Aragorn II Elessar - respect thread

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.................................................................................All that is gold does not glitter.........................

..............................................................................Not all those who wander are lost.......................

...........................................................................The old that is strong does not wither...................

..........................................................................Deep roots are not reached by the frost.................

.............................................................................From the ashes a fire shall be woken....................

............................................................................A light from the shadows shall spring...................

.......................................................................Renewed shall be blade that was broken..................

...............................................................................The crownless again shall be king.......................

Description and in-character behaviour

He was Aragorn son of Arathorn, the nine and thirtieth heir in the right line from Isildur, and yet more like Elendil than any before him.

But there are few left in Middle-earth like Aragorn son of Arathorn. The race of the Kings from over the Sea is nearly at an end

Aragorn was a ranger, person who travels across the land and protects people from danger. At the same time he was the Chieftain of the Dúnedain and later - the King of Gondor. Due to his ancient Dunedain blood he ages slowly and his body is in impressive, peak condition. He died when he was 210 years old by the old age. When Aragorn was two years old, his father was slain when an orc arrow pierced his eye. Aragorn was raised by Elrond, the noble elf king in Rivendell to be good and wise.

Aragorn? His time draws near. And he is strong and stern underneath, Pippin; bold, determined, able to take his own counsel and dare great risks at need.

Aragorn is great leader. Not only as a king but as a ranger too. After Gandalf fell, he was able to save entire Fellowship by leading them out of Moria. He was the leader till end of his mission.

But Aragorn, now revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, led the Company on from the East Gate of Moria, through the Elvish land of Lo´ rien, and down the great River Anduin, until they came to the Falls of Rauros

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Aragorn's appearance:

Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather- beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits.

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Aragorn's character when in great danger:

Then the echoes died as suddenly as a flame blown out by a dark wind, and the enemy advanced again.

With a bound the Balrog leaped full upon the bridge. Its whip whirled and hissed.

‘He cannot stand alone!’ cried Aragorn suddenly and ran back along the bridge. ‘Elendil! ’ he shouted. ‘I am with you, Gandalf !’

‘Over the bridge!’ cried Gandalf, recalling his strength. ‘Fly! This is a foe beyond any of you. I must hold the narrow way. Fly!’ Aragorn and Boromir did not heed the command, but still held their ground, side by side, behind Gandalf at the far end of the bridge

Aragorn is very loyal companion and brave man. Gandalf said that Balrog the ancient demon who destroyed entire, huge Dwarf city, cannot be injured by their weapons. Despite that Aragorn still stands near his friend to help him in need.

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When everyone panic because Frodo vanished with the ring, Aragorn keeps cold blood:

‘An hour since he vanished!’ shouted Sam. ‘We must try and find him at once. Come on!’

‘Wait a moment!’ cried Aragorn. ‘We must divide up into pairs, and arrange – here, hold on! Wait!’

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Aragorn behaviour during combat:

Aragorn smote to the ground the captain that stood in his path, and the rest fled in terror of his wrath.

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During combat Aragorn strikes with great power. He tries to overhelm his opponent with fury of fast strikes and wrath.

Strength

Aragorn was the tallest of the Company

Aragorn is the tallest of the company. He's 6'6'' (198cm) tall.

He led the way, and Aragorn followed him. Slowly they moved off, and were soon toiling heavily. In places the snow was breast-high, and often Boromir seemed to be swimming or burrowing with his great arms rather than walking.

Aragorn was able to move and make small path in a snow so big that even the tallest of man could sink in it. The Fellowship was at half of the height of the mountain and Aragorn with Boromir made the path to the very lowest point of the mountain.

‘Have hope!’ said Boromir. ‘I am weary, but I still have some strength left, and Aragorn too. We will bear the little folk.

Aragorn was able to carry Frodo on his back. It's worth to mention that a moment ago he has made very long path in snow with his bare hands for the rest of the group.

Andruil came down upon his helm. There was a flash like flame and the helm burst asunder. The orc fell with cloven head

Aragorn strikes with enough force to cut helmet in half and oneshot the person wearing that helmet

Aragorn picked up Frodo where he lay by the wall and made for the stair, pushing Merry and Pippin in front of him.

Aragorn is able to effortlessly pick up and carry injured Frodo in middle of the fight

Drawing his bright sword and crying Elendil! Elendil! he crashed through the trees.

Aragorn crashes through few trees

Dismayed the rammers let fall the trees and turned to fight; but the wall of their shields was broken as by a lightning- stroke, and they were swept away, hewn down, or cast over the Rock into the stony stream below

Aragorn strikes with enough force to destroy a shield. He's able to ragdoll enemy soldiers with his strikes, throwing them away

- Trades blows with this huge troll (Olog-Hai). Trolls are strong enough to break through, tough stone walls.

