Rangers of the North
Chieftain of the Rangers of the North
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Known as “Strider” to the folk of Bree and the Shire, Aragorn was born in T.A. 2931, the only son of Gilraen and Arathorn II. He was reared in the haven of Rivendell by Master Elrond until his twentieth birthday, at which time his noble lineage was revealed to him: he was heir to the combined kingdoms of Arnor and Gondor. For the next eighty years Aragorn traveled the roads of Middle Earth.
Much of his time is spent commanding the Rangers who patrolled the North, keeping it safe for unsuspecting peoples such as the Hobbits of the Shire. He walked everywhere he went: this was the most practical way of getting around in the barren wilds of Eriador, and because of his height—6’9"—he had a very long stride.
Aragorn’s travels has taken him far afield to other parts of Endor, gaining knowledge of Sauron and his minions and seeking allies for the War that all the Wise knew must come in his lifetime, He served in the armies of Rohan and Gondor in the guise of a common man, under the name Thorongil, and then ventured south across the deadly wastes of Harad and beyond, meeting folk in distant lands who shared his hopes for the final defeat of evil and giving them such aid and encouragement as one wise but lonely traveler could offer. When the crisis of the War of the
Ring approached, he was back in Eriador, leading the Rangers in the defence of the Shire,
Tall and relatively slender; though possessed of the strength of a Númenórean heir, it was well concealed. His hair was dark brown, and he was clean-shaven, also after the manner of the Númenóreans. As Strider, he normally wore clothes of green and brown color, very worn boots, and a dark cloak. He was often considered a “shady fellow” by many who did not guess his purpose or identity.