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The Ford in The Lord of the Rings Online

The Ford of Bruinen was a means of crossing the River Bruinen on the Great East Road, in Eriador near Rivendell.


At the beginning of the War of the Ring, Frodo Baggins, astride Glorfindel's horse Asfaloth, was pursued by the Nazgûl to the Ford of Bruinen. At the ford Frodo, poisoned by a deadly wound, made his stand, and defied the Witch-king of Angmar. This lured the Ringwraiths into the Bruinen, prompting Elrond to command a great flood from far away. Gandalf, who had arrived in Rivendell, caused the waters to take the form of rushing horses. This flood killed the steeds of the Ringwraiths, which led them to later make use of winged fellbeasts.[1][2]

In adaptations[]

In Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring, it is Arwen and not Glorfindel who finds the travelers. She carries Frodo on her horse and is chased by the Nine; at the Ford she summons the flood, invoking the waters from the Misty Mountains in the Quenya tongue.


Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Drif van Bruinen
Albanian Va e Bruinen
Alemannic German Furt am Bruinen
Breton Roudouz Bruinen
Catalan Gual de Bruinen
Czech Brod z Bruinen
Danish Vadestedet (ved Bruinen)
Dutch De Voorde van Bruinen
Estonian Bruinen koolmekoht
Finnish Bruinenin kahlaamo
French Gué de Bruinen
Frisian Furde fan Bruinen (Western)
Galician Vao de Bruinen
German Furt des Bruinen
Hebrew מעברת הברואינן
Hungarian Bruinen-gázlója
Icelandic Bruinenvað
Italian Guado del Bruinen
Latvian Bruinen brasls
Lithuanian Bruinen brasta
Norwegian Bruinenvaden
Polish Bród na Bruinen
Portuguese Vau de Bruinen
Romanian Vadul de Bruinen
Scottish Gaelic Beul-àtha Bruinen
Sicilian Sguazzu di Bruinen
Slovak Bruinen Brod
Slovenian Bruinen Brod
Spanish Vado del Bruinen
Swedish Bruinenvaden
Turkish Bruinen Nehir geçidi
Turkmen Bruinen Güzer

Fords of Middle-earth

Arossiach | Brithiach | Budge ford | Ethring | Entwade | Bruinen | Isen | Old Ford | Sarn Athrad | Sarn Ford | Tharbad