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Folca was a magnificant hunter. However, he
wouldn't kill a living
beast till he found and slew every orc in Rohan. When he accomplished
this feat he went on a boar hunt and, although he
killed the boar, he later died of the wounds it gave him.
References: Unfinished Tales, Lord of the Rings,
Tolkien Quiz Book
Succeeded by Folcwine
the thirteenth King of Rohan. He was the son of Walda
of Rohan, and with the shortest reign of all the kings.
Folca was the fourth king since the begining of
the second line of
the Kings of Rohan occurred when Helm Hammerhand
and his two sons,
Hama, froze to death in the Hornburg. At this time, Helm's
sister-son and Folca's
, became king.
Folca became king after the Orcs of the
North troubled Rohan and slew
his father, Walda
. This is probably the reason why Folca vowed to
wild beast until every orc was driven from Rohan.
Folca did achieve his goal. He was
known all over the South Kingdoms
as a very proficent hunter, and when the last orc-hold was found and
he went out to find more troublesome beasts.
This led him to the oak eaves of
Firienwood set at the foot of the
Ered Nimrais, at the border between Rohan and Gondor. There an
infamous boar, the Boar of Everholt, dwelt. Folca chased the boar down,
and after a long fight the boar was slain.
Unfortunately, the great boar put up such a fight that Folca was
by the wounds the Everholt boar's tusks delt to him, and he died.
Folca's son, Folcwine
took up the crown
when Folca fell. Folcwine fulfilled
the Oath between Cirion and Eorl
many times, as Gondor aided Rohan
against the Dunlanders, and Rohan aided Gondor often against the
Reference: The Return of the King