Aragorn kicks with enough force to stun a Uruk Hai in armor
Aragorn kicks with enough force to stun a Uruk Hai in armor
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Aragorn penetrates tough leather armor with a knive and one his punch to the head is enough to oneshot Uruk Hai in a metal helmet.
Aragorn penetrates tough leather armor with a knive and one his punch to the head is enough to oneshot Uruk Hai in a metal helmet.
Here he does it again
Here he does it again
Beheads an orc with one strike
Beheads an orc with one strike
Aragorn with Boromir's help pulls backward a cave troll. This troll is strong enough to break through and destroy very tough stone walls with one arm
Aragorn with Boromir's help pulls backward a cave troll. This troll is strong enough to break through and destroy very tough stone walls with one arm

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- Aragorn beheads person in metal helmet with one swing

- Casually throws a javelin and oneshots this giant beast

Reflexes

Dismayed the rammers let fall the trees and turned to fight; but the wall of their shields was broken as by a lightning- stroke, and they were swept away, hewn down, or cast over the Rock into the stony stream below. The orc-archers shot wildly and then fled.

When Aragorn was fighting against wild soldiers the orcs were shooting at him. Yet, nobody was able to tag him. It can be argued that they couldn't tag him due to lacking archery skill but their were really many of them. I'm not saying that he was arrow timing or something, just he moves fast enough to make it difficult for an average fodder archer to tag him.

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Here Aragorn casually dodges sword strike from an Uruk Hai and cuts his leg. He is able to react to another attack second later
Here Aragorn casually dodges sword strike from an Uruk Hai and cuts his leg. He is able to react to another attack second later
Here Aragorn dodges one Uruk Hai attack and then fights against two Uruk Hai at the same time. He attacks those Uruks before they can react
Here Aragorn dodges one Uruk Hai attack and then fights against two Uruk Hai at the same time. He attacks those Uruks before they can react
Aragorn dodges two attacks. One after another
Aragorn dodges two attacks. One after another
Reacts to being attacked from behind (without any knowlege that somebody is behind him)
Reacts to being attacked from behind (without any knowlege that somebody is behind him)
After getting few solid punches to the head from physically superior opponent he's able to immediately deflect thrown dagger with his sword
After getting few solid punches to the head from physically superior opponent he's able to immediately deflect thrown dagger with his sword

Speed

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- With Gimli fights and stomps giant army of Uruk Hai on that bridge.

‘Come with me, Sam!’ he said. ‘None of us should be alone. There is mischief about. I feel it. I am going to the top, to the Seat of Amon Hen, to see what may be seen. And look! It is as my heart guessed, Frodo went this way. Follow me, and keep your eyes open!’ He sped up the path.

Sam did his best, but he could not keep up with Strider the Ranger, and soon fell behind. He had not gone far before Aragorn was out of sight ahead.

Aragorn is a very good and fast runner

Light feet may run swiftly here,’ said Aragorn. ‘More swiftly, maybe, than iron-shod Orcs. Now we have a chance to lessen their lead!’ They went in single file, running like hounds on a strong scent, and an eager light was in their eyes. Nearly due west the broad swath of the marching Orcs tramped its ugly slot; the sweet grass of Rohan had been bruised and blackened as they passed.

When Aragorn decided to chase the orcs he ran 135 miles in 72 hours (calculated here)

‘Come!’ said Aragorn. ‘This is the hour when we draw swords together!’

Running like fire, they sped along the wall, and up the steps, and passed into the outer court upon the Rock

Aragorn runs like fire, whatever this means

Dismayed the rammers let fall the trees and turned to fight; but the wall of their shields was broken as by a lightning- stroke, and they were swept away, hewn down, or cast over the Rock into the stony stream below. The orc-archers shot wildly and then fled.

When Aragorn was fighting against wild soldiers the orcs were shooting at him. Yet, nobody was able to tag him

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Aragorn moves so fast that he can fight against few opponents simultaneously
Aragorn moves so fast that he can fight against few opponents simultaneously
Aragorn unleashes a rain of strikes. He's so fast that Lutrz cannot parry them all
Aragorn unleashes a rain of strikes. He's so fast that Lutrz cannot parry them all

Durability and stamina

Skill

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Ranger skills:

I had from a friend: Aragorn, the greatest traveller and huntsman of this age of the world.

Gandalf says that Aragorn in greatest traveller and huntsman in entire world.

