Gilraen bore Arathorn II a son, whom they named Aragorn, in T.A. 2931. He is the descendant of Isildur, and heir to the throne of the Kingdoms of Men. When his father was slain by Orcs Aragorn was two years old. To hide his true identity from the powerful darkness gathering in Mordor, his mother requested that he be raised in Rivendell by Elrond, where on Elrond's orders he was renamed Estel and his lineage kept hidden from him. To this day Aragorn retains a close affinity for the Elves, their customs, and their history.
In 2951, at the age of twenty, Elrond revealed Aragorn's royal heritage to him, and he assumed his role as 16th Chieftain of the Dúnedain. After this, he met Arwen, Elrond's daughter, returned from Lothlórien, and fell in love. As Chieftain of the Dúnedain, Aragorn and the Rangers watched over the affairs of the Free Peoples of Middle-earth, protecting their allies from the growing evil that reaches out from Mordor and Angmar, threatening to destroy all of Middle-earth, while asking nothing in return.
After meeting Gandalf the Grey in 2956, Aragorn and the Rangers began to pay close attention to, and to guard the Shire. In Bree-land he was known as Strider, which was also the name Frodo and his friends used for quite some time. Nevertheless, his trusted friends knew his true name and they by all means supported him and the Rangers in the dire affairs to protect common Men in general, but the Shire in particular. It is at this point in time where the Epic Story Line begins.
Shortly after this, Aragorn encountered the Hobbits in the Prancing Pony and together they escaped from the Black Riders and began their journey to Rivendell. In Rivendell, they again meet up with Gandalf at the Council of Elrond, after which the Shards of Narsil are reforged into Andúril, which Aragorn carries. Aragorn leaves Rivendell as a member of the Fellowship of the Ring.
Aragorn first appears under the name Strider - a Ranger who is most often found at the Prancing Pony in Bree, resting at his room which is locked unless you have an errand for him.
Notice: During the introduction quests for hobbit and man, Strider is found at Archet where he is tending his severely wounded kinsman Amdir. A new "man" character will meet him already in the introductory instance and he is the leading guide through that instance. A new "hobbit" character will meet him at the end of the introductory instance when he rescues Amdir, though just seconds after he was wounded.
See Strider for more information.
-  Intro (Hobbit), Instance: A Road through the Dark
-  Intro (Man), Instance: Jail Break
-  Intro (Hobbit/Man): Strider's Charge
-  Intro Hobbit/Man): Captain Brackenbrook
-  Intro (Hobbit/Man): Honing Your Skills
-  Intro (Hobbit/Man): Remedy of the Old Kings
-  Intro (Hobbit/Man): The Interrogation
-  Intro (Hobbit/Man): The Exiled Hunter
-  Vol. I, Book 1, Foreword: An Unwanted Guest
-  Vol. I, Book 1, Chapter 1: Unravelling the Thread
-  Vol. I, Book 1, Instance: Unravelling the Thread
-  Vol. I, Book 1, Chapter 2: To a Constable's Aid
-  Vol. I, Book 1, Chapter 5: The Other Riders
-  Vol. I, Book 1, Chapter 7: Horn-call of Buckland
-  Vol. I, Book 1, Chapter 8: Master of the Wood
Aragorn (The Trollshaws)
Aragorn is found within the Guest Rooms, in the south-west of Rivendell Valley, together with Boromir, Gimli, and Legolas. Before he begins his journey he carefully considers any options for the immediate future, not only for himself and the uncertain path he is chosen to advance, but for the Dúnedain and for all of the Free Peoples.
-  Volume I, Book 3, Chapter 7: The Council Assembled
-  Volume I, Book 4, Foreword: The Troubles of Rivendell
-  Volume I, Book 6, Foreword: Turning to the North
-  Volume I, Book 6, Chapter 1: Of Golodir and Angmar
-  Volume I, Book 8, Chapter 6: A Watchful Eye
-  Volume I, Book 9, Foreword: News of the Palantír
-  Volume I, Book 13, Chapter 10: A Triumphant Return
-  Volume I, Book 13, Chapter 11: Narchuil Goes South
-  Volume II, Prologue, Foreword: Bulwark of the West
-  Volume II, Prologue, Foreword: Three Ways
-  Volume II, Prologue, Instance: The Fellowship Departs - Solo-only
-  Volume III, Book 2, Instance: The House of Isildur - Session Play
- "It has been long since I walked on the green grass and sang among the birches of Imladris."
- "Angmar has been hindered for the moment, thanks to you."
- "Thank you for returning Golodir to us."
Later, Aragorn is found within the Company's Pavilion in Lothlórien. [15.0S, 66.8W]
Aragorn (The Great River)
Aragorn also appears in a dream of the Fellowship's travels along the Great River.
Aragorn (West Rohan)
In West Rohan, Aragorn is first found in the Golden Hall of Meduseld. Later, he appears at the entrance to Helm's Dike and at Helm's Deep on the third level.
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Vol. III. Book 13
Vol. III. Book 14
Aragorn (Central Gondor)
Travelling through the Paths of the Dead and Western Gondor, Aragorn can later be found in Lower Lebennin at the Camp of the Grey Host. [82.6S, 37.5W]
Aragorn (Far Anórien)
The Corsair ships captured at Pelargir bear Aragorn and his men upriver to Minas Tirith, where they take part in the Battle of Pelennor Fields. Aragorn unfurls the Standard of Elendil, announcing his presence, before his men storm the Harlond and fight their way to the Ruin of Pel Dúven.
Aragorn (March of the King)
After the battle, Aragorn is persuaded to sneak into Minas Tirith (After-battle) to tend those dying of the Black Shadow, and can be found within the High Hall of the Houses of Healing, on the Sixth Circle of the White City.
Aragorn (The Wastes)
After Aragorn and the Host of the West pass through North Ithilien, he can be found at the Camp of the Host at the edge of the Wastes, before he gives the order to continue the march.
"The Wastes lie ahead, and Mordor beyond. I hope we are ready."
Aragorn (Allegiance Hall)
With the defeat of Sauron, Aragorn assumes the Throne of Gondor under the title King Elessar, first of his name, and can be found in the Hall of the King atop Minas Tirith (After-battle).
Aragorn (Black Book)
With the action to recapture the Morgul Vale reaching a climax, Aragorn assumes an old guise to provide what assistance he can.