Eorling (Races Help)
The Eorlings are fair-haired descendants of the followers of Eorl,
the first King of Rohan. Collectively they make up the nation of the
Rohirrim, people who dwell in a land of rolling hills and plains granted
to Eorl by Cirion of Gondor roughly five hundred years ago. Eorlings
('Eorlingas' in their own tongue) are a noble race, but - unlike the
Dúnedain - their nobility is tied to the land and measured in deeds
of daring in mounted combat. Besides being exceptionally skilled in
horsemanship, they are generally tall, blond, and clear-eyed. While not
as long-lived as Dúnedain, they are a hardy and hale people who can also
be skillful warriors and fair archers.
Although they had no representative at the Council of Elrond, many
Eorlings now ride to face Sauron's armies in Gondor while a few others
remain behind to purge and rebuild their war-torn lands.
The language of Rohan is known as Rohirric. It is rarely used in
other lands or by other peoples.