Things of Middle-earth
White Company, The
The elite company of soldiers of Gondor who were the personal guard of Faramir; established when he was made Prince of Ithilien by King Elessar.
[Last] the captain of the Guard brought to [Elessar] Beregond to be judged. ...
'All penalty is remitted for your valour in battle, and still more because all that you did was for the love of the Lord Faramir. Nonetheless you must leave the Guard of the Citadel, and you must go forth from the City of Minas Tirith.'
Then the blood left Beregond's face, and he was stricken to the heart and bowed his head. But the King said:
'So it must be, for you are appointed to the White Company, the Guard of Faramir, Prince of Ithilien, and you shall be its captain and dwell in Emyn Arnen in honour and peace, and in the service of him for whom you risked all, to save him from death.'
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 5, The Steward and the King
Contributors: Elena Tiriel 23Jul06