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Article: "Folca" by Anarion-(TV)
Article: "Folca" by Daeron-(V)


by Anarion-(TV)
Nov. 9, 1999

    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 


by Daeron-(V)
Jan. 16, 2003

    Folca was the thirteenth King of Rohan.  He was the son of Walda, the twelfth King 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, Haleth and Hama, froze to death in the Hornburg.  At this time, Helm's sister-son and Folca's great-grandfather, Frealaf, 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 hunt no 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 destroyed, 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 enormous, 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 overwhelmed 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 often against the Dunlanders, and Rohan aided Gondor often against the Haradrim.
Reference: The Return of the King