Garlon (also Garlon the Red, Garlan) was a wicked knight, and brother to the Maimed King. He had the power to turn invisible, and delighted in spearing knights while unseen. Sir Balin hunted Garlon to his castle, and joined a feast in the hall. During the feast Garlon struck Balin and Balin retaliated by killing him. This conflict led to Balin delivering the Dolorous Stroke.