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Aragorn learns his true name and ancestry

Event Type: General

Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Year: 2951

Description:
'But when Estel was only twenty years of age, it chanced that he returned to Rivendell after great deeds in the company of the sons of Elrond; and Elrond looked at him and was pleased, for he saw that he was fair and noble and was early come to manhood, though he would yet become greater in body and in mind. That day therefore Elrond called him by his true name, and told him who he was and whose son; and he delivered to him the heirlooms of his house.
' "Here is the ring of Barahir," he said, "the token of our kinship from
afar; and here also are the shards of Narsil. With these you may yet do great deeds; for I foretell that the span of your life shall be greater than the measure of Men, unless evil befalls you or you fail at the test. But the test will be hard and long. The Sceptre of Annúminas I withhold, for you have yet to earn it."
RotK, Appendix A, I, TheTale of Aragorn and Arwen

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lyllyn 24Jun03

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