khand, which may be based on Northern India, and their name similarity, they may be based on the Baloch people of Baluchistan, once part of British India, now in Pakistan.

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