Mannish Short Description Glossary
The following is a series of short descriptions covering the majority of Mannish characters in the lore of Middle-earth. The accompanying charts detail their related statistics. As in Section 4.2, an * denotes a character created by ICE.
- See Turin.
- Adrahil I
- Lvl: 30. Aka: Lord of Lond Ernil; Bearer of Meledhil. A vassal of King Ondoher of Gondor (r. T.A. 1936 – 44), Adrahil I was the Prince of Dor-en-Ernil and the Lord of Lond Emil (Dol Amroth). He was a Dúnadan descendant of Edhelion, one of Elendil’s fast friends and Faithful allies. A superb Warrior, he commanded the Left Wing in Gondor’s Northern Army that faced the Wainriders during the Battle of Dagorlad in TA 1944. Like the other great rulers from the House of Lond Emil, Adrahil I was an exceptionally cultured lord. He embraced Elvish things and relished the fey world of music, beauty, and the sea. Read LotRIII 418; UT 293 – 94, 313, 316. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 28.
- Adrahil II
- Lvl: 27. Aka: Lord of Dol Amroth; Bearer of Meledhil. Adrahil II was the twentieth Prince in the House of Dol Amroth, the second line of Lords in Dor-en-Ernil. He was a Dúnadan descendant of Galador and the father of Imrahil and Finduilas. His chroniclers cited that he also had a remote blood-tie to Adrahil I, although the exact nature of their kinship was unsure. Adrahil II was typical of the High Men of Belfalas, having a noble form, a rich character, and a deep love for the Sea and Elvish things. A close advisor, ally, and vassal of the Steward Denethor II, to whom he gave his daughter (Finduilas) in marriage, he was the grandfather of both Boromir and Faramir, the Steward’s two sons. Read LotRIII 418; UT 293 – 94, 313, 316. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 28.
- Adûnakhôr (AR-)
- Lvl: 50. Aka: “Lord of the West” (Q. “Herunúmen”). Herunúmen was the son of Tar-Ardamin and the twentieth King of Númenór. He was born in Armenelos in S. A. 2709, and ruled Westernesse from S.A. 2899 until his death in S.A. 2962. Rather than retaining his given Elvish name — as had all the previous monarchs of Númenór — he ascended the throne under the Adûnaic name Ar-Adûnakhôr. This act was a clear statement of rebellion against the Eldar and the Valar, just as the meaning of his name served as an affront to Manwë. The Eldar and their Faithful friends decried his choice, but he shunned their pleadings and all but closed the shore to the Elves’ ships. Although Adûnakhôr possessed the strength and talents of a good King, he proved arrogant, self-centered, and unwise. He persecuted his brothers, who remained faithful to the Eldarin teachings, and condemned the public use of Elvish. His reign marked the beginning of the end for Númenór. Read Sil 267 – 68; LotRIII 390, 391 – 92, 454.
- Lvl: 45. Aka: “Sea-wanderer.” An Adan Ranger, Aerandir was a great mariner and the faithful companion of Eärendil. He was one of three (the others being Falathar and Erellont) voyagers who accompanied Eärendil and Elwing on their ship Vingilot during the epic journey to Aman. Unlike their Captain, Aerandir and his companions never set foot in the Undying Lands, but they had the privilege of being the only mortals known — save their Lord and Tuor — to ever succeed in the crossing of the Seas of Shadow. The three were given a new ship and returned to the mortal lands of Middle-earth.
Aerandir was terrifically strong and loyal, although very quiet and unassuming. He never shirked a task apportioned to him, nor did he complain. While he stood 7’0” and possessed enormous strength, he was unremarkable in appearance. Read Sil 248, 250.
- Lvl: 16. A beautiful and quiet Adan woman of the Third House, Aerin was forced into marriage by a Swarthy Easterling named Brodda after the Battle of Unnumbered Tears (S. “Nirnaeth Arnoediad”). Aerin aided Turin and Morwen. Unfortunately, after the enraged Turin slew Brodda, Aerin revealed to Turin the place to which his mother had departed; thus, he unknowingly informed Turin of the gravity of his deeds. Read Sil 198, 215; UT 69, 104 – 09.
- See Turin.
- Alcarin (Tar-)
- Lvl: 44. Aka: “the Glorious.” A Dúnadan Warrior, Tar-Alcarin was the seventeenth King of Númenór. Alcarin was born the son of Herucalmo (Tar-Anducal) and Tar-Vanimeldë in S.A. 2406 and was the only child of two monarchs to take the scepter. His father seized the throne upon his mother’s death (S.A. 2537) and denied him the right to take the throne for twenty years.
A prodigy in speed and grace, Alcarin was breathtakingly handsome and exceptionally proud, self-centered, and indulgent. Pleased with his natural gifts, he spent more time in sport than in leadership, and hastened the decay of Númenór. His reign, which lasted from S.A. 2657 until S.A. 2737, was marked by trickery, deception, and court intrigue. Read LotRIII 390; UT 222.
- For information on Alcarin of Gondor, see Atanatar II.
- Lvl: 28. Aka: “Tree-jewel.” A Dúnadan Ranger, Aldamir was the younger of the two sons of Eldacar, Following Castamir’s execution of his older brother (Ornendil), Aldamir became the heir to the throne of Gondor. He spent much of his youth in Rhovanion, while his father was temporarily exiled (T.A. 1437 – 47) during the Kin-strife (T.A. 1432 – 47). His family returned to their ruined home in Osgiliath after Eldacar slew the rebel usurper Castamir and reclaimed the throne. Following Eldacar’s death in T.A. 1490, Aldamir became the twenty-third King of Gondor. He ruled for fifty years, dying in battle against the Corsairs and Haradrim in T.A. 1540. His son, Vinyarion, succeeded him and avenged his slaying.
Aldamir earned his name from his love of the wilds. Quiet, graceful, intelligent, and gentle, he was somewhat ill-fitted as the King of a nation so often at war. Still, campaigning suited him as well as being on the throne itself, for Aldamir was often uncomfortable with the press of rulership and court-life. He was an exceptional skywatcher, being credited with a number of definitive compilations concerning the stars and navigation. Read LotRIII 395. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 6, 10.
- Lvl: 35. Aka: “Chieftain.” A Rohir Warrior, Aldor was the third King of Rohan. He was born the son of Brego, and became the heir to the throne when his brother Baldor disappeared in the subterranean Paths of the Dead. His reign lasted from T.A. 2544 until T.A. 2645, and it was during this time that the Rohirrim completed the conquest of the Mark. Aldor’s Riders earned the undying hatred of the Dunlendings and, after consolidating their new Calenardhon territories, Aldor led his soldiers north and west. They drove the Dunnish people from the White Mountains, Dunharrow, and from many of their ancient Daen fortresses, cementing a rivalry that would long plague the Riddermark.
Aldor kept a strong rulership over the land, conveying an image of power and majesty. His massive size concealed a surprisingly agile mind, and Aldor took pride in second-guessing cunning diplomats who thought that they had outwitted him. With a physique that rivaled the Dúnedain, he stood just shy of 7 feet tall. For most of his life, his beard and long hair were in mixed braids of platinum white and golden blonde.
It is said that Aldor kept his great strength, clear eyes, and sharp mind till the day he died. The Riders still tell the story of his death: “On an afternoon Aldor and his Men strove against a band of Orcish raiders. Aldor killed their brute leader with a single strike of his flail, but complained that he had failed to break its neck. 7 must be getting too old to fight,’ he said. And that night, quietly in bed, he died.” Read LotRIII 434; UT 371 – 72.
- Amandil (Tar-)
- Lvl: 63. Aka: “Lover of Aman.” Tar-Amandil was born in S.A. 192 and came to the throne as the third King of Númenór in S.A. 442. A Dúnadan Mage/Seer, he was the grandson of Elros Tar-Minyatur. His reign, which lasted until S.A. 590, contains an interesting bit of information concerning Númenórean government. The law read that when the Scepter of the Kingdom was presented to a legitimate heir, it could not be refused. However, the scepter could be presented to the next male in line at any time; so, if one did not desire to reign, he could pass it on immediately. In such case, he was considered to have ruled no less than one year. Tar-Amandil came to the throne this way, receiving the scepter from his father Vardamír, the son of Elros, in the same instant Elros laid down his life. This is the sole occurrence of such an act among the Kings of Númenór.
Tar-Amandil was a mighty Lord — full of good and having a deep love of wisdom and the nature of Aman. He was quick and sharp in thought and action, although his reign was mainly peaceful. Throughout his long life, he saw his primary duty as the encouragement of learning, and he fostered the great skills, magics, wisdoms, and culture of the Eldar. When he surrendered the scepter to his son Elendil, he passed on a noble legacy. Read LotRIII 390; UT 217, 219, 225.
- Lvl: 44. Aka: “Lover of Aman.” Amandil was a Dúnadan Ranger. The father of Elendil the Tall, he was the last lord of Andúnië (the westernmost city of Númenór) and the leader of the remnant of the Faithful in the years preceding the Downfall (Ad. “Akallabêth”).
All of Amandil’s family were great mariners, including his son Elendil, and his grandsons, Isildur and Anárion. Because of his descent from Elros Tar-Minyatur (through Silmarien) and his exceptional lineage, he counseled the King on matters of policy and influenced many among the noble orders. However, after Ar-Pharazôn returned from his great expedition to Middle-earth in S.A. 3261 (bearing Sauron as his prisoner), Amandil’s influence waned. As Sauron’s power grew and the Shadow fell over the King, Amandil left the court and moved to Rómenna in the east of Númenór. There, he led his people through the years of persecution which followed.
When, as an old man, Amandil learned of the building of the Great Armament, he alerted his sons to the impending disaster. He then set sail for Aman, as his forefather Eärendil had done; but he had no Silmaril to light the way, and he disappeared in the Seas of Shadows.
Amandil’s influence on history is great, for he sired the Lords of the Kingdoms in Exile, and it was by him that the Palantíri came to Middle-earth. Made by Fëanor in the Eldar days, the fabulous Seeing stones came to him during the persecution, and his descendants bore them to Middle-earth. They also carried Amandil’s silver rod (of the Lordship of Andúnië), a symbol of Faith which survived the Downfall and outlived the precious scepter that perished with Ar-Pharazôn. Read LotRIII 391; Sil 271, 272, 275 – 76, 292; UT 219.
- Lvl: 90. An Adan Warrior, Amlach was one of the earliest figures in Mannish history. He was the son of Imlach, and the grandson of Marach, the father of the Third House of the Edain.
Originally, he was one of the short-sighted Men who opposed a union of Elda and Adan might in the struggle against the ploys of Morgoth. Along with many in the House of Bëor, Amlach and much of the Third House resented Elvish leadership and doubted the veracity of the stories which the Eldar had told them concerning the existence and nature of the Valar, Aman, and Morgoth.
Later, however, when Amlach and his comrades discovered a ruse by one of Morgoth’s spies to imitate Amlach in a meeting, they renounced their skepticism. Although many of Bëor’s folk and even some of his own people continued to shun Elven influences, Amlach became a stout supporter of the Elda cause. His opponents left Estolad to disappear from history, while their Lord waged his own personal vendetta against the Black Enemy. Amlach went north and entered the service of Maedhros, son of Fëanor. There he died, fighting bravely for a cause he so long resisted.
Amlach, like the Sons of Marach, was tall, heavily muscled, and fierce in combat. His often-jovial followers loved to laugh, but they became grim and terrible in battle. Read Sil 144 – 45.
- Lvl: 41. Aka: “Blessed Praise”; Amlaith of Fornost. Amlaith was the first King of Arthedain (T.A. 861 – 946). The eldest of the three sons of Eärendur, the last King of Amor, he claimed the choicest portion of his father’s domain, for after Eärendur’s death Amor was sundered. Amlaith took Arthedain, leaving Cardolan and Rhudaur to his brothers. Then he moved his capital from the ancient and beautiful city of Annúminas to the fortified summer retreat at Fornost Erain.
