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LadyOfTheShieldArm began this thread with the following post

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I have always liked this character. I have always had this burning question: Beregond seems to know Faramir very well, were they friends?


Valedhelgwath replied

Beregond was a soldier in the Third Company of the Citadel. As such it is likely he was frequently on guard duty around the palace where he would have seen Faramir grow up.

Although he would not have served under Faramir in this role, Faramir seems to have been the sort of person to find the time to talk with the common soldiers around him and try to understand them. This nature would mean a lot to the men around him, and hence Faramir became well loved.

I doubt if Faramir and Beregond were the sort of friends who would go out for a drink together, but I think they would have spent time together over the years. Beregond would have watched Faramir growing up, and so would know much about him, and with Faramir's nature, a soldier who had been close to him for that length of time would be known to him also.

I also love Beregond, and I think Val made many good points about him and Faramir. Though I never thought of Beregond as having watched Faramir grow up, does it say that he is that old in the book?
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Though I never thought of Beregond as having watched Faramir grow up, does it say that he is that old in the book?
Not as such; however, his son Bergil is ten years old and I doubt if Beregond married before he was twenty, having to first become a journeyman Man-at-arms before he could afford a family. Therefore I would estimate Beregond to be 30-40 years old and thus he could have watched Faramir, who I would put in his late twenties, grow up from a vantage of a few years. Teacher Smilie