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Blodren was Ban's son. He was an Easterling who had been taken by Morgoth, tormented for having withstood Uldor. He entered into the service of Morgoth and was released, and sent in search of Túrin. He entered into the hidden company in Dimbar and served Turin manfully for two years. Once he saw his chance he betrayed the refuge of Beleg and and Turin to the orcs, and his errand was. Thus it was surrounded and taken, and Turin was captured alive and carried towards Angband. Beleg was left for dead among the slain, and Blodren was by chance slain by an arrow in the dark.
Blodren was the replacement of an earlier character, Blodrin, for The Grey Annals in the 1950's. These characters' roles as a traitor were transferred to Mîm the petty-dwarf in the final version of the story.