Prince Theodred (Trilogy)
The only son of King Theoden of Rohan, Theodred stood to inherit his father's realm and Lordship. In a cruel betrayal however, the Wizard Saruman, having fallen to evil, sent his Orc raiders to fall upon Theodred and his party at the Fords of the River Isen. The Prince's Men were cut down by the Wizard's Orcs and he was left for dead upon the riverbank. Theodred's cousin Eomer discovered him and bore him home to Edoras where he laid proof of Saruman's treachery before King Theoden.