TheodenThéoden - "'Edoras those courts are called,' said Gandalf, 'and Meduseld is that golden hall.  There dwells Théoden son of Thengel, King of the Mark of Rohan.  We are come with the rising of the day.  Now the road lies plain to see before us.  But we must ride more warily; for war is abroad, and the Rohirrim, the Horse-lords, do not sleep, even if it seem so from afar.  Draw no weapon, speak no haughty word, I counsel you all, until we have come before Théoden's seat'" ~The Two Towers, Book III, chap. 6 (The King of the Golden Hall)