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Elegost was a Dúnedain Ranger of the North.
He is a part of the company of travelers controlled by the player in The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age. Elegost may be the most versatile fighter of Berethor's party. He is well skilled in both Bow Craft and Ranger Craft skills. Using Bow Craft skills, Elegost is able to manipulate the abilities of his enemies such as lowering their ability to counterattack, lowering their rate of attack, or even lowering the accuracy of an enemy. Using Ranger Craft skills, Elegost is able to deal severe damage to foes and can immobilize enemies for a turn. Elegost is good friends with the Dwarf, Hadhod.
Not much is known about Elegost's life, except that he was a Dúnedain and a close familiar of Aragorn. He met Hadhod during the Council of Elrond, where he and the dwarf were given a map to Moria. A short while later he and Hadhod were attacked by a mob of goblins during a stormy night, under command of a Mordor orc (this may have been the same time Saruman stopped Gandalf and company from passing over Caradhras by using his wizardry, since it was storming and voices were heard). Hadhod was carried away by a landslide while Elegost was wounded, and the orc took his map. The next day Berethor and Idrial found Elegost, who told them he was hunting the wargs that were approaching. Having then killed the orcs who came too near to Rivendell, they rescued Hadhod from a cave-troll. After the two friends were reunited, Elegost and Hadhod decided to follow the Gondorian on his quest. In The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age, his name is only mentioned once throughout the game, by Eaoden in Minas Tirith.
Elegost was one of the most capable warriors during the Third Age
Although Elegost has a sword (as shown in the cutscenes), he never uses it during actual gameplay. Instead, he relies on his bow to kill enemies.
- Elegost appears wounded to a watching Berethor and Idrial; they move to help as two wargs move in for the kill. Elegost rights himself and slays the two beasts before saying "Hello Lovelies!"
- After he kills the wargs, Berethor exclaims in surprise "You live!", to which he replies "No thanks to you, can't you see I was hunting them?"