The younger son of Denthor, Faramir was born five years after his brother Boromir, in the year 2983 of the Third Age. Unlike his brother, Faramir was a gentle man who preferred music to fighting. He was a brave captain though, in battle and all his men loved him.
After the death of Boromir, Faramir became Denethor's heir, and
the captain of the White Tower. After being wounded by a Southron
dart, and being affected by the Black Breath of the Nazgûl, Faramir
was nearly burned alive by his father, when Denethor chose to burn
himself. He was saved by Beregond, and by Gandalf. Faramir was healed
by Aragorn, after the Battle of the Pelennor fields. Faramir was
technically the last of the Ruling Stewards, though he only prepared
the City for the coming of the King. After the Crowning of Aragorn,
Faramir was given Ithilien and made a prince. He remained the Steward
after the crowning of Aragorn.
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