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White Company

The White Company was the name of the Prince of Ithilien's guard during the Fourth Age.

It was created by King Elessar in T.A. 3019 to serve the first Prince of Ithilien, Faramir. The first Captain of the Guard of Faramir was Beregond, in recognition of his deeds during the Siege of Gondor where he abandoned his post in order to save Faramir from his insane father.[1]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2019: The Lord of the Rings Online: Minas Morgul:

After King Elessar charges Steward Faramir with cleansing the evil of Minas Morgul, Faramir leads the White Company into the Morgul Vale, where they and the Rangers of Ithilien establish several camps outside the Dead City.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Steward and the King"