A reader suggested I put together an outfit using The Grey Company as my inspiration. Many of you may know that I LOVE all things Rangers. I loved putting together my Rangers of Ithilien Kinship Uniform and was excited to get started on this request.
The Grey Company consisted of thirty-one Dúnedain Rangers of the North, including Halbarad, their leader, and the twin sons of Elrond, Elladan and Elrohir. They are perhaps the best mortal soldiers in Middle-Earth. They travel from the North seeking Aragorn at Galadriel’s request. (She mentions the Grey Company in her message to Aragorn.)
“Where now are the Dúnedain, Elessar, Elessar?
Why do thy kinsfolk wander afar?
Near is the hour when the Lost should come forth,
And the Grey Company ride form the North,
But dark is the path appointed to thee:
The Dead watch the road that leads to the Sea.
Legolas Greenleaf, long under tree
In joy thou hast lived. Beware of the Sea!
If thou hearest the cry of the gull on the shore,
Thy heart shall then rest in the forest no more.
To Gimli son of Glóin, give his Lady’s greeting.
Lockbearer, wherever thou goes my thought goes with thee.
But have a care to lay thine axe to the right tree!”
They bring advice from Elrond, and a banner made by Arwen. Their horses are strong and proud but rough-haired. As their name implies, they wear cloaks or mantles of grey colour and carry no symbols save for a white star on each of their brooches. Their gear consists of longbows, swords, daggers, etc. They accompany Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli through the Paths of the Dead and go with them to fight at Pelargir and in the Battle of the Pellenor Fields. It was at this battle that Halbarad, the leader of the Company, fell after slaying many orcs and Evil Men. Later on, the Grey Company presumably accompanies Aragorn to the Battle at the Black Gate, although few of them are said to have survived the Pellenor Fields.
Head: Leather Helm of the Leaping Stag (Quest:Passage into Dunland)
Shoulders: Leather Shoulder Guards of the Leaping Stag (Quest:Plunderers’ Plunder)
Chest: Scout’s Weathered Leather Jacket (Quest:The Ledger)
Hands: Leather Gauntlets of the Leaping Stag, dyed Grey (Quest:Finding an Old Fiend)
Feet: Resilient Brushed Skirmish Boots, dyed Grey (Dunland Quest)
Back: Plain Cloak, dyed Grey (Any Outfitter)