Aragorn son of Arathorn, later King Elessar Telcontar of the Reunited Kingdom, is perhaps the greatest and most distinguished hero of the Third Age, his destiny changing the course of the War and ruling the fate of many. Known as Strider by the residents of Bree, Aragorn is the 16th Chieftain of the Dunedain of the North and a direct descendant of Isildur son of Elendil. Fostered by Elrond in Rivendell, given the name Estel to hide his true lineage, Aragorn toiled ceaselessly against the servants of Sauron, traveling across much of Middle-earth (even into Harad and Rhun), fighting numerous battles in the service of Rohan and Gondor (where he received the name “Thorongil”) not only to fulfill his fate as a Lord of the West, but also to earn the permission of Elrond to marry his daughter, Arwen.. He and his kin protected the Shire and Breeland from danger in spite of ignorance and even scorn for their unknown exploits. In his journey’s Aragorn met the Gandalf and aided the wizard in his pursuit of Gollum.

A Ranger of the North, Aragorn is an expert tracker and pathfinder, having spent many years in the wild that his rough appearance comes to no surprise. His upbringing in Imladris and heritage has granted him elven wisdom and foresight that astonished others. Aragorn is also a remarkable warrior (the wielder of the legendary sword of Elendil, Narsil reforged as Anduril) and a matchless leader, perfectly at home whether fighting on foot or mounted. His willpower was without equal that with will alone he is able to master the palantiri to his purpose from Sauron and command the Army of the Dead. As it will prove, Aragorn is also a proficient healer, particularly with the plant athelas, able to dispel the effects of the Ringwraith’s Black Breath, an ability that will grant him the name of Envinyatar, the Renewer.


Kinsman and second-in-command to Aragorn son of Arathorn, Halbarad Dunádan is among the Rangers who defend the borders of the Shire from the darkness that still lingers in Eriador. He does not grudge the Hobbits’ unawareness to the potential dangers they face, but wishes only to keep their peace. A dependable captain in his own right, Halbarad is later charged with the leadership of the Grey Company - a band of 30 Rangers, accompanies by the sons of Elrond – to aid their chieftain, Aragorn in the War of the Ring. An excellent fighting man of exceptional valour, Halbarad bears the standard of Arwen Evenstar in the final stages of the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, rallying the hosts of the West to a hard earned victory.