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Captain of the Dúnedain of Arnor

A title taken by Aragorn

"But for the present I am but the Captain of the Dúnedain of Arnor; and the Lord of Dol Amroth shall rule the City until Faramir awakes."
Words of Aragorn after the Battle of the Pelennor Fields
The Return of the King V 8
The Houses of Healing

After the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, many lay wounded in the Houses of Healing in Minas Tirith. By tradition, the King's hands could bring healing, but Aragorn had not yet claimed that title. Nonetheless, he came into the City to do what he could, but he claimed only the lesser title of Captain of the Dúnedain of Arnor (as indeed he was, though only some thirty Men of Arnor had fought in the battle). Within the Houses of Healing, Aragorn's knowledge of healing herbs indeed proved invaluable, and he was able to save Steward Faramir, Éowyn of Rohan and Meriadoc Brandybuck with athelas before passing once more out of the City of Minas Tirith.


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