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‘I have thirty [Rangers] with me,’ said Halbarad. That is all of our kindred that could be gathered in haste […]. We rode as swiftly as we might when your summons came.’

The Return of the King, The Passing of the Grey Company

The Ranger Captain of the North is the hiring NPC of the wanderers of the wild, the Rangers of the North. They wear Ranger armour, and hold a silver coin in one hand.


Ranger captains will only spawn in camps, which are found throughout Eriador and the Lone-lands, as well as all their variants and sub-biomes. They will also spawn more regularly in the Angle, in villages and camps.


The Ranger captains will normally wander randomly around their camp. Like all hiring NPCs, they will not attack unless provoked. When that happens, they will fight back with a bow and sword.


When killed, Ranger captains will drop the same items as normal Rangers, that is arrows or, occasionally, bones. They will also rarely drop some of their weapons or armour.

Drop Rarity Quantity Image
Arrow Uncommon 2 Arrow.png
Ranger Bow Rare 1 RangerBow.png
Ranger helmet Rare 1 HelmetRanger.png
Ranger chestplate Rare 1 BodyRanger.png
Ranger leggings Rare 1 LegsRanger.png
Ranger boots Rare 1 BootsRanger.png


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

Upon hiring a unit from a ranger captain, the player earns the achievement "Masters of Stealth".

Unit Unpledged Cost (Silver Coins) Pledged Cost (Silver Coins) Alignment Required (Dúnedain of the North) Requires Pledge (Dúnedain of the North)
Ranger of the North 50-100 ( 50  to  100 ) 25-50 ( 25  25  to  50 ) +300 No
Ranger outrider 70-140 ( 70  to  140  140 ) 35-70 ( 35  35  to  70 ) +400 No
Ranger banner bearer 70-140 ( 70  to  140  140 ) 35-70 ( 35  35  to  70 ) +450 No



  • Do you seek to command the Dúnedain of the North, friend Person?
  • These Dúnedain 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 the North?
  • I can grant you the leadership of some excellent Rangers in return for silver coins.
  • The Rangers of the North now respect you enough to follow your command, Person.
  • The Rangers of the North only follow good and valiant Men into battle. You are worthy to lead us.
  • My men are the finest Rangers in all of the North!
  • I will give you some of my men for a dozen silver coins.
  • Such great warriors as my men do not fight for nothing, Person! They require payment.
  • You are worthy enough to command my valiant Rangers.


  • Only the strongest friends of the Dúnedain may fight with us in battle, Person.
  • If you wish to captain the Rangers of the North, 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 the North 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.
  • You will have to prove yourself to our kin, if you wish to command some of our mighty Rangers.
  • We Rangers do not follow any stranger into battle. You will have to prove that you truly fight for good in this world.
  • Prove your allegiance to us, and we shall ally with you.
  • You must prove yourself worthy first, if you wish to lead us to battle.
  • Only a true friend of our folk may lead us against the servants of evil.


  • Your death shall come swift as the arrow that pierces flesh, Person!
  • I shall make an end of you!
  • You are not welcome in these lands, Person!
  • Flee our lands, you wretched ally of the Morgul-filth!
  • You are an enemy of the race of Men, Person!
  • What madness led you here?
  • Crawl back into the night, 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 Rangers of the North.
  • Go back to the darkness whence you came!
  • What devilry of the Dark Lord do you bring here?
  • Begone from these lands!
  • You shall meet your doom swiftly, scum of Mordor!
  • I will not allow you to harm the free folk of these lands!
Ranger Shield.png  The Dúnedain of the North  Ranger Banner.PNG

NPCs: DúnedainRanger (Banner Bearer, Outrider)
Traders: BlacksmithCaptain
Items: Armour (Arnorian) • Gondorian BowRanger Bow
Blocks: Arnor BrickCrafting Table
Structures: CampRuined TowerVillageWatchtower

Coin 1.pngTrading in the Lord of the Rings Mod Coin 1.png