Amlaith was generally a noble king, but he was ambitious and could be somewhat insensitive to his people’s needs. He supported Arthedain’s focus on lore and the magic arts, and maintained the law with an abiding vigor. Yet, he exercised mercy only infrequently, and many of the Arthadan nobles chafed under his firm hand. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 14, 29.
- Lvl: 35. Aka: “Lover of the Sun.” The sixth King of Gondor, Anardil ruled from T.A. 324 until his death in T.A. 411. He was a Dúnadan Bard, the son of Eärendil, and the father of Ostoher. Read LotRIII 394.
- Anárion (Tar-)
- Lvl: 52. Aka: “Lord of the Sun”. The eighth King of Númenór, Anárion was the son of the first Ruling Queen, Tar-Ancalimë. He was mighty in form and blonde, reminiscent of the early generations of the House of Marach.
Anárion was a great Dúnadan Warrior, but he was haunted by a stormy family life. When he was born in S.A. 1003, his mother begrudged him, for she had ill will toward her husband, Hallacar. She dominated him during his early life, offering him little love. After she surrendered the scepter to her unhappy son in S.A. 1280, he continued to be plagued by her memory. So too were his two daughters, who both refused the throne because of their lingering dislike for their bitter grandmother. Tar-Ancalimë fought any marriage either sought, and they suffered dearly. Thus, they could not bring themselves to rule. Instead, they yielded to their brother, Súrion, who accepted the Kingship in S.A. 1394. Ten years later, Anárion died. Read LotRIII 390; UT 211 – 12, 217, 220.
- Lvl: 10. Anborn was a Dúnadan Scout/Rogue who served in the Rangers of Ithilien. His company was led by Faramir during the War of the Ring (T.A. 3018 – 19). A strong, careful, perceptive, and obedient soldier, he proved to be a valuable and vigilant Scout. It was Anborn who actually succeeded in sneaking upon Gollum and capturing him. Read LotRII 359, 373 – 74, 377.
- Ancalimon (Tar)
- Lvl: 38. Aka: “Great Light.” The fourteenth king of Númenór (S.A. 2221 – 2386), Ancalimon was a man whose memory is covered with an uncomplimentary shadow. Though gifted in the magical arts and exceptionally bright, he possessed little self-control and pursued a number of unhealthy interests. During his reign, the schism that sundered the King’s Menand the Faithful widened, and many members of Ancalimon’s court foreswore the use of Elvish. Although superstition and fear compelled the use of Quenya for ceremonial purposes, the long decline of Elda culture in Númenór finally took hold. The sorrowful progression that eventually resulted in the punitive cataclysm called the Akallabêth appeared unstoppable.
Like his father, Tar-Atanamir, Ancalimon could not accept his mortality with dignity, instead of passing the scepter onward while he was still vigorous, he died on the throne — a decrepit man, broken in both body and soul. His son, Tar-Telemmaitë, continued the unwholesome tradition, forever ending the old manner of succession. Read LotRIII 390; Sil 266; UT 169, 221, 224, 226.
- Anducal (Tar-)
- See Herucalmo.
- Lvl: 24. Aka: “Long Green Home”; Caretaker. A Dúnadan Bard, Angelimar was the nineteenth Prince in the second line of Lords of Dor-en-Ernil. He was the twentieth Man in direct descent from Galador, the founder of the House of Dol Amroth, and he ruled as Prince from T.A. 2869 until T.A. 2921. His son, Adrahil II, was the father of Imrahil and Finduilas. Read UT 248. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 28.
- Lvl: 21. Aka: “Iron Fist”; Lord of Lamedon. During the War of the Ring, Angbor was the Lord of Lamedon, the province of Gondor beside the south-central vales of the White Mountains. He resided in Calembel, but marched south to defend the coastal city of Linhir from attacks by the seaborne Corsairs. Aragorn II and the Grey Company joined Angbor’s warriors in the midst of battle, turning the tide against the invaders from Umbar. Then, at Aragorn’s beckoning, Angbor collected his Men and marched for seven days in order to reinforce the beleaguered army in Minas Tirith. By the time he passed through Pelargir and the rest of Lebennin, he led a force of four thousand. Read LotRIII 185, 187, 193.
- Lvl: 35. Aka: “Iron Host.” Angrim was an Adan of the First House of Men. He was father of Gorlim the Unhappy, the unfortunate betrayer of Barahir. Read Sil 162.
- Lvl: 77. Aka: “King’s Man”; Malach. Aradan, the second Lord of the Third House of the Edain, was the son of Marach, the great father of the kindred. His birth name was Malach, but it was changed to the Elvish Aradan when he left Beleriand to serve for fourteen years under the Noldo High-king, Fingolfin. The friendship which Aradan established with the Elves continued during subsequent generations, reaching its height under Hador Lorindol (Aradan’s great-grandson), and its dramatic climax in the days of Húrin and Huor. Aradan’s younger brother was Imlach and his son was Magor, who dwelt in East Beleriand near the headwaters of the Teiglin. Read Sil 143, 147.
- Lvl: 25. Aka: “Royal One.” Arador was the fourteenth Chieftain of the Rangers of the North. He succeeded his father Argonui in T.A. 2912 and ruled until he was captured and slain by Trolls in the Cold Fells in T.A. 2930. Read LotRIII 394, 420. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 31.
- Lvl: 24. Aka: “Royal Leaf.” The sixth Chieftain of the Dúnedain and leader of the Rangers of the North, Araglas ruled in the wilds of Eriador from T.A. 2327 until T.A. 2455. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 31.
- Aragorn I
- Lvl: 25. Aka: “Royal Tree.” The fifth Chieftain of the Rangers of the North, Aragorn I was the Lord of the Dúnedain of the North from T.A. 2319 until his death in T.A. 2327. He was slain by Wolves. Read LotRIII 394, 401. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 31.
- Aragorn II
- See Section 4.2.
- Lvl: 24. Aka: “Fortress King.” A Dúnadan Ranger, Aragost was the eighth Chieftain of the Rangers of the North. He ruled from T.A. 2523 until T.A. 2588. Read LotRIII 394, See ICE’s Rangers of the North 31.
- Arahad I
- Lvl: 26. Aka: “King of the Hold” The seventh Chieftain of the Dúnedain and leader of the Rangers of the North, Arahad ruled the Lost Kingdom from T.A. 2455 until T.A. 2523. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 31.
- Arahad II
- Lvl: 24. Aka: “King of the Hold.” A Dúnadan Ranger, Arahad II was the tenth Ranger Chieftain and ruled the Dúnedain of the North from T.A. 2654 until T.A. 2719. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 31.
- Lvl: 27. Aka: “Beacon King.” The second Chieftain of the Rangers of the North, Arahael was the Lord of the Dúnedain of the North from T.A. 2106 until his death in T.A. 2177. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 31.
- Lvl: 18; later 30. Aka: “King of the Realm.” A Dúnadan Ranger, Aranarth was the eldest son of King Arvedui of Arthedain. When Arthedain was overrun by the Angmarim in T.A. 1974, his father fled westward. Aranarth, however, took his family and much of Fornost’s treasures and went east to Imladris (Rivendell), where he organized the Rangers of the North. Thus, he became their first Chieftain and he established the precedent that the Lords of the Rangers would always be reared in Rivendell. Arvedui died in the icy waters of the Bay of Forochel the following year, ending any hope of refounding Arthedain, and the Rangers of the North were entrusted with the realm’s legacy. His son and heir, Aranarth, ruled from T.A. 1974 until T.A. 2106. Read LotRIII 394,398 – 99,401. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 30 – 31, 33 – 34, 54.
- Lvl: 46. Aka: “King of Lords.” A Dúnadan Mage/Astrologer, Arantar was the fifth King of Amor. He ruled from T.A. 339 until T.A. 435. His father was Eldacar, his son Tarcil. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 29.
- Lvl: 26. Aka: “Flame King.” The third Chieftain of the Dúnedain and leader of the Rangers of the North, Aranuir succeeded Arahael, and ruled in the wild from T.A. 2177 until T.A. 2247. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 31.
- Lvl: 30. Aka: “North-king.” A Dúnadan Warrior, Araphor was the ninth King of Arthedain. He succeeded his father Arveleg I in T.A. 1409, coming to the throne while still quite young. Arveleg I perished in the fighting at Weathertop, forcing the sudden ascension of his eldest son, who was still studying near Annúminas. Araphor’s crowning took place amidst turmoil in the North Kingdom, for his people faced their greatest threat. Angmar’s armies approached Fornost, and only the intervention of Círdan’s Elves saved the Arthadan Dúnedain from destruction.
Upon taking the throne, Araphor received help from his Elven allies and successfully defended Fornost and the surrounding North Downs. The Arthadan defense stabilized and the Angmarim retired. Peace followed for the rest of his reign, which lasted until Araphor’s death in T.A. 1589. It was a quiet era, dominated by the difficult task of rebuilding the realm. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 29.
- Lvl: 27. A Dúnadan Cleric/Animist, Araphant was the fourteenth King of Arthedain. He succeeded his father Araval in T.A. 1891 and ruled until T.A. 1964. During his reign, the Kingdoms of Arthedain and Gondor repaired their differences and reaffirmed their age-old alliance. Araphant met with Ondoher, the Gondorian King, in T.A. 1940, and the two agreed that a single enemy was behind the assaults that plagued both their realms. Then, they cemented their resolution to act in concert by joining their families. Arvedui, Araphant’s heir, married Firiel, Ondoher’s daughter. In the years that followed, however, neither King could send aid to his ally, for Angmar attacked Arthedain and the Wainriders invaded Gondor in T.A. 1944. Read LotRIII 394, 409, 411. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 29.
- Lvl: 24. Aka: “Storm-king.” A Dúnadan Ranger, Arassuil was the eleventh Ranger Chieftain and ruled the Dúnedain of the North from T.A. 2719 until T.A. 2784. Toward the middle of his reign, Orcs from the Misty Mountains began to plague Eriador, and the Shire was attacked in T.A. 2747 by a large band from the caverns of Mount Gram. (Bandobras Took, the Hobbit, defeated them at the Battle of Greenfields in Northfarthing.) Read LotRIII 394,401 – 02. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 31.
- Lvl: 21. Aka: “Royal Man.” A Dúnadan Warrior and Prince, Aratan was the second of King Isildur’s four sons. He served in the army of the Last Alliance of Elves and Men during the war that concluded the Second Age (S.A. 3434 – 41), although he did not enter Mordor after the Battle of Dagorlad. Instead, he and his brother Ciryon went south to command the garrison at Minas-Ithil. He later died fighting Orcs alongside his father during the Battle of Gladden Fields in T.A. 2. Read Sil 366; UT 271, 274, 279.
- Arathorn I
- Lvl: 23. Aka: “Tree Lord.” The twelfth Chieftain of the Rangers of the North, Arathorn I became the Lord of the Dúnedain of the North in T.A. 2784. He died fighting Orcs in Rhudaur in T.A. 2848. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 31.
- Arathorn II
- Lvl: 24. Aka: “Tree Lord.” A Dúnadan Ranger, Arahad II was the fifteenth Ranger Chieftain and ruled the Dúnedain of the North from T.A. 2930 until T.A. 2933. He married Gilraen the Fair, the daughter of Dirhael, despite her father’s fears regarding Arathorn’s fate. Aragorn, their son and only child, was born in Rivendell in T.A. 2931. The boy was only two years old when Arathorn was shot through the eye by an Orc arrow while fighting with Elladan and Elrohir (the sons of Elrond). As foretold by Dirhael, Arathorn passed on while quite young, for he was only sixty at his death. Read LotRIII 394, 420. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 31.
- Lvl: 25. Aka: “Lord of Power.” A Dúnadan Warrior, Araval was the thirteenth King of Arthedain (T.A. 1813 – 1891). He came to the throne following the death of his father, Arveleg II. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 29.
- Lvl: 24. Aravir was the fourth Chieftain of the Rangers of the North (T.A. 2247 – 2319). His reign succeeded that of his father, Aranuir, and preceded that of his eldest son, Aragorn I. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 31.
