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Anborn from The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game
Biographical Information
LocationNear the Harad Road, Henneth Annûn, Forbidden Pool
AffiliationRangers of Ithilien
LanguageWestron, Sindarin
BirthLate Third Age
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Anborn

Anborn was a Ranger of Ithilien.


He was one of the Rangers of Ithilien in the company under Faramir who were on a mission to ambush the Haradrim in North Ithilien. He had been left behind as a scout near the Harad 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 had Anborn guide Frodo to the banks. When Gollum was captured, Anborn was told to guard the creature, but to treat him well.[1]

Portrayal in adaptations

Anborn in adaptations
Anborn from The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game
Anborn in The Lord of the Rings Online

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.

2015: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Anborn is first met in Bâr Húrin, a refugee of Rangers in South Ithilien, where he tasks the player to prove their worth by assisting the Rangers with battle preparations and then dealing with a small encampment of Haradrim. After the Battle of the Pelennor Fields Anborn asks the player to help with treating the wounded and preventing the Easterlings from setting up a trap for Aragorn's forces. He then joins the Host of the West in the march to Dagorlad and survives the Battle of the Morannon.