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Anborn from The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game
Biographical Information
PositionRanger of Ithilien
LocationIthilien, Gondor
LanguageWestron, Sindarin
BirthLate Third Age
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Anborn
Anborn was a Ranger of Ithilien.

[edit] History

He was one of the Rangers in the company under Faramir who were on a mission to ambush the Men of Harad in Ithilien. He had been left behind as a scout near the road. Just before he returned to Henneth Annûn he saw Gollum lurking among the trees, yet he mistook him for a wild beast. He did not shoot him because Faramir had commanded his men not to slay wild beasts for no purpose.[2]

Later, Anborn answered Faramir's question as to what was in the forbidden pool below Henneth Annûn, saying that the creature was not a bird since it had four limbs and dove manwise. He offered to shoot it with his bow, at Faramir's command. Faramir stayed his hand and when Gollum was captured had Anborn guard the creature.[1]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2001-2007: The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game:

A Decipher card identifies one of the Rangers of Ithilien in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers as Anborn.


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Forbidden Pool"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Window on the West"