|Andúril by the Noble Collection|
|Other names||Flame of the West|
|Owner||Aragorn, Eldarion, High Kings of the Dúnedain|
|Creator||Elven-smiths, reforged from Narsil (created by Telchar of Nogrod)|
Rivendell, T.A. 3018
|Gallery||Images of Andúril|
- "Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king."
- ― The Riddle of Strider
Its blade had engraved the designs of Seven Stars between the rayed Sun and the crescent Moon, symbols of Elendil, and his sons Anárion and Isildur. It also had many cirth. Its blade was notably brilliant, justifying its name. Later, it was given an Elven sheath with a tracery of flowers and leaves wrought of silver and gold and the name Andúril and the lineage of the sword set in elven runes formed of gems.
Boromir, son of the Steward of Gondor, travelled to Rivendell for the Council of Elrond because of the prophetic dream of his brother Faramir. The dream told him to "seek for the Sword that was broken".
Aragorn carried the sword during his journey south as part of the Fellowship of the Ring, and fought with it, the Sword That Was Broken or the Sword Reforged. In his departure of Lothlórien, the first of the Gifts of Galadriel was Andúril's sheath, specially made for it.
Broken swords that are reforged are also seen in the Volsungasaga and the Nibelungenlied.
Portrayal in adaptations
- Narsil is reforged after Rivendell, though this reforging is not shown. Neither Narsil nor Andúril are named.
- Narsil is reforged after Rivendell, and Aragorn carries Andúril thereafter.
- Because of Aragorn's warrior-persona in this video game, Andúril merely serves as a melee weapon upgrade after Rivendell. Aragorn does not use the broken sword at any point prior. Notably, the sword's blade is constantly illuminated; it glows red during the day, and blue at night. In the game's credits, artist Jason Rosenstock is explicitly mentioned as the designer of Andúril.
- Narsil remains broken and Andúril is not reforged in the Fellowship of the Ring movie. Shards of Narsil are kept on a display in Rivendell.
- In The Two Towers, when asked by Háma to disarm outside Meduseld, Aragorn is very reluctant, saying that normally he would give up his weapon, "if I bore now any sword but Andúril". This scene and dialogue is omitted from the film on the grace that the sword Aragorn surrenders there was not Andúril.
- Andúril is not forged from the shards of Narsil until late in the third film. Elrond had the sword reforged only after Arwen's pleading. He then took the sword to Aragorn in the camp of the Rohirrim at Dunharrow. Aragorn's acceptance of the sword, along with his decision at that time to take the Paths of the Dead, showed his willingness to accept his destiny of becoming king.
- In the extended edition, the Mouth of Sauron refers to the blade as Elvish; this could either be a reference to its reforging or a mistake on behalf of the writers.
- Andúril is represented as an permanent upgrade called "Andúril's Fury" for Aragorn, who is represented as a hero unit. It makes his sword glow white as well as increasing his damage greatly, with bonus damage against enemy Heroes, Wraiths and the Nazgûl.
2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:
- The reforging of Narsil is experienced by the player in the quest arc called "The Blade that was Broken". The player sets out to find the last of the Silithair, shining adamants crafted by Elves of the house of Fëanor in days of old, in order for the Elf-smiths of Imladris to reforge the sword into Andúril.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Ring Goes South", at the beginning of the chapter in Rivendell
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Farewell to Lórien", at the beginning of the chapter in Lórien
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Council of Elrond"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Riders of Rohan", when he met Éomer
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The King of the Golden Hall", when he was about to enter the Golden Hall
- J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 34 (form: Andūril)
- "Tolkien Society Anglo-Saxon Study Pack 2" dated 6 October 2014, The Tolkien Society (accessed 4 January 2020)
- Connie Veugen, "'A Man, lean, dark, tall': Aragorn Seen Through Different Media", published in Reconsidering Tolkien (edited by Thomas M. Honegger (read in PDF))
- Vivendi, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, User Manual, page 22, "Aragorn Sword Design"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens (adaptors), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (extended edition), "The Mouth of Sauron"
- Quest Arc: The Blade That Was Broken, Lorebook, lotro.com
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