- Lvl: 23. Aka: “Black King.” The ninth Chieftain of the Rangers of the North, Aravorn was the Lord of the Northern Dúnedain from T.A. 2588 until T.A. 2654. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 31.
- Ardamin (Tar-)
- Lvl: 40, Aka: “High Region”; Ar-Abattârik. Born in S.A. 2618, Tar-Ardamin was a short-lived Bard. He ruled Númenór as the nineteenth King between S.A. 2825 and 2899. Read UT 222, 227.
- Lvl: 29. Aka: “Noble Ship.” The great-grandfather of Eärnil II, Arciryas was the younger brother of King Namarcil II of Gondor (r. T.A. 1850 – 56). He was a Dúnadan Bard. His eldest son was Calimmacil. Read LotRIII 410.
- Argeleb I
- Lvl: 29. Aka: “Silver-king” Ar-Argeleb. Argeleb I succeeded his father, Malvegil, as the seventh King of Arthedain in T.A. 1349. A Dúnadan Bard, he was both an accomplished scholar and a fine fighter. His reign marked the beginning of Arthedain’s claim to Cardolan and Rhudaur. When Argeleb ascended the throne in Fornost, no heirs of Isildur remained in either state and Angmarim occupied Rhudaur. So, Argeleb declared himself King of Amor, aggravating many of the petty Princes in Cardolan and sparking a war with the Witch-king. The Arthadan King fortified his frontiers and erected towers atop the Weather Hills, but he was slain in battle by warriors from Rhudaur in T.A. 1356. Read LotRIII 394, 397. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 20, 29, 33 – 34.
- Argeleb II
- Lvl: 25. Aka: “Silver-king.” A Dúnadan Warrior, Argeleb II was the tenth King of Arthedain (T.A. 1589 – 1670). He succeeded his father, Araphor, and had the unpleasant chore of presiding over Arthedain during the years of the Great Plague (T.A. 1636 – 37). Even before the Plague, his realm was wounded and, in many areas, deserted, so in T.A. 1600 he invited the Hobbits Marco and Blanco to settle the Shire. Read LotRI 23; LotRIII 394, 398. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 29, 33 – 34, 54.
- Lvl: 24. Aka: “Stone-king.” Argonui was a Dúnadan. the thirteenth Chieftain of the Rangers of the North (T.A. 2848 – 2912). His reign succeeded that of his father, Arathorn I, and preceded that of his eldest son, Arador. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 31.
- Lvl: 20. Aka: “Noble Jewel.” A Dúnadan Warrior, Artamir died fighting Wainriders near Dagorlad in T.A. 1944. His father, King Ondoher, and his brother Faramir both perished in the same battle. He was the heir to the Gondorian throne. With his death, and that of his father and only brother, Gondor lacked an immediate successor, a situation that invited Arvedui of Arthedain’s unsuccessful claim to the throne of the South Kingdom. Read LotRIII 409.
- Lvl: 39. An Adan Scout/Rogue of the First House, Arthad served as one of Barahir’s twelve outlaws. He lived and fought in Dorthonion, resisting the occupation of Morgoth’s minions. When Gorlim the Unhappy betrayed Barahir’s band, Arthad was trapped and slain. Read Sit 187.
- Lvl: 24. Aka: “Last-king.” As foretold at his birth by the Seer Malborn, Arvedui was the last King of Arthedain; thus his name. A Dúnadan Warrior, he was the fifteenth monarch to sit on the Arthadan throne in Fornost. His reign began in T.A. 1964 and lasted but ten years.
Arvedui married Princess Fíriel of Gondor, the daughter of King Ondoher, in T.A. 1940. Their union bound the Dúnedain of the North and South together, but it later provided Arvedui with part of the pretext for laying claim to the Gondorian throne. When Fíriel’s father and brothers perished at Dagorlad while fighting Wainriders in T.A. 1944, no immediate successor was left in Gondor. No heirs of Ondoher remained, so Prince Arvedui of Arnor asserted that he should be crowned King. Citing his wife’s lineage and ancient Númenórean tradition, he noted that Fíriel was the next in line to rule. This argument was tenuous in light of Elendil’s laws, however, so Arvedui employed a second argument. He noted that he was the descendant of Isildur’s line, and that the heirs of Isildur — who was the High-king of both Gondor and Arnor, and therefore Lord over Anárion — should take precedence over Anárion’s descendants.
The Men of Gondor rejected Arvedui’s claim, crowning Eärnil II as the King in T.A. 1945. Arvedui remained, in their eyes and in practice, an Arnorian Prince. He served in this capacity for the next nineteen years.
After Arvedui became King of Amor, he presided over the last decade of Arthedain’s existence, never believing in the prophecy of Malborn. Thus, he was unprepared for the coming storm. When the Witch-king’s armies stormed out of the North in T.A. 1974, Arvedui’s short reign, and his Kingdom, came to an abrupt end. The Angmarim overran Arthedain, forcing Arvedui to flee northwestward. The fleeing King and his retainers bore two Palantíri on their flight.
Arvedui spent the rest of the Winter of T.A. 1974 – 75 in hiding among the Lossoth of Forochel. Círdan learned of his plight and, with Spring, sent a ship northward to rescue the exiled monarch and his retainers. Unfortunately, the mission went awry; for after the vessel was loaded, it foundered in the Ice Bay and all aboard perished. Aranarth the Ranger, Arvedui’s heir, inherited the Last — king’s lost realm. Read LotRIII 394; UT 295, 403, 411, 413 – 14. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 28 – 31, 33 – 34, 54.
- Lvl: 25. Aka: “Star-king.” A Dúnadan Bard, Arvegil was the eleventh King of Arthedain. He ascended the throne in T.A. 1670 and ruled until T.A. 1743. His son, Arveleg II, succeeded him upon his death. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 29.
- Arveleg I
- Lvl: 28. Aka: “Mighty King.” A Dúnadan Warrior, Arveleg I was the eighth King of Arthedain (T.A. 1356 – 1409). He succeeded his father, Argeleb I, who was slain in battle while fighting Orcs in the Weather Hills in T.A. 1356. Upon coming to the throne, Arveleg I quickly avenged his father’s death. He drove the Angmarim out of Arthedain and, for the next five decades, maintained a stable, secure frontier.
Then, in T.A. 1409, the Witch-king launched a major assault into the neighboring land of Cardolan, Arthedain’s ally and sister state. The Angmarim overran Cardolan’s overextended lines and virtually destroyed their army. Small numbers of lucky survivors fled north into Arthedain, while Cardolan’s last Prince died fighting at the edge of the old forest.
Meanwhile, Arveleg’s forces arrived to aid the hard-pressed defenders of the citadel of Amon Sûl (Weathertop). The tower was Cardolan’s last surviving stronghold and held a great Palantír. Although the defense was initially successful, Arveleg I was killed and his army retreated northward to Fornost, yielding the Tower but saving the Seeing-stone. The Witch-king’s minions razed Amon Sûl and seized the rest of the Weather Hills. Fortunately, help came from Círdan of Lindon, and Araphor — Arveleg’s son and heir — kept the Angmarim out of the North Downs and ably defended the capital. Read LotRIII 394, 397. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 21, 29, 33, 54.
- Arveleg II
- Lvl: 26. Aka: “Mighty King.” A Dúnadan Warrior, Arveleg II was the twelfth King of Arthedain (T.A. 1743 – 1813). His father was Arvegil and his eldest son was Araval. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 29.
- Atanamir (Tar-)
- Lvl: 53. Aka: “Jewel of Men”; the Great; the Unwilling. Tar-Atanamir the Great ruled Númenór from S.A. 2029 until S.A. 2221. A Dúnadan Warrior, he was Westernesse’s thirteenth King. Born in S.A. 1800, the son of Tar-Ciryatan, he was the older brother of Mûrazôr, the Númenórean Lord who became the Witch-king. Like his brother and father, he was a proud, vain Man, and he exacted a heavy tribute from the peoples of Middle-earth. During his reign, he spoke openly against the Eldar and the Ban of the Valar, and the strength of the King’s Men began to grow. Atanamir had little love for the Faithful, and quiet persecution was a hallmark of his day.
Despite Atanamir’s jealous abuse of things associated with the Immortals, however, superstition and wisdom led him to maintain the Elvish tongues and the rich gifts of their traditions. The abandonment of these fine trappings was the work of his son, Ancalimon.
Unlike his father — who had followed Númenórean practice and yielded the scepter before age debilitated him — Tar-Atanamir refused to lay down his Lordship before he died. He clung to the throne, and to life, far too long, lending himself the name “the Unwilling.” Read UT 169, 216, 218, 221, 226 – 27.
- Atanatar I
- Lvl: 30. Aka: “Father of Men.” A Dúnadan Bard, Atanatar I was the tenth King of Gondor. He assumed the throne after the death of his father, Turambar, in T.A. 667. When he died in T.A. 748, the reins of power passed to his eldest son, Siriondil. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 6.
- Atanatar II
- Lvl: 29. Aka: “Father of Men”; Alcarin (Q. “the Glorious”); the Squanderer. A Dúnadan Bard, Atanatar II succeeded his father, Ciryaher (Hyarmendacil I), to the throne when Gondor was at the height of its power. Unlike his vigilant father, however, Atanatar cared little for the security and administration of the realm. He preferred to enrich the cultural life of the South Kingdom and indulge himself in the splendid spoils reaped by his predecessors. Thus, he began the gradual decline of his nation. He ruled from T.A. 1149 until T.A. 1226, and was best known for his monumental works and his penchant for opulent celebrations and ceremonies. At the same time, he erected triumphal columns and redesigned the royal jewels, he relaxed the Watch on Mordor and unwittingly invited the resurrection of Gondor’s enemies. Read LotRIII 395, 401 – 02, 404; UT 400. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 6.
- Lvl: 18. A Northman Warrior, Bain was the son of Bard I and the father of Brand. He was the second King of Dale (in the Second Line), and ruled the upper Celduin Valley from T.A. 2977 – 3007. Read LotRI 301; LotRIII 462 – 63. See ICE’s Northern Mirkwood 48 – 52.
- Lvl: 99. Aka: Bëor (Ad. “Vassal”); Bëor the Old. The first Lord of the First Adan House, Balan led his people into Beleriand. There, he befriended the Noldo Elf-king Finrod of Nargothrond. After he entered the service of Finrod, he became known as Bëor. Although he was only 48 at the time, Balan abdicated his lordship in favor of his son Baran in order to aid the Eldar. His was the oldest and noblest line among the Edain. Read Sil 170.
- Lvl: 18. Aka: “Powerful Lord.” A Rohir warrior, Baldor was the eldest son of King Brego of Rohan and brother of Aldor. Proud and brave, he attempted to pass through the Paths of the Dead after making a vow before his peers at the feast in commemoration of the completion of the Meduseld. He died in cursed caves above Dunharrow in T.A. 2570, and it was not until Aragorn’s successful journey along the underground road that his body was found. Read LotRIII 71, 83 – 84, 315, 434.
- Lvl: 35. Aka: the Forester; Drug-friend. An Adan Ranger of the Second House, Barach was a forester of the Folk of Haleth who enjoyed a close friendship with the Drug-lord Aghan. Aghan’s enchanted Watch-stone saved the lives and household of Barach and his family when they were attacked by Orcs, and Barach remained a strong supporter of the Drúedain until his death. Read UT 380 – 82.
- Lvl: 51. One of Barahir’s outlaws, Baragund was a Scout/Rogue from the First Adan House. His father was Bregolas; his daughter was Morwen. Read Sil 177, 187, 196, 381.
- Lvl: 80. Aka: “Tower Lord.” An Adan Scout/Rogue, Barahir was the son of Bregor and Lord of the First Adan House. His heroism saved the Elf-king Finrod during the Dagor Bragollach and, in return, Barahir received the enchanted ring that became known as the Ring of Barahir (see Aragorn IPs items). The husband of Emeldir and father of Beren, he lived apart from his family during the guerilla war he waged against Morgoth in his last years. His twelve-man company raided behind the Black Enemy’s lines from their base at Aeluin. Barahir’s force gradually dwindled and finally dissolved when the rogue leader died as a result of the treachery of Gorlim, one of Barahir’s own outlaws. Read Sil 177, 178, 182, 186 – 87, 194 – 97, 381, 451; LotRI 260; LotRIII 388, 400.