Aragorn and the Rangers had searched the lands far down the Greyflood, as far as Tharbad, where the old North Road crossed the river by a ruined town

Aragorn is also a great scout

Gandalf walked in front, and with him went Aragorn, who knew this land even in the dark

Aragorn's ranger abilities are soo good that he can travel in the absolute darkness.

Aragorn sped on up the hill. Every now and again he bent to the ground. Hobbits go light, and their footprints are not easy even for a Ranger to read, but not far from the top a spring crossed the path, and in the wet earth he saw what he was seeking.

‘I read the signs aright,’ he said to himself. ‘Frodo ran to the hill-top. I wonder what he saw there? But he returned by the same way, and went down the hill again.’

Aragorn is great tracker. He's able to read very small and light footprints and deduce what Frodo has gone

. At the furthest point Aragorn stooped and picked up something

from the grass; then he ran back.

‘Yes,’ he said, ‘they are quite plain: a hobbit’s footprints. Pippin’s, I think. He is smaller than the others. And look at this!’ He held up a thing that glittered in the sunlight. It looked like the new-opened leaf of a beech-tree, fair and strange in that treeless plain.

‘The brooch of an elven-cloak!’ cried Legolas and Gimli together.

‘Not idly do the leaves of Lorien fall,’ said Aragorn

Same as above. Here he reads footprints of Merry and Pippin

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- Aragorn tracks Merry and Pippin on battlefield with 100% accuracy

. Aragorn halted and examined the tracks closely.

‘They rested here a while,’ he said, ‘but even the outward trail is already old. I fear that your heart spoke truly, Legolas: it is thrice twelve hours, I guess, since the Orcs stood where we now stand. If they held to their pace, then at sundown yesterday they would reach the borders of Fangorn.’

Easily finds clues where orcs rested

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Swordsmanship:

In the leaping light, as the fresh wood blazed up, Frodo saw many grey shapes spring over the ring of stones. More and more followed. Through the throat of one huge leader Aragorn passed his sword with a thrust

In darkness, Aragorn kills huge leader of the wargs by tagging his weak spot - throat.

Aragorn slew many - during the battle in Moria against Orcs of Misty Mountains and Uruks from Mordor

Aragorn is skilled enough to fight against few opponent simultaneously. He slew many warriors during the battle in Balins Tomb. It worth to mention that the Fellowship was heavily outnumbered

Aragorn smote to the ground the captain that stood in his path, and the rest fled in terror of his wrath.

Aragorn easily penetrates orc captain defense, lolstomping him in one move. He strikes with such force and fury that captain soldiers were to scared to face him despite having numbers advantage.

Aragorn is dangerous

Gandalf says that Aragorn is dangerous

Andruil!’ cried Aragorn. ‘Andruil for the Dunedain!’

Charging from the side, they hurled themselves upon the wild men. Andruil rose and fell, gleaming with white fire. A shout went up from wall and tower: ‘Andruil! Andruil goes to war. The Blade that was Broken shines again!

Aragorn and Eomer lolstomped big group of wild warriors

The men of Rohan grew weary. All their arrows were spent, and every shaft was shot; their swords were notched, and their shields were riven. Three times Aragorn and Eomer rallied them, and three times Andu´ ril flamed in a desperate charge that drove the enemy from the wall.

Aragorn and Eomer were good enough to stop big group of enemies from taking the wall.

A broad stairway climbed from the Deep up to the Rock and the rear-gate of the Hornburg. Near the bottom stood Aragorn. In his hand still Andruil gleamed, and the terror of the sword for a while held back the enemy, as one by one all who could gain the stair passed up towards the gate.

Aragorn helds back the enemy

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- Aragorn defeats few Nazguls at the same time. Each Nazgul was stated to be powerfull ancient, warrior king from the past

Aragorn casually outskills Uruk Hai warriors and finds openings in their moves. Uruk Hai soldiers are good match to normal, human soldiers.
Aragorn casually outskills Uruk Hai warriors and finds openings in their moves. Uruk Hai soldiers are good match to normal, human soldiers.
Aragorn outskills powerfull leader of the Uruk Hai group
Aragorn outskills powerfull leader of the Uruk Hai group

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Archery:

- Aragorn is proficient with bow. He can shot precisely in a battle and hunt animals with it.

Intelligence and abilities

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Healing:

Aragorn tended Sam and Frodo. Sam’s wound was not deep, but it looked ugly, and Aragorn’s face was grave as he examined it. After a moment he looked up with relief. ‘Good luck, Sam!’ he said. ‘Many have received worse than this in payment for the slaying of their first orc. The cut is not poisoned, as the wounds of orc-blades too often are. It should heal well when I have tended it. Bathe it when Gimli has heated water.’

