BoromirBoromir - The eldest son of Denethor, Steward of Gondor.  He was one of the nine members of the Fellowship, but fell near the Falls of Rauros.


"A mile, maybe, from Parth Galen in a little glade not far from the lake he found Boromir.  He was sitting with his back to a great tree, as if he was resting.  But Aragorn saw that he was pierced with many black-feathered arrows; his sword was still in his hand, but it was broken near the hilt; his horn cloven in two was at his side.  Many Orcs lay slain, piled all about him at his feet.  Aragorn knelt beside him.  Boromir opened his eyes and strove to speak.  At last slow words came.  'I tried to take the ring from Frodo,' he said.  'I am sorry.  I have paid.'  His glance strayed to his fallen enemies; twenty at least lay there.  'They have gone: the Halflings: the Ocs have taken them.  I think they are not dead.  Orcs bound them.'  He paused and his eyes closed wearily.  After a moment he spoke again.  'Farewell, Aragorn!  Go to Minas Tirith and save my people!  I have failed.'  'No!' said Aragorn, taking his hand and kissing his brow. 'You have conquered.  Few have gained such a victory.  Be at peace!  Minas Tirith shall not fall.'  Boromir smiled." ~The Two Towers, Book III, chap. 1 (The Departure of Boromir)