- Lvl: 25. Aka: “Tower Lord.” Barahir of Gondor was a Dúnadan Bard who wrote “The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen.” He was the grandson of Faramir and served the King of Gondor. Read LotRI 38.
- Lvl: 89. An Adan Bard from Estolad, Baran was the son of Balan (Bëor), and the second Lord of the First House. Read Sil 170 – 71.
- Lvl: 15. Aka: “Sun-tower.” Baranor was a Dúnadan Man-at-arms from the province of Lossarnach in Gon-dor. He retired to a small manorial farm in the upper Erui Valley. His son Beregond followed in his footsteps, serving with the Third Company of the Guard at the Citadel of Minas Tirith. Read LotRIII 36.
- Bard I
- Lvl: 24. Aka: Bowman; Dragon-shooter; Bard of Lake Town. Bard was a quiet, grim Northman Warrior from Lake Town (N. “Esgaroth”) on the Long Lake of the Celduin Valley in northern Rhovanion. When the Dragon Smaug attacked his port-home in T.A. 2941 he rallied the townsmen and slew the Fire-drake with a well-placed bowshot. He later led the Northmen of the Long Lake area in the Battle of Five Armies outside the Lonely Mountain. After the victory, he used his portion of the Dragon’s hoard to rebuild the ruined town of Dale, the home of his ancestor Girion. Thus, Bard became the First King of the Second Line. Read Hob 234 – 42, 250, 275 – 7, 286; LotRI 301. See ICE’s Northern Mirkwood 48 – 52.
- Bard II
- Lvl: 21. Aka: Dwarf-friend; Bard of Dale. Bard II was a Northman Warrior and the fourth King of Dale (in the Second Line), ruling from T. A. 3019 into the early Fourth Age. He became King when Brand died in the three-day Battle of Dale. The allied army of Dwarves and Men lost the battle, which also claimed the Dwarf-king Dáin II, so Bard II led the survivors — Northmen of Dale and the Long Lake area and a large contingent of Dwarves — into the Dwarf-hold at Erebor (S. “Lonely Mountain”). There, they withstood a brief siege which lasted until the destruction of the One Ring and their subsequent counterstrike against the demoralized Easterling attackers. Read LotRIII 467. See ICE’s Northern Mirkwood 48 – 52.
- Barliman Butterbur
- Lvl: 8. Aka: Barley or Butterbur. A pleasant Eriadoran Warrior, Butterbur was one of a long line of innkeepers at The Prancing Pony in Bree. Congenial and inherently wise, but somewhat slow-witted and absent-minded, he was a modest fellow and a warm host. He possessed a reddish pallor, a short, fat stature, and a bald head. Read LotRI 29, 203, 209 – 43, 291, 345; LotRIII 327, 333 – 39. See ICE’s Bree and the Barrow-downs.
- Belecthor I
- Lvl: 28. Aka: “Great Eagle.” Belecthor I was a Dúnadan Warrior and the fifteenth Ruling Steward of Gondor (T.A. 2628 – 55). Read LotRIII 395. See ICE’s Minas Tirith.
- Belecthor II
- Lvl: 26. Aka: “Great Eagle.” A Dúnadan Warrior, Belecthor II served as the twenty-first Ruling Steward of Gondor (T.A. 2811 – 72). Read LotRIII 395. See ICE’s Minas Tirith
- Lvl: 50. Aka: “Mighty.” A Dúnadan Warrior, Beleg was the second King of Arthedain. He ruled from T.A. 946‑1029 and, although he resided in Annúminas at times, he made his capital at Fornost. During his reign, the Wizards (Istari) first entered Middle-earth. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 14, 29.
- Lvl: 28. Aka: “Great Tree.” A Dúnadan Ranger, Belegorn was the fourth Ruling Steward of Gondor (T.A. 2148 – 2204). He succeeded Herion and preceded Húrin I. Read LotRIII 395. See ICE’s Minas Tirith.
- Lvl: 20. Aka: “Great Cave.” An Adan Scout/Rogue of the First House, Belegund served as an outlaw in Barahir’s Company. Belegund was the nephew of Barahir, the son of Bregolas, and the father of Rian (the wife of Húor). Read Sil 177, 187, 194, 242.
- See Balan.
- See Section 4.2.
- Lvl: 70. Aka: “Refuser.” The grandson of Baran and the great-grandson of Balan (Bëor), Bereg was a Bard/Seer and a Chieftain of the First Adan House. His opposition to his people’s involvement in the Wars in Beleriand led him to leave his home in Estolad and return to the Edain’s ancient homeland in Eriador. Leading a thousand of his brothers, he founded a new kingdom around Bree and Weathertop. Read Sil 173, 398.
- Lvl: 42. Aka: “Noble Stone” A Dúnadan Seer from Andustar in western Númenór, Beregar was the father of Erendis. He traced his ancestry through the First House of the Edain (the House of Bëor), although he was not of the line of Elros. Read UT 177, 181, 183, 185, 190, 193 – 94.
- Lvl: 30. Aka: “Stone Captain.” A Dúnadan Ranger, Beregond was the son of Beren and twentieth Ruling Steward of Gondor (T.A. 2763 – 2811). He was a superb seafarer, and he defeated the three Corsair fleets that ravaged the coasts of Gondor during the Long Winter of T.A. 2758 – 59. Read LotRIII 395, 416. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 9 – 10; Sea-lords of Gondor 11.
- Lvl: 10. Aka: “Stone Captain.” A Dúnadan Warrior from Lossarnach, he was a Man-at-arms in the Third Company of the Guard of the Citadel of Minas Tirith. His bravery in the War of the Ring earned him the appointment as the Captain of Faramir’s personal guard. Beregond was the son of Baranor, the father of Bergil, and a close friend of Peregrine Took. Read LotRIII 36 – 46, 51, 97 – 99, 110, 122 – 23, 154 – 2, 173, 207, 305.
- Lvl: 45. An Adan Warrior of the First House and a descendant of Balan (Bëor), Beren was the father of Emeldir and the grandfather of Beren Erchamion. Read Sil 408.
- Beren (Erchamion)
- See Section 4.2.
- Lvl: 25. Aka: Beren of Gondor. A Dúnadan Bard/Monk, Beren was the nineteenth Ruling Steward of Gondor (T.A. 2743 – 63). The father of Beregond, he presided over the South Kingdom during the Second Corsair Invasion (T.A. 2758 – 59). The three enemy fleets raided Gondor’s southern coasts during the Long Winter. The attack coincided with Wulf’s attack on Rohan, so no aid came from the North. Fortunately, Beren’s vigorous son defeated the invaders and helped the Rohirrim, rescuing his father’s star-crossed reign. Unfortunately, Beren gave the keys to Orthanc to Saruman the White later in T.A. 2759, hoping to protect his ally’s western flank against further Dunlending incursions. Read LotRIII 395,415 – 416. See ICE’s Minas Tirith; Havens of Gondor 9 – 10; Sea-lords of Gondor 11; Riders of Rohan 7.
- Lvl: 49. Bereth was an Adan of the First House and an Animist/Astrologer. The daughter of Bregolas and the sister of Baragund and Belegund, she was Morwen’s aunt and an ancestor of Erendis of Númenór. See UT 215 – 16,
- Lvl: 2. The Dúnadan son of Beregond, Bergil remained in Minas Tirith during the invasion of Gondor. Read LotRIII 47 – 51, 165, 172, 195 – 96.
- Lvl: 25. Aka: “Daughter of the Queen”; Black Queen (S. “Morberth” Q. “Momatari”). A Black Númenórean Mystic/Mage, Berúthiel was the Queen of Gondor during the reign of first Ship-king Tarannon (T.A. 830 – 913). Spiteful and reclusive, she shunned the sea that her husband held so dear, and refused to live in the palace he erected over the river Anduin. Instead, she stayed secluded in undecorated chambers in the otherwise opulent King’s House in Osgiliath. Hideous sculptures adorned her bizarre gardens, leading most of the members of the King’s Court to believe that she was insane. Taronnon’s people despised her, suspecting Berúthiel of heinous nocturnal machinations. Indeed, the Queen spied on her subjects, communicating through her ten intelligent cats (one white and nine black). No one dared bother the creatures, who wandered the streets of the capital as Berúthiel’s “eyes” and “ears.” King Tarannon abandoned his love for her and eventually seized her evil cats and put them to sea in a drifting ship that was last seen off the coast of Umbar. Berúthiel abhorred beauty and decoration, although she was herself quite gorgeous. She dressed only in black or silver. Read LotRIII 405; UT 401 – 2.
- Bill Ferny
- Lvl: 4. Aka: The Chief’s Big Man. Bill Ferny was an Eriadoran Scout/Rogue from Bree-land. A coarse Man of Dunlending ancestry, he frequented taverns and casually fell into bad company. His associations brought him into league with Saruman, who employed him during the War of the Ring. While at The Prancing Pony in T.A. 3018, Bill attempted to slow the Company’s departure from Bree but failed. He later served as the Warden of Buckland Gate. When Frodo returned to the Shire, Bill was expelled. Read LotRI 224 – 25, 242, 244; LotRIII 335, 338, 343. See ICE’s Bree and the Barrow-downs; Rangers of the North 55.
- Lvl: 35. Aka: The Easterling. A swarthy Easterling Warrior-chieftain, Bór led his people into Beleriand after the Dagor Bragollach. His clan became sundered from the Faithless Easterlings of Ulfang during the migration. Bór remained a loyal ally of the Edain and his clan fought valiantly at the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, where his sons Borlad, Borlach, and Borthand all perished. Read Sil 189, 231.
- Lvl: 31. Aka: “Flaming Hand?” The second son of Bór, Borlach was a Swarthy Easterling Warrior who served in the Host of Maedhros. He died in the Battle of Unnumbered Tears (“Nirnaeth Arnoediad”), alongside his brothers Borlad and Borthand. Read Sil 189,235,
- Lvl: 32. Aka: “Plains Hand?” A Swarthy Easterling Warrior, Borlad was the first son of Bór. Like his brothers Borlach and Borthand, he led a Faithful Easterling contingent in Maedhros’ Army of Himring at the Battle of Unnumbered Tears and died fighting bravely for the Elven cause. Read Sil 189, 235.
- Lvl: 60. Aka: “Jeweled Hand.” An Adan Warrior of the First House of the Edain, Boromir was the first Lord of Ladros in Dorthonion. His land was held in fief, making him a vassal of the Elven House of Finarfin. Boromir was a son of Boron, a grandson of Barahir, and the great-grandson of Balan (Bëor). Read Sil 177, 398.
- Boromir (I)
- Lvl: 28. Aka: “Jeweled Hand.” A mighty, but short-lived Dúnadan Warrior, Boromir was the eleventh Ruling Steward of Gondor. His reign (T.A. 2477 – 89) began just after the Uruk-hai came out of Minas Morgul and swept into Ithilien. The Orcs overran Osgiliath and ruined the nearly deserted city, but Boromir led his army to victory and drove the beleaguered Uruk forces from the Moon-land. Read LotRIII 395, 414 – 15.
- Boromir (II)
- See Section 4.2.
- Lvl: 65. Aka: “Great Hand?” An Adan Warrior of the First House of the Edain, Boron was a son of Barahir, a grandson of Balan (Bëor), and the father of Boromir of Ladros. A younger brother of Beren, he resided in Dorthonion. Read Sil 177.
- Lvl: 14. Aka: “Great Gazing Hand”; Udalraph (S. “Stirrupless”). Borondir was a Dúnadan Ranger and a Royal Messenger in the service of the Steward Cirion of Gondor (r. T.A. 2489 – 2567). He delivered Cirion’s request for help against the Balchoth to Eorl, Lord of the Éothéod, in T.A. 2510. See UT 297 – 99, 313.
