|Summary of J.R.R. Tolkien's
|Other Names:||Strider, The Dunadan, Elessar, the Elfstone, Isildur's Heir, Wingfoot, the Renewer, Telcontar|
|Aliases:||Thorongil references & contexts|
|Lineage:||Arathorn and Gilraen|
|Race:||Man of Gondor, Man of the West, of Isildur's Line|
|Description:||Ruddy looking, long black hair, flecked with gray|
|Weapons:||Sword of Elendil, the Sword that was Broken, renamed Anduril|
He first met Frodo and the hobbits Sam, Merry, and Pippin in Bree as they fled with the One Ring from the Shire. He then guided the party of four Hobbits through various encounters with the Black Riders and eventually to Rivendell. He was present at the Council of Elrond as the fate of The One Ring was decided, and was selected as one of the Company of Nine (the number selected to offset the nine black riders of Mordor). He led the loosely-bound Fellowship after Gandalf's fall into Moria as far as Parth Galen. Aragorn (with Gimli and Legolas) then turned toward Isengard in pursuit of the band of orcs that had captured Merry and Pippin after Boromir's death and Frodo's flight. After meeting up with Gandalf again, seeing the destruction of Isengard, and finding Merry and Pippin safe, Aragorn then made for the Paths of the Dead, because of what he saw in the Palantir. Once he emerged from the Paths of the Dead, he defeated the corsairs and arrived in Gondor with a large army of men, and turned the tide of the battle of the Pelennor Fields. After the battle with the Nazgul he healed Faramir, Eowyn, and Merry. Shortly thereafter, he was led the Army of the West, which rode forth to challenge Sauron. After the War of the Ring, Aragorn was crowned king of the reunited kingdom, and wed Arwen Evenstar on Midsummer's night. During his reign, he restored peace to the land, and extended its borders.
Aragorn met and fell in love with Arwen when he was twenty years old, but Elrond would not permit his daughter to wed any man that was not a king, thereby effectively postponing their wedding until he had reclaimed his throne.
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