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This article is about the Ranger of Ithilien. For the Elf of Doriath, see Mablung of the Heavy Hand..

Mablung was a Ranger of Ithilien, and was one of the most trusted of Faramir's men.

Biography

In the year TA 3019, Mablung and his companion Damrod found Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee in Ithilien. Mablung was tall with dark hair and grey eyes and he wore the green and brown raiment of the Rangers with a hood and mask. Mablung fought mainly with his bow, but also had a sword and a knife. He was one of the archers who took aim at Gollum from the ledges above the Forbidden Pool. Mablung fought in the Battle of Osgiliath and the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. He survived and warned the Men of the West when they marched to the Black Gate for the surprise attack on Mordor. He fought in the Battle of the Morannon, its unknown if he died or not.[1][2]

Etymology

Mablung was a Sindarin word for 'heavy hand'.[2]


Portrayal in adaptations

The Lord of the Rings Online - Mablung

Mablung in The Lord of the Rings Online

  • In The Lord of the Rings Online Mablung and Damrod are first met in Osgiliath culverts, hiding from the enemy forces above. Having been separated from Faramir, they are unaware of his fate and send the player looking for sings of him throughout the overrun city. While some those hiding eventually make a break for Minas Tirith (the player among them), Mablung and Damrod stay behind along with some other Rangers and spend the siege of the White City hiding under the enemy's feet. After the the Battle of the Pelennor Fields they are finally able to come out and join the Host of the West on the march towards the Black Gate. After tasking the player with searching for the few foes still in hiding within Osgiliath, Mablung and Damrod journey to Henneth Annûn and rejoin yet more Rangers who have been in hiding since the host of Minas Morgul ventured out. Mablung tasks the player with scouting approaches to the Camp of the Host in the Wastes and survives the Battle of the Morannon. After King Elessar charges Steward Faramir with cleansing the evil of Minas Morgul and the Morgul Vale, Mablung with some other Rangers establishes a camp in the pass of Cirith Ungol, where they eventually discover the presence of Shelob.

Notes

References

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
  3. http://lotrtcgwiki.com/wiki/lotr04127
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