- Lvl: 30. Aka: “Hand?” The third son of Bór the Easterling, Borthand was a Warrior-lord who led his people in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, the Battle of Unnumbered Tears. He died fighting beside his brothers Borlad and Borlach. Read Sil 189, 235.
- Lvl: 21. Aka: “March” (Rh. “Border”). A strong Northman Warrior, Brand was the second King of Dale in the Second Line. Brand was the eldest son of Bain and a grandson of Bard I. He ruled the upper Celduin Valley from T.A. 3007 – 17. When he died fighting the Easterlings during the three-day Battle of Dale, his son Bard II succeeded him. Read LotRI 301; LotRIII 463, 468.
- Lvl: 55. Aka: “Brandir the Lame.” A gentle, club-footed Adan Animist/Healer of the Second House (the Haladin), Brandir was the son of Handir and the Lord of the People of Haleth in the Forest of Brethil. He hated war and hoped to hide his folk from their enemies. During the Wars of Beleriand, he avoided the conflict and fortified his small, hidden realm, erecting the palisade refuge of Ephel Brandir on Amon Obel. His people stayed out of the fighting during his reign but, with the arrival of the wounded Turin, son of Húrin, they briefly faced the specter of war. Brandir healed Turin but refused to assist him in his quest to slay the Dragon Glaurung. Two of Brandir’s subjects, however, accompanied the great Warrior, and many of the Haladin lost respect for their Lord (see “Turin” below). Believing Turin slain and fearing the Drake, Brandir later attempted to flee with Turin’s pregnant wife Níniel. Níniel rejected his advances and fled, only to commit suicide after discovering that Turin was her brother.
Brandir then went home to confess his transgressions before his forgiving subjects. When Turin returned to Brethil following the slaying of Glaurung, though, he was not so kind. He confronted Brandir in the belief that the Healer was responsible for his wife’s death, and killed the Lord of the Haladin in the ensuing struggle. Read Sil 266, 271 – 77, 382.
- Lvl: 29. A powerful Rohirric Warrior, Brego was the eldest son of Eorl and the second King of Rohan (T.A. 2545 – 70). His successful wars against the Men of the White Mountains and the Orcs and Balchoth in the Wold region secured Rohan’s borders. Brego was born in T.A. 2512, when the Riddermark was only two years old. He built the Meduseld, but died of grief soon after its commemoration when his foolhardy son Baldor disappeared in the Paths of the Dead. His second son Aldor succeeded him to the throne. Read LotRI 301; LotRIII 463, 468.
- Lvl: 70. An Adan Warrior of the First House of the Edain, Bregolas was a son of Bregor, the brother of Barahir, and the father of Baragund, Belegund, and Bereth. He died fighting at the Dagor Bragollach (S. “Battle of Sudden Flame”), beside the Elves Angrod and Aegnor. Read Sil 177, 182, 381.
- Lvl: 82. An Adan Warrior and Lord of the First House of the Edain, Bregor was the father of Bregor and Barahir. Read Sil 177, 381.
- Lvl: 23. Aka: Léofa (R. “Beloved”). A gentle, open-minded Rohirric Ranger, Brytta was born in T.A. 2752 and was the eldest son of Fréaláf. The eleventh King of Rohan (T.A. 2798 – 2852), his people loved him for his liberal policies and generous manner. Unfortunately, while his reign initially fostered growth and prosperity in the Riddermark, his kingdom was assailed by Orcs driven out of the Misty Mountains following their war with the Dwarves. Read LotRIII 435. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 7, 9.
- See Barliman Butterbur.
- Calion (Tar-)
- See Ar-Pharazôn, Section 4.2.
- Lvl: 30. Aka: “Swordsman of Light.” A proud Dúnadan Ranger, Calimehtar was the second son of King Calmacil of Gondor (T.A. 1294 – 1304) and younger brother of Minalcar (Rómendacil II). He resided in Pelargir rather than Osgiliath, for he was Gondor’s High-captain of the Ships. It was hardly surprising when he supported the disenchanted Sea-lords of Lebennin during his brother’s reign. Castamir, Calimehtar’s grandson, would later foment the Kin-strife (T.A. 1432 – 47). Read LotRIII 390, 406. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 6, 10; Sea-lords of Gondor 9.
- Lvl: 30. Aka: “Swordsman of Light.” Calimehtar was a noble Dúnadan Warrior, the son of Narmacil II and thirtieth King of Gondor (T.A. 1856 – 1936). His reign was scarred by the war with the Wainriders and the King spent much of his time campaigning away from Minas Anor. When a Northman revolt finally weakened the Wainrider Kingdom in T.A. 1899, Calimehtar crushed the Easterlings. Read LotRIII 395, 409. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 6, 249.
- Lvl: 24. Aka: “Sword of Light.” A Dúnadan Warrior, Calimmacil was a Gondorian Prince. He was the nephew of King Narmacil II (T.A. 1850 – 56) and the grandfather of King Eärnil II (T.A. 1945 – 2043). Read LotRIII 410.
- Calmacil (Tar-)
- Lvl: 51. Aka: “Bright Sword” (A. “Ar-Belzagar”). A Dúnadan Ranger of considerable renown, Tar-Calmacil was Númenór’s eighteenth monarch. Born the eldest son of Tar-Alcarin in S.A. 2406, he ruled from S. A. 2737 until his death in S.A. 2825. His fleets conquered much of Endor’s coastal territory, forcing Sauron of Mordor to confine his conquests to the inlands. The Dark Lord hated him, but never succeeded in deposing him. Calmacil’s successful reign, however, proved auspicious, for he showed great favor to the King’s Men, and it was in his day that the name of Númenór’s King was first spoken in Adûnaic. Read LotRIII 390; Sil 364; UT 222 – 23, 226 – 27.
- Lvl: 25. Aka: “Bright Sword.” Weak Dúnadan Bard/Seer, the eighteenth King of Gondor (T.A. 1294 – 1304). His son Minalcar ruled the South Kingdom throughout his reign, an era marked by increasing tension between Gondor’s seafarers and the Prince’s faction. Calimehtar, Calmacil’s second son, supported the Sea-lords against his brother’s interests. Read LotRIII 390. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 6, 10; Sea-lords of Gondor 9.
- See Beren, Section 4.2.
- See Section 4.2.
- Lvl: 28. Aka: “Silver Lord.” A Dúnadan Bard/Seer, Celebrindor was the fifth King of Arthedain (T.A. 1191 – 1272). His father was Celepharn; his son was Malvegil. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 299.
- Lvl: 29. Aka: “Silver Stone.” A Dúnadan Bard/Seer, Celepharn was the fourth King of Arthedain (T.A. 1110 – 91). His father was Mallor; his son was Celebrindor. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 299.
- Lvl: 46. Aka: “Earth Lord” or “Lover of the Earth.” A noble Dúnadan Animist, Cemendur was the son of Menedil and fourth King of Gondor (T.A. 158 – 238). His heir was Eärendil. Read LotRIII 394.
- Lvl: 12. Aka: “Husbandman.” A Rohirric Warrior and Húscairls (R. “Household Knight”), Ceorl was one of the Riders of Rohan that fought under Erkenbrand of Westfold at the Battle of the Fords of the Isen. He carried the news of the defeat to Théoden. Read LotRII 167 – 68.
- Lvl: 31. Aka: “Lord of Ships.” A Dúnadan Ranger and seafarer, Cirion was the High-captain of Gondor’s fleet during the reign of his father Boromir. He became the twelfth Ruling Steward in T.A. 2489 and ruled Gondor until his death in T.A. 2567. Cirion presided over a beleaguered Kingdom, one assailed by Corsairs in the South and the Balchoth in the North; and although he was an able and exceedingly brave Captain, his armies were overmatched. He managed to stop the Corsairs, but the Easterling confederation of Balchoth swept across the Anduin and into northern Gondor in T.A. 2510. Cirion rode north to meet the invaders but found his army hard-pressed. Fortunately, Eorl of the Éothéod came to Cirion’s rescue at the Battle of the Field of Celebrant, where the Steward and his Northman allies defeated the Balchoth and ended the invasion of Calenardhon (Gondor’s northern province). Cirion then granted the Northmen of the Éothéod all of Calenardhon, which became Rohan. In return, Eorl swore his famous oath of alliance to the South Kingdom. Read LotRIII 363, 395 – 15; UT 278, 288, 296 – 97, 299, 301 – 310, 313, 315, 317, 371. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 7, 27, 61.
- Lvl: 33. Aka: “Ship-lord”; Hyarmendacil I (Q. “South-victor”). An extremely strong Dúnadan Warrior-king, Ciryaher was Gondor’s fifteenth monarch (T.A. 1015 – 1149). He was the last of four Ship-kings, the eldest son of Ciryandil, and the father of Atanatar II. His reign marked the height of the South Kingdom’s power. He sought to avenge his father’s death and campaigned in the South throughout the early part of his reign. His victory over the Haradrim brought all of Harad under Gondorian control in T.A. 1050; thus, his name “South-victor.” Read LotRIII 394, 403 – 04. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 6, 10; Sea-lords of Gondor 9, 60
- Lvl: 32. Aka: “Ship-lover” A fine Dúnadan Captain and a skilled Sea-ranger, Ciryandil was Gondor’s third Ship-king and fourteenth ruler. His reign lasted from the death of his father Eärnil I in T.A. 936 until the accession of his son Ciryaher in T.A. 1015. He expanded his father’s great fleet but died fighting the Haradrim in Haradwaith. Read LotRIII 394,403 – 04. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 6, 10; Sea-lords of Gondor 9, 60.
- Ciryatan (Tar-)
- Lvl: 57. Aka: “Ship-king” Born in S.A. 1634, Ciryatan was the son of Tar-Minastir. A prideful and ruthless Dúnadan Warrior, he ascended the throne of Númenór in S.A. 1869 and ruled for 160 years, surrendering the scepter in S. A. 2029 to his eldest son Tar-Atanamir (“the Great”). He died in S.A. 2035. Prior to his reign, he sailed along most of Endor’s coasts, becoming acquainted with the Adan interests and colonies and satiating his restless spirit. His voyages hurt his father, who hoped that his son would remain in Westernesse and learn the crafts ascribed to an heir. When Ciryatan finally returned home, he forced his loving father to relinquish the throne prematurely. It is from this moment, that the Shadow is said to have first gripped the Edain of the West. His second son, Mûrazôr, became the Witch-king (see Section 5.2). As Númenór’s twelfth King, Ciryatan built a huge fleet and embarked on a greedy policy of conquest and plunder in Middle-earth. Read LotRIII 390; Sil 327; UT 221, 226 – 27.
- Lvl: 28. Aka: “Great Ship.” The third son of Isildur, Ciryon died while fighting Orcs (alongside his father) at the Battle of Gladden Fields in T.A. 2. Read Sil 366; UT 271, 274, 280.
- Lvl: 45. Aka: “Bane.” Adan Scout/Rogue who served as one of Barahir’s twelve outlaws. He was one of the last to die in Dorthonion. Read Sil 187.
- Lvl: 49. Aka: “Shadow’s Red Flame.” An Adan Scout/Thief, Dairuin was one of Barahir’s outlaws. He was the second of the twelve, serving under Barahir and Radhruin. Read Sil 187.
- Demik Dral*
- See Section 4.2.
- Denethor I
- Lvl: 28. Aka: “Water Torrent.” A Dúnadan Animist/Cleric, Denethor I was the tenth Ruling Steward of Gondor (T.A. 2435 – 2477). The son of Dior and the father of Boromir, he was a modest and gentle man. His reign ended soon after the Uruk-hai overran Ithilien. Read LotRIII 395, 415.
- Denethor II
- See Section 4.2.
- Lvl: 28. Aka: “Brave Deer.” A Rohir Warrior, Déor was the seventh King of Rohan (T.A. 2699 – 2718). He was born in T.A. 2644, the eldest son of Goldwine; his eldest son was Gram. Dunlendings raided Rohan throughout Déor’s sorrowful reign, and they seized the deserted fortress of Angrenost (Isengard in T.A. 2710). Although the Dunmen never entered the great tower of Orthanc (which was magically locked), they remained in the Ring of Isengard despite the Rohirrim’s attempts to drive them out. They were not dislodged until the reign of Fréaláf son of Hild. Read LotRIII 435. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 9.
