The tall green man laughed grimly. ‘I am Faramir, Captain of Gondor,’

The Two Towers, Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit

Ithilien Ranger Captains lead the honourable Rangers of Ithilien against the tide of evil pressing in from the east. In the Lord of the Rings, Faramir is an example of one such captain.

These unit hiring NPCs spawn only in Ithilien Ranger hideouts, each of which contain one captain. From these NPCs, players are able to hire Ithilien Rangers. Ranger captains wear no hood and carry a silver coin in their hand.

Upon hiring a unit from the captain, the player will earn the achievement "Windows on the West."


Ranger captains will mostly wander around the hideouts in which they spawn. They rarely venture outdoors. Like all trader NPCs, Ithilien Ranger captains will not attack hostile NPCs until provoked. When they are, they will skilfully defend themselves with a Gondorian bow or sword.


Below are the units available for hire, as well as their alignment requirements and cost in silver coins.

Unit Unpledged Cost (Silver Coins) Pledged Cost (Silver Coins) Alignment Required (Gondor) Requires Pledge (Gondor)
Ranger of Ithilien 50-100 (5coinX to 1coinC) 25-50 (2coinX5coinI to 5coinX) +300 No
Ithilien Banner Bearer 70-140 (7coinX to 1coinC4coinX) 35-70 (3coinX5coinI to 7coinX) +450 No

The cost of hiring will decrease as the player gains more alignment with this faction.



  • Do you seek to command the Dúnedain of the South, friend Person?
  • These Rangers will follow your leadership for a small price, Person.
  • Bring some silver coins and you can have some Rangers under your command.
  • Are you here with the intention of hiring Rangers of Ithilien?
  • I can grant you the leadership of some excellent Rangers in return for silver coins.
  • The Rangers of Ithilien now respect you enough to follow your command, Person.


  • Only the strongest friends of the Dúnedain may fight with us in battle, Person.
  • If you wish to captain the Rangers of the South, you must prove your trust.
  • Are you friend or foe, Person?
  • They say you are a friend of the Dúnedain, but I cannot be sure until you have done more good.
  • One does not simply command Rangers of Ithilien without gaining some reputation first.
  • You are not yet thought of highly enough to fight with my Rangers in battle, Person.
  • Show us that you can be trusted, Person, and we will fight alongside you.


  • Your death shall come swift as the arrow that pierces, Person!
  • I shall make an end of you!
  • You are not welcome in the land of Gondor!
  • Flee our lands, you scoundrel!
  • You are an enemy of the Men of Gondor, Person!
  • What madness led you here?
  • Crawl back to the shadows whence you came, Person!
  • You thought you could match our skill? You are sorely mistaken!
  • When did Person forsake reason for madness?
  • Your doom approaches, Person!
  • Do not underestimate the Men of Gondor.
  • Begone from our lands, servant of the Enemy!
  • You are no friend of Gondor, Person!
  • How dare you spoil this fair realm with your foul feet?
  • You will tread no further in this fair land.
  • I will not allow you to stain this land with the evil that you bring here!
Gondor Shield  The Men of Gondor  Gondor Banner

NPCs: GondorianLevymanSoldier (Archer, Banner Bearer, Tower Guard)
Traders: CaptainMarket Traders
Items: Armour (Horse) • BowEquipment
Blocks: BeaconBrick (Cobble) • CasketCrafting Table
Structures: Beacon TowerFortressObeliskRuined TowerRuinsSettlementsTurretWatchfort

Blackroot Shield  The Soldiers of the Blackroot Vale  BlackrootVale Banner

NPCs: Soldier (Bowman)
Traders: Bowlord
Items: ArmourBow
Blocks: Blackroot

Dol Amroth Shield  The Knights of Dol Amroth  Dol Amroth Banner

Man-at-arms (Archer) • Swan Knight (Banner Bearer)
Traders: Captain
Items: Armour (Horse) • EquipmentSwan Feather
Blocks: BrickCrafting Table
Structures: Stable

Gondor Shield  The Rangers of Ithilien  Ithilien Banner

NPCs: Ranger of Ithilien
Traders: Captain
Items: Armour
Structures: Hideout

Lamedon Shield  The Hillmen of Lamedon  Lamedon Banner

NPCs: Warrior (Archer, Hillman)
Traders: Captain
Items: ArmourGambeson

Lebennin Shield  The Folk of Lebennin  Lebennin Banner

NPCs: Levyman
Traders: Captain
Items: Gambeson

Lossarnach Shield  The Mountaineers of Lossarnach  Lossarnach Banner

NPCs: Axeman
Traders: Captain
Items: ArmourEquipment

Pelargir Shield  The Mariners of Pelargir  Pelargir Banner

NPCs: Marine
Traders: Commander
Items: ArmourEquipment

Pinnath Gelin Shield  The Warriors of Pinnath Gelin  PinnathGelin Banner

NPCs: Soldier
Traders: Captain
Items: Armour

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