Duinhir was the leader of the Men from the uplands of Morthond, the great Blackroot Vale.


During the War of the Ring, he came to the aid of Minas Tirith with his two sons, Duilin and Derufin, and five hundred bowmen, in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.[1] Duinhir was notably tall and was seen by Bergil and Pippin as he rode through the White City. However, as with all the others who came to help Minas Tirith, Duinhir came with too few men to accomplish a secure victory. Duinhir's sons tragically died in the battle, while the fate of Duinhir himself is not known, as no account has been given.[2]

Portrayal in adaptations

The Lord of the Rings Online - Duinhir

Duinhir in The Lord of the Rings Online

In The Lord of the Rings Online Duinhir is the Lord of the Blackroot Vale with the seat in the town of Morlad. After doing to the defence of the White City with his son, he leaves his wife Rosfin and his steward Malthellam in charge. Before the siege of Minas Tirith begins, Duilin and Derufin sneak out with the Rangers of Ithilien across Anduin, hoping the hunt the legenary mumak. Upon returning, they are scolded by their father, but Duinhir relents when the boys teach him and the other soldiers to shoot the beasts in the eyes. Duinhir is absolutely broken when both of his sons die during the Battle of the Pelennor Fields but nevertheless joins the march of the Host of the West towards the Black Gate. Upon entering the Dagorlad, his will fails completely and he becomes one of the faint-hearted, men who leave the main host with Aragorn's permission. Duinhir then leads those men towards Cair Andros, where they liberate the island from the forces of Mordor.

Translations around the world

Foreign Language Translated name
Chinese (Hong Kong) 敦赫


Lords of Gondor
Imrahil | Duinhir | Hirluin | Forlong | Angbor | Golasgil


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Five, Chapter I: "Minas Tirith"
  2. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Five, Ch. VI: "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"

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