Hirluin's early history was not known; only that he was a person of some importance in the Pinnath Gelin area of Gondor. It was possibly that he was Lord of that area. He was the leader of three-hundred gallant green-clad and well-armed men raised for the relief of Gondor in the Pelennor Fields.
He came from Lebennin with three hundred of his men, who carried banners of yellow stars. He was "tall and proud", and bore a steel helm matched by those of the Fountain Guard. Hirluin slew many Orcs during the siege but he came to his doom when he was overwhelmed by the Orc horde at the breaking of the door. Hirluin was buried before the gate at which he fell alongside Forlong at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. Afterwards, the memory of his death as with others was lamented in the Mounds of Mundburg.
Portrayals in adaptations
- In The Lord of the Rings Online Hirluin is first met in Minas Tirith shortly before the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, drinking in a tavern and remembering the days of their youth with his good friend Forlong. Later, both of them lead the defence of the White City, fighting on the wall alongside other defenders. When the Rohirrim army arrives, both of them rush outside the city gates and faces their oes together before Hirluin is slain before his friend.
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Chinese (Hong Kong)||賀路恩|
|Kazakh||Хирлуин (Cyrillic) Xïrlwïn (Latin)|
|Serbian||Хирлуин (Cyrillic) Hirluin (Latin)|
|Uzbek||Ҳирлуин (Cyrillic) Hirluin (Latin)|
|Lords of Gondor|
|Imrahil | Duinhir | Hirluin | Forlong | Angbor | Golasgil|