Brand was a prince who became King of Dale upon his father's death and fought in the War of the Ring. Brand was the son of Bain and the grandson of Bard the Bowman, who had slain the dragon Smaug. Brand became King of Dale in TA 3007. He maintained good relations with the Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain and his realm extended as far south as the River Running, and east to the Redwater.


Born in TA 2957, Brand was the son of Bain and grandson of Bard the Bowman.

In the year leading up to the War of the Ring, messengers from Mordor came to Dale seeking news of Bilbo Baggins and the Ring that he bore. King Brand demanded that they leave but he feared that Dale would be attacked from the east.

The attack came in March of 3019. Easterlings crossed the Redwater and Brand retreated to Dale. The Men of Dale led by Brand and the Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain led by Dain Ironfoot fought side by side for three days in the Battle of Dale. On March 17, King Brand was killed and Dain stood over his body wielding his axe until he too was slain. The men and dwarves took refuge in the Lonely Mountain until news of the victory in the South reached them and they came forth to drive away their attackers. Brand's son Bard II succeeded him as King of Dale.[1][2][3]

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Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ብራንድ
Arabic براند
Armenian Բրանդ
Belarusian Cyrillic Бранд
Bengali ব্রান্দ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Бранд
Georgian ბრანდ
Greek Μπράντ
Gujarati બ્રન્દ
Hebrew בראנד
Hindi ब्रन्द
Kannada ಬ್ರನ್ದ
Kazakh Бранд (Cyrillic) Brand (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Бранд
Macedonian Cyrillic Бранд
Mongolian Cyrillic Бранд
Nepalese ब्रन्द
Pashto براند
Persian براند
Russian Бранд
Sanskrit ब्रन्द्
Sinhalese බ්‍රඳ්
Tajik Cyrillic Бранд
Telugu బ్రన్ద
Thai แบรนด์
Ukrainian Cyrillic Бранд
Uzbek Бранд (Cyrillic) Brand (Latin)
Yiddish סאָרט
King of Dale
Preceded by
Brand Succeeded by
Bard II
TA 3007TA 3019


  1. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book Two, Chapter I: "Many Meetings"
  2. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book Two, Chapter II: "The Council of Elrond"
  3. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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