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Erkenbrand blowing his Black horn


Biographical information

Other names
Marshal of the West-mark
Date of birth
Late Third Age ?
Year ascended to the throne
Date of death
early Fourth Age ?
Realms ruled
Maiden name

Physical description

Hair color
Eye color
Mike Grealish (Decipher Card)

"For you have been deluded by Saruman. Many of you have got death as you trust in him; but had you conquered , little better would your wages have been."
Erkenbrand to Saruman's Army in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Erkenbrand was a warrior of Rohan during the War of the Ring, and the lord of the Westfold.


Erkenbrand's Shield

Erkenbrand's Shield, as shown on a Decipher Card

At the time of the War of the Ring, Erkenbrand had retired from service to Théoden, but returned after the death of Théoden's son, Théodred, to command the forces of Rohan in its western regions. He defended the Westfold until he was retrieved by Gandalf to aid the besieged forces at Helm's Deep. He aided Gandalf during the Battle of the Hornburg when he and the White Wizard (Gandalf) led a thousand footmen to reinforce the besieged forces of Rohan. After the War of the Ring Erkenbrand was granted the title of Marshal of the West-Mark by King Éomer .

Erkenbrand was a warrior of great renown and was a mighty leader. He went into battle with a red shield.


Erkenbrand is a name that comes from two Old English words: Eorcan (meaning "precious") and Brand (meaning "sword").

Portrayal in adaptationsEdit

Erkenbrand does not appear in Peter Jackson's film of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Instead, it is Éomer whom Gandalf sets out to find and returns with in the dawn of the final battle at Helm's Deep. However he does make a brief appearance in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. He also appears in the games The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings Online, and in mods for The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II.

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Chinese (Hong Kong) 鄂肯布蘭德


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