- Lvl: 16. Aka: “Friend of the Brave-deer” A Rohirric Thane and chief of Théoden’s Household Knights, Déorwine was a superb Warrior. He fell at the Battle of Pelennor Fields. Read LotRIII 146, 152. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 59.
- See Éowyn.
- Lvl: 9. Aka: “Sturdyhair?” A Dúnadan Warrior from Sam Erech in Morthond Fief in Lamedon, Derufin was the younger son of Duinhir. He and his brother Duilin served under their father as commanders of two companies of bowmen in the Steward’s army at the Battle of Pelennor Fields in T.A. 3019. They both perished in the attack against the Mûmakil (Oliphants). Read LotRIII 49, 152.
- Lvl: 13. A Dúnadan Warrior from Ethring in Lamedon, Dervorin was the son of the Lord of Ringlo Vale. He led his father’s company of 300 men at Pelennor Fields in T.A. 3019. Read LotRIII 395, 415.
- Dior (Eluchíl)
- For Dior, son of Beren and Lúthien, see LOMEI, p. 64.
- Lvl: 28. A Dúnadan Bard, Dior was the oldest son of Barahir, the father of Denethor I, and the tenth Ruling Steward of Gondor (T.A. 2412 – 2435). Read LotRIII 395.
- Lvl: 21. A Dúnadan Ranger, Dírhael was a descendant of Aranarth, the first Chieftain of the Rangers of the North (T.A. 1974 – 2106). His wife was Ivorwen, and Gilraen the Fair was his eldest daughter. Although Dírhael opposed his daughter’s betrothed to Arathorn son of Arador, Gilraen married the future Chieftain and later bore him a son — Aragorn II. Read LotRIII 420.
- Lvl: 20. An Adan Bard from Dor-lómin, Dírhavel composed the poem Narni Hîn Húrin. He died when the sons of Fëanor attacked the Havens of Sirion. Read Sil 147; UT 146.
- Lvl: 28. An Adan Ranger from Brethil, Dorlas was of the House of Haladin. He accompanied Hunthor and followed Turin in the quest to slay Glaurung the Dragon. Dorlas fled the encounter with the Drake and later died at the hands of his Lord, Brandir the Lame. Read Sil 266, 271, 276; UT 110 – 12, 124, 126, 128 – 30, 132 – 33, 139, 148.
- Lvl: 10. Aka: “Riversong.” A Dúnadan Warrior from Sam Erech in Morthond Fief in Lamedon, Duilin was the older son of Duinhir. He and his brother Derufin each commanded a company of bowmen in the force of 500 men led by their father at the Battle of Pelennor Fields in T.A. 3019. Like Derufin, Duilin perished in the attack against the Mûmakil (Oliphants). Read LotRIII 49, 152.
- Lvl: 18. Aka: “Riverlord.” A tall, strong, landed Aroquen (S. “Royal Knight”), Duinhir was the Dúnadan Lord of Sam Erech in Morthond Fief (in Lamedon). He led a force of 500 men to the Steward’s assistance during the War of the Ring, and he lost both his sons (Derufin and Duilin) in the fighting at the Battle of Pelennor Fields in T.A. 3019. Read LotRIII 49.
- Lvl: 18. Aka: “Hill Warrior” A Rohirric Warrior and Thane, Dúnhere was the Lord of Harrowdale. He died at the Battle of Pelennor Fields. Read LotRIII 79,83,152. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 59.
- See Section 4.2.
- Lvl: 41. Aka: “Lover of the Sea.” A Dúnadan Ranger. The South Kingdom’s fifth King, Eärendil took the throne of Gondor after his father Cemendur died in T.A. 238. He ruled until his own death in T.A. 324, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Anardil. Read LotRIII 394.
- Lvl: 36. Aka: “Friend of the Sea”; Lord of Forostar. A Dúnadan Warrior, Eärendur was the younger brother of King Tar-Elendil of Númenór. He was born in S.A. 361. His grandson Malantur nearly became King after the reign of Tar-Aldarion, but the scepter instead passed to Tar-Ancalimë (the first Ruling Queen). Read UT 208.
- Lvl: 44. Aka: “Friend of the Sea”; Lord of Andúnië. A Dúnadan Bard/Seer, Eärendur was the fifteenth Lord of Andúnië in Andustar in northwestern Númenór. His sister Lindórië was the grandmother of Tar-Palantír. Read Sil 331; UT 223.
- Lvl: 42. Aka: “Friend of the Sea.” Eärendur, the tenth and last King of Amor, was a great Ranger who presided over the North Kingdom during the final years of its unity (T.A. 777 – 861). His sons divided Amor into three successor states: Amor, Cardolan, and Rhudaur. Amlaith, the eldest, became the first King of Arthedain. Read Sil 454, LotRIII 394.
- Eärnil I
- Lvl: 36, Aka: “Sea-lover.” Eärnil I, the son of Tarciryan and nephew of the childless King Tarannon (T.A. 830 – 913), was the second Ship-king of Gondor. A great Dúnadan Ranger, he ruled as the South Kingdom’s thirteenth monarch (T.A. 913 – 36). The most notable of his many achievements was the rebuilding of Pelargir, although many contend that his victory over the Black Númenóreans of Umbar ranked as a greater feat. Eärnil’s army entered the city of Umbar in T.A. 933, but he had little time to consolidate his conquest. Only three years later, in a storm off the Harad coast, his ship foundered and he perished in the raging sea. Read Sil 454; LotRIII 395, 403; See ICE’s Sea-lords of Gondor 8 – 9, 24 – 25.
- Eärnil II
- Lvl: 34. Aka: “Sea-lover.” Eärnil II, the son of Siriondil and thirty-second King of Gondor (T.A. 1945 – 2043), was one of the South Kingdom’s greatest Warriors. His military exploits rescued the realm in one of its most dire emergencies. In T.A. 1944, during the struggle against the Easterlings in the Wainrider War, King Ondoher of Gondor took the Northern Army into battle near Morannon. There, the Dúnedain suffered one of their worst defeats. During the fray, the Wainriders slew Ondoher and both of his sons, Artamir and Faramir, forcing the scattered remnants of the Gondorian force to flee southward. The Wainriders then stopped to celebrate their victory and savor the prospects for plunder and conquest in the South Kingdom.
Meanwhile, Eärnil II and Gondor’s Southern Army met and crushed a huge army composed of Easterlings, Variags, and Haradrim in South Ithilien, securing Gondor’s southern flank. Turning northward, Eärnil II and his victorious troops force — marched into North Ithilien, gathered many of the scattered groups of Ondoher’s force, and surprised the Wainriders during their celebration. The ensuing rout was called the Battle of the Camp. Eärnil’s army utterly annihilated the Easterlings, driving the few survivors into the Dead Marshes and the arid fields of Dagorlad, ending the Wainrider War.
A year of political turmoil followed (T.A. 1945), for the issue of royal succession was clouded by the demise of both of Ondoher’s heirs. The Steward Pelendur ruled during the interregnum, despite the claim of King Arvedui of Arthedain (Ondoher’s son-in-law) that he should take the throne of the South Kingdom. Pelendur refused to support Arvedui’s assertion, turning instead to Eärnil II, whose ancestry and popularity led to his election.
Eärnil II fostered an economic and military resurgence in Gondor. The army and fleet were rebuilt and merchants prospered. By T.A. 1973, the South Kingdom was better off than at any time since the Great Plague. Still, Eärnil’s realm could muster few men for far-flung wars, so when Arvedui of Arthedain asked for military aid for his war against the Witch-king of Angmar, the Dúnedain of the South took nearly two years to send a fleet northward.
Eärnil II appointed his eldest son Eärnur to command the armada that sailed from Pelargir in T.A. 1974. This great force landed at the Grey Havens the following year, but arrived too late to save Arthedain from the Angmarim. Joining with the Elves of Lindon, Eärnur’s mission became one of revenge. His army proved victorious at the Battle of Fornost (T.A. 1975), decimating the Witch-king’s horde and ending the infamous scourge operating out of Angmar; however, Arthedain was already destroyed. When Eärnur returned to Minas Anor, his father Eärnil II presided over the last remaining Dúnadan Kingdom. Amor was lost until its resurrection under Elessar at the end of the Third Age.
Eärnil II felt the sting of the Witch-king’s ire once again in T.A. 2000. The Nazgûl attacked Minas Ithil and laid siege to the beautiful mountain city for two years before it finally fell. The King never retook the town, which was known thereafter as Minas Morgul It was a bitter symbol that haunted the last years of his reign and scarred an otherwise brilliant career. Read Sil 368; UT 241, 291 – 95; LotRIII 395, 403, 409 – 13, 458. See ICE’s Sea-lords of Gondor 8, 10.
- Lvl: 31. Aka: “Sea-friend.” Like his father Eärnil II, Eärnur was a superb seaman and Warrior. Unlike his predecessor, though, Eärnur proved to be a poor ruler. His love for contests and battle outweighed any feeling for effectively governing his people, and his proud, selfish nature prevented him from marrying and giving Gondor an heir.
Eärnur ruled Gondor as the thirty-third King (T.A. 2043 – 50). He was the last of Anárion’s line and the last monarch of the South Kingdom. The era of the Ruling Stewards followed his short reign. Bien, after the crowning of Aragorn II as King Elessar, the Kingdoms in Exile were reunited and the same High-king ruled both Gondor and Amor.
While heir to the throne, Eärnur commanded the Dúnadan army that embarked from Pelargir in T.A. 1974 in order to assist King Arvedui of Arthedain to withstand the impending attack from Angmar. Although he arrived too late to save the North Kingdom from being overrun by the Witch-king’s minions, he did lead his soldiers to victory over the Angmarim. His Knights broke the flank of the enemy at the Battle of Fornost (T.A. 1975), and Prince Eärnur foolishly chased the fleeing Nazgûl-lord. His horse reared, however, when the Witch-king turned to engage him, and the Prince no longer held any advantage in the impending melee. Only the intervention of the Elf-lord Glorfindel saved him. The Ringwraith rode off, deserting his defeated kingdom and swearing revenge.
The Witch-king’s opportunity came in T.A. 2043, upon the death of King Eärnil II and the ascension of Eärnur as the monarch in Gondor. Hoping to slay his old adversary and continue the pressure against the South Kingdom that began with taking of Minas Ithil in T.A. 2002, the Chieftain of the Ringwraiths issued an open challenge to Eärnur to duel, but the Steward Mardil restrained the fiery nature of the new King. Eärnur reluctantly refused the offer, and the Witch-king proclaimed the Dúnadan monarch a coward. Fortunately, Mardil’s care tempered Eärnur’s pride, for the King’s second realized that it would be easier to reclaim Minas Ithil by force of arms.
The crowning of Eärnur coincided with the renaming of Minas Anor as Minas Tirith. The change embodied the new King’s resolve, for he hoped to drive the Witch-king from Ithilien. Unfortunately, the Ringwraith’s host proved too well entrenched and patience began to wear on Eärnur’s mind. Rashness and pride gradually supplanted his reason. When the Witch-king called him both faint-hearted and feeble in T.A. 2050, thereby renewing the challenge, Mardil failed to dissuade the Gondorian monarch from riding to his doom. Eärnur gathered some Knights and rode to Minas Ithil (Minas Morgul). There, he accepted combat with the Lord of the Nazgûl, losing the duel, his life, and his compatriots. Heirless, he left Gondor without a King. The bereaved Mardil became the first in the line of Ruling Stewards. Read Sil 369; UT 295, 319; LotRII 353; LotRIII 303, 395, 403, 409 – 13. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 33; Havens of Gondor 6, 10; Sea-lords of Gondor 8, 11.
