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A descendent of Bard the Bowman
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Presumably named for his great-grandfather Bard I1
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Bard II

The great-grandson of Bard the Bowman

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Bard II

Lords of Dale

The son of Brand and heir to the Lordship of Dale. His father was slain in the Battle of Dale, and Bard was forced back to Erebor, where he was besieged with his ally Thorin III for seven days. When news came from the south of the destruction of Sauron, Bard and Thorin emerged from the Lonely Mountain and broke the siege.


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Bard II was doubtless named for his illustrious ancestor Bard I, called Bard the Bowman, who slew Smaug and refounded the town of Dale beside the Lonely Mountain. The original meaning of the name is not entirely clear: it may come from the Celtic tradition of a minstrel or story-teller, but in context the name is perhaps more likely derived from Old English, meaning 'wise warrior'.

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