lotr + the rangers of the north guarding the shire
“A little people, but of great worth are the Shire-folk,” said Halbarad. "Little do they know of our long labour for the safekeeping of their borders, and yet I grudge it not.”
A little apart the Rangers sat, silent, in an ordered company, armed with spear and bow and sword. They were clad in cloaks of dark grey, and their hoods were cast now over helm and head. Their horses were strong and of proud bearing, but rough-haired […]. There was no gleam of stone or gold, nor any fair thing in all their gear and harness; nor did their riders bear any badge or token, save only that each cloak was pinned upon the left shoulder by a brooch of silver shaped like a rayed star.