- Ecthelion I
- Lvl: 27. Ecthelion was the son of Belecthor I and the father of Egalmoth. A Dúnadan Warrior, he served as Gondor’s seventeenth Ruling Steward from T.A. 2655 until T.A. 2698. Read LotRIII 395
- Ecthelion II
- Lvl: 27. A Dúnadan Warrior, Ecthelion II was the son of Turgon, the father of Denethor II, and the grandfather of Boromir and Faramir. He seized as Gondor’s twenty-fifth Ruling Steward from T.A. 2953 – 2984, commissioning Thorongil’s (Aragorn II) raid against the Haradrim in T.A. 2980. Thorongil took a small fleet southward and, under cover of darkness, destroyed a great number of ships docked in Umbar. He slew the Captain of the Haradan Haven before withdrawing with modest losses. Returning to Pelargir, Thorongil refused to journey to Minas Tirith in triumph; instead, he left on another urgent mission. The Steward never realized the Ranger’s identity, despite the fact that Thorongil acted as his counsel prior to the raid against Umbar. Read UT 407, 413; LotRIII 395, 417.
- Lvl: 28. A Faithful Númenórean (Dúnadan) Ranger from Eldalondë in Westernesse, Edhelion sailed to Middle-earth in S.A. 3312. He settled in eastern Belfalas, to the southwest of what later became Linhir. Around S.A. 3400, King Elendil of Amor and Gondor granted him the title of Prince of Belfalas and the lands to the north the peninsula. Edhelion’s fief became known as Dor-en-Emil, the “Land of the Prince.” His heirs founded Lond Emil, which later became known as Dol Amroth. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 7, 8, 28.
- Lvl: 24. Aka: Aeärdur (S. “Sea-friend”). A Dúnadan Warrior, Edrahil was the last of the first line (House of Lond Emil) of Princes of Dol Amroth. He was the grandson of Adrahil land came to the Swan-throne in T.A. 2000, after his father died at the hands of Orcs during the Nazgûl assault on Minas Ithil. When the Prince attempted to avenge his father’s death and relieve the siege of Minas Ithil in T.A. 2002, the Witch-king cut him down in single combat. The wounded Edrahil languished in the Healers’ Hall at Osgiliath for two years before dying of the cursed wound. Since he was heirless, King Eärnil appointed Galador, son of Imrazôr, as the new Prince of Dol Amroth (beginning the second line or House of Doi Amroth). See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 10, 28.
- Lvl: 26. The eighteenth Ruling Steward of Gondor, Egalmoth was a Dúnadan Warrior, the son of Ecthelion I and the father of Beren. During his reign (T.A. 2698 – 2743), Déor the King of Rohan requested aid in dislodging the Dunlending force that seized the Ring of Isengard in T.A. 2710, but the conservative Steward refused to risk his already strained resources. Read UT 373; LotRIII 395.
- Lvl: 49. Aka: “Star-king.” A Dúnadan Animist/Astrologer, Elatan wed Silmarien, the daughter of Tar-Elendil of Númenór (r. S. A. 590 – 740). His son was Valandil, the first Lord of Andúnië. Read UT 173.
- Lvl: 47. Aka: “Red Elf.” Amor’s fourth King (T.A. 249 – 339), Eldacar was a Dúnadan Bard. He was the grandson of Isildur, the son of Valandil, and the father of Arantar. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 29.
- See Section 4.2.
- Lvl: 32. Aka: “Elf-son.” Eldarion the Ranger was the second King of the Reunited Kingdom of Amor and Gondor. The mortal, Half-elven son (and only son) of King Elessar (Aragorn II) and Arwen, he came to the throne in the year 120, Fourth Age. Read LotRIII 427.
- Elendil (Tar-)
- Lvl: 62. Aka: “Elf-friend”; Parmaitë (Q. “Book-handed”); “Star-lover.” Tar-Elendil was Númenór’s fourth King. A Seer from Andúnië, he was the scholarly son of Tar-Amandil and the great-grandson of Elros Tar-Minyatur. The author of many tomes, he collected works of ancient lore, in the tradition of his grandfather Vardamír Nolimon. Endor and its peoples interested him, and during his reign (S.A. 590 – 740), Númenórean ships began returning to Middle-earth. He surrendered the scepter to his third son, Meneldur, eleven years before he died. His oldest child and daughter, Silmarien, was the direct ancestor of Elendil the Tall. Read UT 171 – 73, 175, 208, 214 – 25, 219, 225, 317; Sil 331; LotRIII 390 – 91.
- See Section 4.2.
- Lvl: 30. Aka: “Star-lover.” The eldest son and heir of the High-king Isildur, Elendur died alongside his father and his brothers Aratan and Ciryon while fighting Orcs at the Battle of Gladden Fields in T.A. 2. Read Sil 366; UT 271 – 276, 280, 282, 284.
- Lvl: 42. Aka: “Star-lover.” Amor’s ninth King (T.A. 652 – 777), Eldacar was a Dúnadan Bard/Seer. He was the son of Valandur and the father of Eärendur (Amor’s last King). Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 29.
- See Aragorn II, Section 4.2.
- Lvl: 20. A Rohirric Warrior and Thane, Elfhelm was Marshall of the Eastfold at the beginning of the War of the Ring. Elfhelm commanded half the Riders of Rohan that rode with Grimbold against Saruman’s Men and Orcs at the Second Battle of the Fords of Isen. He survived the defeat and retreated with his surviving Knights, warriors from the Muster of Edoras. When they regrouped under Erkenbrand, they went south into the battle at Helms Deep. Later in the War of the Ring, he was the Marshall of the Éored that Merry and Pippin traveled with into the Battle of Pelennor Fields. He became Marshall of the East-mark under King Éomer (T.A. 3019-F.A. 63) after the War. Read UT 356, 358 – 69, 386 – 87; LotRIII 128, 133 – 34, 139, 301. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 9.
- Lvl: 15. A Healer and Lady of Rohan until her death in T.A. 2978, Elfhild died giving birth to her only child, Prince Théodred. Her husband Théoden became King of Rohan two years later, but Théodred never lived to succeed him. Her son perished during the First Battle of the Fords of Isen in T.A. 3019. Read UT 356, 358 – 69, 386 – 87; LotRIII 437.
- Lvl: 16. Aka: “The Fair”; lit. “Elf-friend.” The Crown-prince of Rohan during the reign of his father Éomer, Elf wine became King of the Rohirrim in 63, Fourth Age. He was born in F.A. 19, and was the eldest son of Éomer and Queen Lothíriel, the Dúnadan daughter of Prince Imrahil of Dol Amroth. Read UT 286; LotRIII 438. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 9.
- See Section 4.2.
- Lvl; 33. Aka: “Beloved Watch”; the “Man-hearted.” Emeldir was an Adan Bard from the First House of the Edain. The daughter of Beren I, she married Barahir and bore Beren Erchamion. She resided with Barahir throughout the early years of their marriage, but she was forced to flee their home in Dorthonion after the Battle of the Sudden Flame. Leading the women and children of the First House out of Dorthonion and to safety in the Forest of Brethil, she reluctantly left her husband’s side. Barahir, like all the Men of the House of Bëor (Balan), remained behind to contest Morgoth’s advance, but they all eventually perished in the fighting. Only Beren, the son of Emeldir and Barahir, survived. Read Sil 187, 194, 408.
- Lvl: 17. Aka: “Horse-traveler.” A Rohir Prince and Thane, Eofor was the third son of King Brego of Rohan (r. T.A. 2545 – 70). He was a superb Warrior and a direct ancestor of Éomer Eadig. Read UT 367.
- Lvl: 10 (T.A. 3018); 25 (after T.A. 3019). Aka: Éomer Eadig; “Horse-mare.” A Rohir Warrior and Lord, Éomer was the nephew and adopted son of King Théoden Ednew of Rohan. Upon Théoden’s death in T. A. 3019, he became the eighteenth King of Rohan, and the first of the Third Line. He ruled until F.A. 63, orchestrating Rohan’s growth throughout an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity.
Éomer was born in Edoras in T.A. 2991. His father, Éomund, was Chief Marshall of the Mark until he was ambushed and slain by Orcs in T.A. 3002. Since Éomer’s mother, Théodwin, died of grief in the King’s household soon afterwards, King Théoden adopted the eleven-year-old boy and his older sister Éowyn. Éomer was gloomed for a position of great honor and responsibility and received the finest training available to the Horse-lords of the Riddermark, but Prince Théodred was Théoden’s sole true son and therefore held the status as heir to the throne.
When the War of the Ring began in T.A. 3018, Éomer held the title of Third Marshall of the Mark (behind King Théoden and Prince Théodred). He was charged with overseeing the East-mark and resided in the capital of Edoras. There, he met and befriended Aragorn II and challenged the rise of Gríma Wormtongue. Unfortunately, Éomer’s position in Théoden’s court eroded when the King fell under Gríma’s sway and, at one point, the king ordered his foster-son imprisoned for allowing strangers to roam in the East-mark, Gandalf’s intercession ended Gríma’s grip on Théoden, though, and Éomer reassumed the King’s favor.
During the War of the Ring, Éomer fought at Helms Deep, Pelennor Fields, and Morannon. His valor matched his might, and he distinguished himself throughout the conflict. Coupled with the loyalty he showed throughout his struggle with Gríma, he made Théoden proud, and the King’s love for Éomer grew throughout the bitter conflict. With Prince Théodred’s death at the First Battle of the Fords of Isen, Éomer became the natural heir to the throne (although he did not know he would be Lord of the Riddermark until he assumed the role). Éomer became the new King when Théoden transferred the royal banner at the Battle of Pelennor Fields — only moments before Théoden died from the mortal wound delivered by the Lord of the Nazgûl.
After the War, Éomer renewed the Oath of Eorl with King Elessar (Aragorn II) and campaigned with the Dúnadan King throughout the early Fourth Age. He married Lothíriel of Dol Amroth, the daughter of Prince Imrahil, and his only child and son, Elfwine the Fair, succeeded him upon his death in F.A. 63.
Éomer stood 6’9”, which was tall even by Rohir standards. He owed his height to the blood he inherited from his mother Théodwin. Théodwin was the daughter of King Thengel (Rohan’s sixteenth monarch) and Morwen of Lossarnach, a Dúnadan woman from the line of the Lords of Dor-en-Emil who Thengel met during his long stay at Minas Tirith. Éomer still looked like a Rohir, however: blond-haired and fair, strong yet graceful, and stern in countenance. Read UT 286, 315, 317, 355, 359 – 60, 364, 366 – 69, 400; LotRII 152, 159 – 65; LotRIII 58, 65 – 69, 82 – 84, 90 – 91, 141 – 48, 164 – 65, 168 – 69, 174 – 77, 179, 184, 291 – 300, 306, 315 – 16. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 79, 39, 61.
- Lvl: 23. Aka: “Horse-hand,” The Thegn (Thane) Éomund of Framsburg was the Chief Captain of the Éothéod during the campaigns of Eorl (T.A. 2501 – 2545). He was Eöl’s lieutenant during the Ride of Eorl and the Battle of the Field of Celebrant, and later took part (with Eorl, Cirion, and the Prince of Dol Amroth) in the council that defined the boundaries of Rohan (T.A. 2510). A superb Warrior, he finished his career as the first Chief Marshall of the Mark. Read UT 305. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 29.
- Lvl: 20. Aka: “Horse-hand.” Éomund of Eastfold was a prominent Rohir Thane who served as the Chief Marshall of the Mark under King Théoden Ednew of Rohan (r. T.A. 2948 – 3019). An extremely brave and somewhat rash Warrior, he was renowned for his skill as a horseman, which was no mean feat among the Riders of the Riddermark. He hated the Orcs that threatened the horse herds of Rohan’s East-mark and hunted them relentlessly until his death in T.A. 3002. The Orcs, of course, both feared and hated Éomund, and it was an Uruk trap and ambush that claimed the Marshall’s life.
Éomund’s wife, Théodwin, died of grief soon after his death. King Théoden adopted their two children — Éowyn and Éomer — and raised them as his own. Thus, Éomund’s son eventually became heir to the throne of Rohan and ruled the Mark as the first King of the Third Line. Read UT 364, 367 LotRII 42; LotRIII 141 – 42, 175, 437. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 9, 61.
