Written by Mr. Mouseburger 26th Jul 2005
Boromir has attempted to steal the ring from Frodo, who has subsequently escaped by putting it on. When the rest of the fellowship realise he is missing they all run off in various directions trying to find him.
Aragorn, suspecting him of knowing more about Frodo's whereabouts that he is telling, orders Boromir to follow Merry and Pippin and make sure they are safe. Unfortunately, acting as decoys for Frodo, the little scamps have managed to lure a small army of Orcs into chasing them. It appears the young hobbits have been hoist by their own petards, when Boromir comes to their aid and kills several Orcs. Boromir knows he is fighting a losing battle, and so he reaches for his horn, and makes a desperate call for help.
Boromir was always one to blow his own trumpet
On the prow of the hill Lurtz, leader of this Orc war party watches with interest. Reaching for his bow, he fires an arrow at Boromir. It thuds into Boromir's chest and would be enough to slay a normal man, but Boromir is a son of Gondor, and made of sterner stuff. Fighting on, he slays a couple more Orcs when another arrow is embedded into his chest. This time, Boromir falls to his knees, but manages to get up and fight off some more orcs. A third arrow embeds itself into Boromir's chest, and this proves to be enough to break his spirit. He falls to his knees and can only watch helplessly as Merry and Pippin are taken by the orcs.
Lurtz uses Boromir for target practice
Boromir eventually dies in the arms of Aragorn, whom he finally recognises as his king.