Denethor II- Steward of Gondor

Denethor  II- Steward of Gondor.

Denthor II, the Steward of Gondor acted as the King of the country after the last ruling king of Gondor went missing, as no one was entirely sure the King was dead, the stewards started to rule in perpetuity until time “the return of the king” of Gondor.

Denethor (father of Boromir and Faramir) was the final ruling steward of Gondor, he was once a wise and dignified man but over time became a secretive and solitary ruler refusing the help of Gandalf and Aragorn. Denethor was aware of Sauron’s increasing power and knew at some time Gondor would be attacked and  he often used the seeing stones (Palantiri – used by the Numenoreans in the ancient past to keep in contact with distant parts of the realm of Arnor and Gondor) to see what his enemy was up to. The Seeing Stones could be a dangerous and unreliable item to use, as many of the stones had become lost and no one knew exactly who possessed them (both Saruman and Sauron had a Palantiri in their control).

Use of the stone aged him prematurely and Sauron used it to set him on the path to insanity. After the death of Boromir and believing his son Faramir to be dead he set himself on fire and died during the War of the Ring.

Denethor II was played by Australian actor John Noble.

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