At the end of the twenty-ninth century of the Third Age of Sun, Turin II, the Ruling Steward of Gondor, decreed that a brotherhood of knights be formed in North Ithilien, for Gondor’s power in that land was threatened by enemies from Mordor and Morgul. So the band called the Rangers of Ithilien was formed. These knights were dressed in brown and green camouflage uniforms, with green gloves and masks. They fought with bows, spears and sword. In the years before the War of the Ring, their captain was Faramir, second son of Denethor, Gondor’s ruling Steward.