Aragorn is great healer. He is able to easily deducate that orc blade was not poisoned and he was able to heal Sam's wound.

While the others set the food ready, Aragorn bathed the hurts with water in which athelas was steeped. The pungent fragrance filled the dell, and all those who stooped over the steaming water felt refreshed and strengthened

Aragorn is knowledgeable in healing ways. He knows many plants which can heal particular wounds and those with strengthening effects.

‘Don’t despair!’ said Strider. ‘You must trust me now. Your Frodo is made of sterner stuff than I had guessed, though Gandalf hinted that it might prove so. He is not slain, and I think he will resist the evil power of the wound longer than his enemies expect. I will do all I can to help and heal him. Guard him well, while I am away!’ He hurried off and disappeared again into the darkness.

Frodo dozed, though the pain of his wound was slowly growing, and a deadly chill was spreading from his shoulder to his arm and side. [...] He stooped again and lifted up a long thin knife. There was a cold gleam in it. As Strider raised it they saw that near the end its edge was notched and the point was broken off. But even as he held it up in the growing light, they gazed in astonishment, for the blade seemed to melt, and vanished like a smoke in the air, leaving only the hilt in Strider’s hand. ‘Alas!’ he cried. ‘It was this accursed knife that gave the wound. Few now have the skill in healing to match such evil weapons. But I will do what I can.’

He sat down on the ground, and taking the dagger-hilt laid it on his knees, and he sang over it a slow song in a strange tongue. Then setting it aside, he turned to Frodo and in a soft tone spoke words the others could not catch. From the pouch at his belt he drew out the long leaves of a plant.

‘These leaves,’ he said, ‘I have walked far to find; for this plant does not grow in the bare hills; but in the thickets away south of the Road I found it in the dark by the scent of its leaves.’ He crushed a leaf in his fingers, and it gave out a sweet and pungent fragrance. ‘It is fortunate that I could find it, for it is a healing plant that the Men of the West brought to Middle-earth. Athelas they named it, and it grows now sparsely and only near places where they dwelt or camped of old; and it is not known in the North, except to some of those who wander in the Wild. It has great virtues, but over such a wound as this its healing powers may be small.’

Aragorn again shows great healing abilities. Frodo is heavily injured by a poisoned with black magic dagger. He cannot fully heal the wound in wilderness but he's able to keep Frodo alive for enough time to reach Elrond's help.

“The hands of the king are the hands of a healer, and so shall the rightful king be known.” Only Aragorn can save those wounded by the Enemy.

Aragorn possess the ability named "healing hands of the King". In this scene he crushes the leaves of the Atheals plant, a seemingly useless herb that grows in Gondor, and stirs them in a bowl of warm water. The sweet scent of the herb awakens Faramir from his fever. Faramir immediately affirms Aragorn as his superior and king. Aragorn then tends to Éowyn and Merry, who both return to consciousness when Aragorn touches and kisses them. All through the night, Aragorn heals the wounded of the city.

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Logic:

‘True!’ said Aragorn, loosening his sword in its sheath. ‘But where the warg howls, there also the orc prowls.’

Aragorn easily deducates that the howls are not simple wolves but orc riders.

And Aragorn looked on the slain, and he said: ‘Here lie many that are not folk of Mordor. Some are from the North, from the Misty Mountains, if I know anything of Orcs and their kinds. And here are others strange to me. Their gear is not after the manner of Orcs at all!’

Aragorn analyzes how the orcs look and deducates that they are not from Mordor.

‘They rested here a while,’ he said, ‘but even the outward trail is already old. I fear that your heart spoke truly, Legolas: it is thrice twelve hours, I guess, since the Orcs stood where we now stand. If they held to their pace, then at sundown yesterday they would reach the borders of Fangorn.’

Aragorn deducates where orc will be at sundown having their trail as an argument

- Aragorn knows that Nazguls are afraid of fire and he uses this as his advantage

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Special knowledge:

Aragorn and Gandalf walked together or sat speaking of their road and the perils they would meet; and they pondered the storied and figured maps and books of lore that were in the house of Elrond

Aragorn is fluent in many languages of Middle-Earth. Here he reads elvish maps and books with Gandalf and planning the journey.

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Willpower:

- Aragorn resists the power of the ring while many other famous human warriors were corrupted and manipulated by it before (Boromir, Isildur)

'I have looked in the Stone of Orthanc, my friends.'

'You have looked in that accursed stone of wizardry!' exclaimed Gimli with fear and astonishment in his face. 'Did you say aught to - him? Even Gandalf feared that encounter.'

