Araslant was an honorable Gondorian soldier who served in Gondor's armies and the son of Merethien. Swearing an oath to protect the city of Minas Tirith, Araslant believed in the return of Isildur's heir and held hope that the descendant will return to claim the throne and restore order. Before the War of the Ring, he married Idhrenil and had a beautiful daughter named Bereneth. He participated in the siege, but was injured when one of the the Nazgûl, the Witch-King flew down on his mount and knocked him over the rail. Declared to be dead, he was found alive by soldiers and was brought to the Houses of Healing to be treated.