Orthonn (Sindarin for High-born) is a young Dúnadan of the North who joins the Grey Company and travels to Gondor during the War of the Ring. He is skilled in the arts of cartography.
Orthonn (North Downs)
Orthonn has been sent on a scouting mission by the Rangers of Esteldín and can be found at the ruins of Ost Lagoros, in North Downs.
- "I look at what happened at the farmlands as a failing of my own. Amarion and I guard this road, but the Wargs moved between us, and we did not espy them until it was to late for the farmers."
Having joined the Grey Company, Orthonn travels to Rivendell, and from there through Eregion into Enedwaith, where he acts as a trainer for Lore-masters in Harndirion.
Orthonn (Central Gondor)
After a long journey through Dunland, the Gap of Rohan, West Rohan, the Paths of the Dead, Western Gondor and Central Gondor, Orthonn can be found at the central courtyard of Pelargir, getting ready to board the corsair ships bound for Minas Tirith.
- "What a fine gift! I did not think you knew of my interest in cartography! It is a vanishing talent these days, I am afraid, but I have done my best to craft maps of the lands through which we have travelled. This will be a great help in improving the accuracy of my own efforts in this field! Not that they are in great need of improvement, but I believe there is always room for honing one's skills!"
Orthonn (The Wastes)
Orthonn is one of the Rangers who survives the Battle of Pelennor Fields and joins the Host of the West. He can be found by a campfire in the Camp of the Host, along with Amlan, Mincham, and Nethraw.