'You forget to whom you speak,' said Aragorn sternly, and his eyes glinted. 'What do you fear that I should say to him? Did I not openly proclaim my title before the doors of Edoras? Nay, Gimli, I am the lawful master of the Stone, and I had both the right and the strength to use it, or so I judged. The right cannot be doubted. The strength was enough - barely.'

- Aragorn matches Sauron in mental battle through the palantir and due to the quote he has enough willpower to leave from this match alive. Even Gandalf was too scared to use the palantir.

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Stealth:

- Aragorn says he can avoid beeing seen if he wish

At that moment there came a knock at the door. Mr. Butterbur had arrived with candles, and behind him was Nob with cans of hot water. Strider withdrew into a dark corner.

Aragorn avoids beeing seen. Mr Butterbur and Nob were in the same room as Aragorn and they didn't noticed he was there.

Aragorn sneaks to Lutrz before he is able to shot Boromir.
Aragorn sneaks to Lutrz before he is able to shot Boromir.

Senses

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Eyesight:

‘The birds again!’ said Aragorn, pointing down.

Aragorn is the first person to see enemy raven-spies on the sky. It's worth to mention that in the Fellowship is Legolas who as an elf can see in absulete darkness and overall has superhuman eyesight which allows him to see at impossible distances.

Gandalf walked in front, and with him went Aragorn, who knew this land even in the dark

Aragorn can travel in even absolute darkness

Aragorn sped on up the hill. Every now and again he bent to the ground. Hobbits go light, and their footprints are not easy even for a Ranger to read, but not far from the top a spring crossed the path, and in the wet earth he saw what he was seeking.

‘I read the signs aright,’ he said to himself. ‘Frodo ran to the hill-top. I wonder what he saw there? But he returned by the same way, and went down the hill again.’

Aragorn can see very small and light footprints in the forest

Following with his keen eyes the trail to the river, and then the river back towards the forest, Aragorn saw a shadow on the distant green, a dark swift-moving blur.

Aragorn again is the first person to detect something.

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Hearing:

Suddenly Aragorn leapt to his feet. ‘How the wind howls!’ he cried. ‘It is howling with wolf-voices. The Wargs have come west of the Mountains!’

Aragorn is the first person to hear orc-wolf raiders

There is no sound outside here yet,’ said Aragorn, who was standing by the eastern door listening. ‘The passage on this side plunges straight down a stair: it plainly does not lead back towards the hall.

Aragorn can hear very well

Aragorn stirred in his sleep, turned over, and sat up.

‘What is it?’ he whispered, springing up and coming to Frodo. ‘I felt something in my sleep. Why have you drawn your sword?’

When asleep, Aragorn's senses are still active. He's able to hear that Frodo has drawn his sword.

Even as he gazed his quick ears caught sounds in the wood- lands below, on the west side of the River. He stiffened. There were cries, and among them, to his horror, he could distinguish the harsh voices of Orcs.

He can hear on great distances

- Aragon can hear well on inhuman distances. He can hear orcs from miles

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Overall:

‘Gollum,’ answered Frodo. ‘Or at least, so I guess.’

‘Ah!’ said Aragorn. ‘So you know about our little footpad, do you? He padded after us all through Moria and right down to Nimrodel.

Aragorn detected Gollum with ease. Gollum sneaking is top tier. He can hunt and catch fishes and birds with his bare hands.

‘I hope that is it,’ answered Aragorn. ‘But I have a sense of watchfulness, and of fear, that I have never had here before.’ ‘Then we must be more careful,’ said Gandalf. ‘If you bring a Ranger with you, it is well to pay attention to him, especially if the Ranger is Aragorn

Aragorn senses enemy raven spies in few minutes before they show on the sky

Gear

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Aragorn sword:

Very bright was that sword when it was made whole again; the light of the sun shone redly in it, and the light of the moon shone cold, and its edge was hard and keen. And Aragorn gave it a new name and called it Andu´ ril, Flame of the West.

Aragorn had Andu´ ril but no other weapon, and he went forth clad only in rusty green and brown, as a Ranger of the wilderness

‘The blade that is drawn from this sheath shall not be stained or broken even in defeat,’

Aragorn blade can tag and injure immaterial specters

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Outfit and armour:

Aragorn's coat is elvish. It makes him almost invisible when he's hiding.

Aragorn - ranger
Aragorn - ranger
Aragorn battle outfit 1
Aragorn battle outfit 1
Aragorn battle outfit 2
Aragorn battle outfit 2

This is all for now. But it's not over yet. I'll uptade the blog if I'll find more feats.

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