Éoheort
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Éoheort is a valiant and fierce rider in the éored of Éomer, Third Marshal of the Riddermark. He is the son of Éobrand, Horse-herd of Aldburg, and Léofwyn, and older sibling to his brother Éomód and sister Éohild.

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History

Youth

Éoheort, Son of Éobrand, was born in T.A. 2989 in the Eastfold settlement of Aldburg. The eldest of four children, Éoheort grew up learning the ways of horsemanship from his father, a gifted horse-herd that bred many of Aldburg’s valiant steeds. He learned the way of the sword and shield as a boy, and he was gifted with a horse of his very own on his 12th birthday. Éoheort named him Ethelwine, meaning “noble-friend” in the tongue of his people, and horse and rider soon became like brothers.

Joining the Éored

When Éoheort came of age in T.A. 3005, he entered the service of Éomer, son of the late Third Marshal of the Mark, Éomund. Wishing to do his part in defending his beloved country, he joined with Éomer's éored, knowing that it was the most renowned and active of the Eastfold. On more than one occasion, Éoheort rode to the far reaches of the Eastemnet with the éored to guard against invaders and outlaws, many of them orcs of Mordor.

A Fierce Rider

During his years of continued service in the éored of Éomer, Éoheort grew to become a valiant and fierce warrior, never shying away from the battle-fury that comes upon the warriors of the Mark. As a reward for his deeds, he was given a helm crested with great plumes of horse hair, and he pledged to lead his fellow riders through a bold example.

In T.A. 3011, Éoheort’s younger brother Éomód, a rider in a smaller éored of the East-mark, was killed by orcs while patrolling near the borders of the White Mountains. Stricken with grief, Éoheort returned to Aldburg to mourn the passing of his brother, all the while swearing vengeance upon the orcs that felled his kin. With the blessing of Éomer, Éoheort and his younger sister Éohild, a shieldmaiden, took a company of riders from his éored and rode down the orcish host, slaughtering them upon the plains.

Rider of Rohan

In the years since his brother’s passing Éoheort has continued to ride in the éored of Éoheort, now with his sister counted amongst the riders. As Théoden King became weak beneath the words of Grima Wormtongue, Éoheort continues to ride with Éomer and fight those who threaten the Riddermark, including the agents of Saruman. With sword in hand and Ethelwine to carry him, he rides each day with a determination worthy of the songs that fill the halls of Edoras.

Personality

Like many Rohirrim, Éoheort is brave and proud, particularly of his homeland and his people. He is particularly fearless, and rarely shies away from facing threats or dangerous situations. He is adept at inspiring others, both in battle and out, and believes that honor and honesty are paramount to the lives of the Free Folk. Above all, Éoheort aspires to see the destruction of the Enemy and for Rohan to prosper once more.

Éoheort has been called reckless before, and many see him as headstrong. He has been known to hold others to his somewhat high standards when it comes to honor, and he has little to no tolerance for liars or intentionally secretive folk. He is also prone to the fey mood common amongst the Rohirrim, and though it comes upon him primarily during battle, he can be roused to anger when insulted or slighted.

Despite his proud heritage, Éoheort does enjoy time alone or with close companions around a quiet fire and calm speech. He also seems to prefer his armor to what some would consider more comfortable garb.

Weapon

Éoheort's sword is called Gúthbrand, which is Rohirric for "battle-brand".

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