The Baradhrim were small and stout, with swarthy or yellowish skin and dark hair.
The Baradhrim had ancient ties to the eastern Khazâd tribes, learning their smithcraft and influenced by their language. Later, the House of Uldor befriended the Orcs of Morgoth and adopted some of their customs such as breeding dogs of war, slavery and manhunting. They lived mostly in large wooden halls, sometimes collectivated to larger wooden settlements. They had once revered the Voice (Eru) but later fell to serve the Great Man (Morgoth). Although most of them had rebelled against the Dark Worship, the House of Uldor later fell back into their old ways.
- The Baradhrim were survivors of those men who rose against the Dark Worship in Hildorien, as were the Edain of the Three Houses. However, they were closely related to the later Easterlings, especially the Talataerim and the eastern Fale.