Faramir's personality is prominently described in the appendices to The Lord of the Rings: “He read the hearts of men as shrewdly as his father, but what he read moved him sooner to pity than to scorn. He was gentle in bearing, and a lover of lore and of music, and therefore by many in those days his courage was judged less than his brother's. But it was not so, except that he did not seek glory in danger without a purpose.”
Tolkien recorded that Faramir greatly resembled Boromir in appearance, who in his turn is described as "a tall man with a fair and noble face, dark-haired and grey-eyed, proud and stern of glance". Members of the line of the Stewards were wont to be of a nobler appearance and bearing than most of the inhabitants of Gondor; in case of Faramir, it is stated that "by some chance the blood of Westernesse [ran] nearly true" in him, which was rare. This trait was elaborated by Tolkien through the speech of Pippin: “Here was one with an air of high nobility such as Aragorn at times revealed, less high perhaps, yet also less incalculable and remote: one of the Kings of Men born into a later time, but touched with the wisdom and sadness of the Elder Race. [...] He was a captain that men would follow, [...] even under the shadow of the black wings.”
Faramir’s leadership, skill-in-arms, and swift but hardy judgement proved valuable in battle, and earned him Gondor's respect during the War of the Ring. He defended Gondor from Sauron on many fronts, but did not enjoy fighting for its own sake. Long after completing The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien would write, "As far as any character is 'like me', it is Faramir". Faramir's relationship to war in Tolkien's story reflected that of the author himself, who was a soldier in World War I and fought in the Battle of the Somme./p>
Tolkien bestowed his dream of "darkness unescapable" upon Faramir's character, who relates it to Éowyn in the fifth chapter of The Return of the King. Of this, Tolkien wrote, "For when Faramir speaks of his private vision of the Great Wave, he speaks for me. That vision and dream has been ever with me — and has been inherited (as I only discovered recently) by one of my children, Michael."
DellStorm 2009 - 2012
On the 6th June 2012 Dellstorm officially announced his 'resignation' from Argonath RPG. This was met with great disappointment by players, admins and his friends. This move came after he was suspended from the administrative team and demoted to a moderator after an incident with Tomer_Kolta.
- Forum topic in which he announced his leaving: Dellstorm 2009 - 2012
Argonath RPG Member
Faramir, in the Argonath RPG community, was also known as [Rstar]Dellstorm, is an Argonath Community Leader. He was the second person to use the name, after a past Manager (Dexter) who retired from his duties.
Faramir was a member of the Rock Stars Clan, which is mostly composed of Administration members.