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Boromir

Meaning: Faithful Jewel

Location(s): Minas Tirith

Race/Species: Man

Type/Kind: Dunadan of Gondor

Title(s): Captain-General of Gondor

Dates: III 2978 - III 02.26.3019

Parents: Denethor II and Finduilas of Dol Amroth

Siblings: Faramir

Spouse: None

Children: None

Description:
"And seated a little apart was a tall man with a fair and noble face, dark-haired and grey-eyed, proud and stern of glance.
"He was cloaked and booted as if for a journey on horseback; and indeed though his garments were rich, and his cloak was lined with fur, they were stained with long travel. He had a collar of silver in which a single white stone was set; his locks were shorn about his shoulders. On a baldric he wore a great horn tipped with silver that now was laid upon his knees. He gazed at Frodo and Bilbo with sudden wonder."
Book 2, Ch 2, The Council of Elrond, FoTR, LOTR

"Aragorn was tallest of the company, but Boromir, little less in height, was broader and heavier in build."
Book 2, Ch 3, The Ring Goes South, FoTR, LOTR

"[Eomer] 'Great harm is this death to Minas Tirith, and to us all. That was a worthy man! All spoke his praise. He came seldom to the mark, for he was ever in the wars on the East-borders; but I have seen him. More like to the swift sons of Eorl than to the grave Men of Gondor he seemed to me, and likely to prove a great captain of his people when his time came.'"
The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book Three, II - The Riders of Rohan

When Boromir made his great journey from Gondor to Rivendell -- the courage and hardihood required is not fully recognized in the narrative -- the North-South Road no longer existed except for the crumbling remains of the causeways, by which a hazardous approach to Tharbad might be achieved, only to find ruins on dwindling mounds, and a dangerous ford formed by the ruins of the bridge, impassable if the river had not been there slow and shallow -- but wide.

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 4, Appendix D, The History of Galadriel and Celeborn: The Port of Lond Daer

Contributors:
Dim Genesis - 12.27.02
Lyllyn - 12.30.02
Ying - 01.06.03
courage quote: Elena Tiriel 26 Sep 04
title change: Loquacious Jan 24 05
edited birthdate to agree with Tale of Years: Tanaqui 09Sep05

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