Beregond is a Guard of the Citadel in Minas Tirith, Bergil’s father, and Pippin’s friend. Beregond initially meets Pippin to provide him with the pass-words of the city, and the two become close friends over the next days after Beregond invites Pippin to dine with him. He plays a vital part in rescuing Faramir from Denethor’s reckless behavior, slaying the gatekeeper of the House of the Stewards where Denethor plans to burn himself alive with his son, and keeping other Guards from delivering the necessary wood and oil. His failure to follow orders would ordinarily lead to a death sentence, but due to Aragorn’s understanding and mercy, he is made Captain of the White Company and serves Faramir in Ithilien after the War of the Ring.
Beregond Character Timeline in The Return of the King
The timeline below shows where the character Beregond appears in The Return of the King. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 5, Chapter 1
Book 5, Chapter 4
Book 5, Chapter 7
...no right to end his son’s life, at which Denethor draws a knife on him. Beregond stands to Gandalf’s defense, which Denethor interprets as Gandalf having turned his men against him.... (full context)
...says that this explains the change in Denethor between leaving and returning to Faramir’s side. Beregond supports this theory with his description of the bright light in the high tower at... (full context)
Book 5, Chapter 10
Book 6, Chapter 5
...fought under Sauron’s rule, and he releases the slaves of Mordor. He then comes to Beregond’s sentence. Because Beregond disobeyed his orders, he would have once been sentenced to death, but... (full context)