Date: Third Age (Stewards)
Titles: Lord Húrin, Húrin the Tall, Warden of the Keys, Húrin of the Keys
Type: Dúnadan of Gondor
Location: Minas Tirith
Described as Húrin the Tall, and titled the Warden of the Keys, Lord Húrin is among the horsemen who ride to aid the Rohirrim against the Southrons, Easterlings, Variags of Khand and black men of Far Harad, with fighting mûmakil, commanded by Gothmog, the lieutenant of Morgul, at the Battle of Pelennor Fields (‘The Battle of Pelennor Fields’, RotK). They are in their turn rescued by the arrival of the forces led by Aragorn after landing at Harlond. This suggests that despite his seniority, Húrin is still young enough to be in active service, unlike Lord Denethor.
Húrin commands the men of Gondor in Minas Tirith after Denethor’s death, while Faramir remains in the Houses of Healing (‘The Steward and the King’, RotK). He is also present, with Faramir, in the party from Minas Tirith at the coronation, where he is the only named captain of Gondor (‘The Steward and the King’). Taken together, these facts suggest that the position of Warden of the Keys might be second in the administrative line of Minas Tirith and/or its army after the Steward, perhaps with connotations of being the Deputy Steward. An alternative explanation is that Húrin might merely be the most senior person left alive in the City after the forces commanded by Aragorn, including Prince Imrahil, have left for Cormallen.
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