- Lvl: 30. Aka: Eorl the Young; Lord of the Riders; Lord of the Rohirrim; Althegn of the Éothéod; King of Calenardhon; King of the Mark of the Riders; First-king of Rohan. Eorl the Young was born in the upper Vales of the Anduin, northeast of Framsburg, in T.A. 2485. The Northman son of Léod, he became the Lord (Althegn) of the Éothéod at the youthful age of sixteen; thus, his nickname. He ruled the Horse-folk of the Vales from T.A. 2501 – 2510. Afterwards, Eorl became the King of Rohan, ruling the Riddermark until his death in T.A. 2585. His people constituted the descendants of the Northmen who fled Rhovanion during the Wainrider Wars, and they later comprised the settlers of the realm Eorl founded in Rohan.
In T.A. 2510 Cirion — the Steward of Gondor and a friend of Eöl’s folk — requested the aid of the Éothéod in his war against the Easterlings and Orcs. The Balchoth threatened Gondor’s eastern frontier, while the Orcs raided the South Kingdom’s northernmost province, the sparsely-populated region called Calenardhon. Cirion’s army was small, and the Steward realized that he had little hope of defeating his foes without help from his Northman allies. When the Balchoth moved toward the Anduin and the invasion of Gondor seemed imminent, Cirion sent his plea northward.
Eorl answered the call and led his horse-army down the Anduin Valley and reached Cirion’s force at the Field of Celebrant, just south of Lórien. There, the Northmen found the Gondorians surrounded and pressed against the River Limlight. Cirion’s dire position suggested disaster, but the Riders from the North fell upon the rear of the attacking enemy and swept them from the field. The Balchoth threat ended and Gondor was secure.
In return for his invaluable assistance, Cirion granted Eorl the territory of Calenardhon and ceded it to the Éothéod as a place for them to settle. The Northman Lord accepted the offer and swore the Oath of Eorl, pledging a bond between the King of the new realm and the Steward of Gondor. This began the long-standing alliance between the Riders and the Men of the South kingdom. Following the Oath, Eorl sent for the rest of his people, and the Éothéod established the Riddermark. They became the Rohirrim, the Riders of Rohan. Felaróf, Eöl’s enchanted horse, became the first of the Mark’s Mearas.
Eorl the Young ruled the Riddermark for 35 years and was still vigorous when he died fighting Orcs in the Wold in T.A. 2545. He retained his bright yellow hair and fair skin throughout his life, appearing ageless until his final hour. His son Brego succeeded him as Rohan’s King. Read UT 260, 277 – 78, 288, 290, 296 – 99, 301 – 08, 310 – 11, 313 – 16, 319, 365, 367, 371. LotRII 40, 143, 148; LotRIII 67, 415, 428 – 31, 434. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 6 – 9, 27 – 29, 33, 60.
- Lvl: 8. Aka: “Horse-man.” Éothain was a Thane born in the East Emnet in Rohan. A fine but often surly Rohir Warrior, he was the Captain of Éomer’s own Éored and served as Éomer’s aide during the War of the Ring. LotRII 41 – 51.
- Lvl: 8 (T.A. 3018); 24 (after T.A. 3019). Aka: “Horse-lover” A Rohirric Warrior (and later Healer), Éowyn was the eldest child of Éomund and Théodwin of Rohan. She was born at Edoras in T.A. 2995, the niece of King Théoden Ednew. When her father died fighting Orcs in T.A. 3002 and her mother passed later the same year, Éowyn’s uncle adopted her and her younger brother, Éomer.
Éowyn’s beauty, talent, courage, and passion for discovery rivaled those of any of Eru’s children and, although her life in Théoden’s court was often splendid, she longed for adventure and chafed in the male-oriented atmosphere of the Riddermark. When Gríma Wormtongue insinuated himself in the royal household in Edoras and attempted to take her hand in marriage, she retreated into a depression and took on a haughty, cold demeanor that belied her inner warmth. Gandalf rescued Théoden’s Court for disaster, however, and Éowyn recovered from despair in time to participate in the War of the Ring.
During the War, Éowyn found it difficult to sit idly by like other Rohir women. Her emotions ran too deep and, when she met Aragorn, she fell in love, at least in part because of the circumstances of the conflict and the power that the Ranger held over the fate of her cause. Aragorn’s departure into the Paths of the Dead terrified her, particularly because she could not accompany him on the dangerous subterranean journey. Refused any option to aid the man she loved, or fight on behalf of her people, Éowyn assumed a disguise as the male warrior Demhelm.
As Demhelm, Éowyn rode with King Théoden into the Gondor and to combat at Pelennor Fields. She took part in the fateful charge against the Orcs and Haradrim that culminated in Théoden’s confrontation with the Witch-king, and watched as the Lord of the Nazgûl slew her adopted father. Éowyn revealed her identity and challenged the Chieftain of the Fell Riders to single combat. The awful Wraith-king scoffed at her, but Éowyn fulfilled the prophecy of his doom and avenged her uncle’s death by slaying the Lord of the Ringwraiths and his Fell Beast.
Éowyn fell prey to the Black Breath soon after killing the Nazgûl, but Aragorn healed her. The illness brought a change in her heart, and her love turned from Aragorn to Faramir (who was also recovering from the Ringwraith* s curse). After the War of the Ring ended, she wed Faramir, who called her the White Lady of Rohan because of her golden hair and pale skin. Thus, Éowyn became the Lady of Ithilien. Read UT 364; LotRII 152, 159 – 65; LotRIII 58, 65 – 69, 82 – 84, 90 – 91, 141 – 48, 164 – 65, 168 – 69, 174 – 77, 179, 184, 291 – 300, 306, 315 – 16. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 7, 9, 38 – 39, 61.
- Lvl: 42. Aka: “Star-lover.” Arnor’s ninth King (T.A. 652 – 777), Eldacar was a Dúnadan Seer. He was the son of Valandur and the father of Eärendur (Amor’s last King). Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 29.
- Lvl: 35. Aka: Tar-Elestimë; Uinéniel; the Mariner’s Wife; the Lady of the Westlands; the White Lady of Emerië. Erendis was an Adan Mage/Mystic who wed Tar-Aldarion (Anardil), Númenór’s sixth King. Her deep love for him eventually turned to hatred, for her husband loved the sea even more than he cherished his family. In S.A. 882, Erendis finally left Aldarion. Ancalimë, Erendis’ only child, became Westernesse’s seventh monarch in S.A. 1075. Read UT 177 – 98, 201 – 09, 212 – 16, 219, 224 – 25, 227 – 28, 386.
- Lvl: 20. Aka: “Chief Torch.” A Rohirric Warrior and Thane, Erkenbrand was the Marshall of the Westfold in Rohan at the outbreak of the War of the Ring. When Prince Théodred died at the First Battle of the Fords of Isen, he assumed command over the forces in the West-mark from his fortified residence in the Homburg at Helms Deep. He commanded Grimbold and his Riders to join Elf helm against the Men and Orcs of the White Hand at the Second Battle of the Fords of Isen. Although they were defeated, they mustered their scattered forces and regrouped under Erkenbrand, just in time to attack Saruman’s army at Helm’s Deep. He became Marshall of the West-mark under King Éomer after the War. Read UT 359 – 62, 364 – 66, 368 – 69; LotRII 168, 170, 172, 186, 188, 191. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 62.
- See Section 4.2.
- Lvl: 14. Aka: “Hopeful.” Estelmo was the Squire of Prince Elendur (the eldest son of Isildur) and fought beside his Lord into the Battle of Gladden Fields in T.A. 2. Although he was clubbed by Orcs, he was merely knocked unconscious and he survived the slaughter. Elves found him beneath the dead body Elendur. He was the only living Man found on the battlefield. Read UT 276, 282.
- Falassion (Tar-)
- See Ar-Sakalthôr.
- See Tarannon.
- Lvl: 19. Aka: “Jeweled Hunter.” Faramir, the younger son of King Ondoher of Gondor (r. T.A. 1936 – 44), fought alongside his father during the disastrous attempt to defeat the main army of the Easterling Wainriders at Dagorlad. Ondoher and Artamir, Faramir’s older brother, perished in the fighting. Faramir initially escaped the rout, but he was killed while retreating through the Dead Marshes with the Northmen of Rhovanion. Faramir was a skilled Dúnadan Warrior, despite the fact that he still quite young when he died. Read UT 291, 294 – 95; LotRIII 409.
- See Section 4.2.
- Lvl: 19. Aka: “Firm Counsel.” Fastred was born in T.A. 2858, the twin brother of Folcred and a son of King Folcwine of Rohan. During Gondor’s struggle against the Haradrim in T.A. 2885, Fastred and Folcred rode south to Ithilien at the head of an army of Rohirrim. They joined with the Dúnadan force commanded by Turin II and led the cavalry charge that broke the Haradan invaders at the decisive Battle of the Crossings of Poros. Unfortunately, both Fastred and Folcred died in the attack, stunning their noble father (who had been dissuaded from going on expedition). Their grateful Gondorian allies paid a huge head-price to the Riddermark and gave the two Warriors a heroes’ burial in the tomb-mounds of Haudh-in-Gwanûr that were erected by the ford. Read LotRIII 436. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 9; the color area map in ICE’s Sea-lords of Gondor.
- Lvl: 16. Aka: “Firm Counsel.” Fastred was a Rohir Thane who died in the Battle of Pelennor Fields in T.A. 3019. Like many of the Warriors from Rohan, he was entombed in the burial mounds of Minas Tirith (R. “Mundburg”). Read LotRIII 436.
- Lvl: 22. Aka: “Prince.” The third son and fourth child of King Folcwine, Fengel succeeded his father as the fifteenth King of Rohan because of the demise of his older brothers (the twins Folcred and Fastred) at the Battle of the Crossings of Poros. He was born in T.A. 2870 and came to the throne in T.A. 2903, ruling until his death in T.A. 2953. Fengel’s subjects disliked him, for he was greedy and gluttonous, and fought with his vassals. Even his family quarreled with Fengel, making court life at Edoras frequently unbearable. His third child and only son, Thengel, was his heir, but hated life in Fengel’s household. Upon coming of age, Thengel went to Gondor, where he resided until his father’s death. There, Thengel married Morwen of Lossarnach and distinguished himself in the service of the Steward Turgon Read LotRIII 315, 436.
- Lvl: 7. Aka: “Star Hair.” A Dúnadan Bard from Minas Tirith, Findegil was a Royal Scribe of King Eldarion (the only son of Aragorn and Arwen), the second King of the Reunited Kingdom. As a King’s Writer, he drafted a copy of the Red Book of Westmarch (Periannath) for the Thain of the Shire in F.A. 172 (Shire Reckoning 1592). This work was presented to Peregrin Took’s descendants during a special ceremony and was then kept in the Great Smials. It was a copy of the Thain’s Book from Gondor, which was in turn a copy of the original work by Bilbo, Frodo, and Sam. Read LotRI 38.
- Lvl: 9. Aka: “Mortal Maiden” The only surviving child of King Ondoher, Firiel married Arvedui (S. “Last-king”) of Arthedain. With the death of her father and brothers on the Dagorlad in T.A. 1944, her husband put forth a claim to throne of Gondor based on his descent from Isildur and Fíriel’s birthright. Citing the ancient Dúnadan laws of Númenór, Arvedui noted that Adan tradition called for Ruling Queens. Gondor’s did not, however, so Arvedui’s argument on this point failed. So did his assertion that Isildur’s heirs should stand in the lines of both Amor and Gondor, for the Men of Gondor continued to look upon Anárion’s descendants for their Kings. Arvedui’s attempt to unite Arthedain and Gondor failed and, after a year of interregnum, the Warlord Eärnil II took the throne of the South Kingdom. Firiel remained at Fornost Erain until T.A. 1974, when she was forced to flee before the Witch-king’s victorious army. She perished with her husband a year later when their ship sank in the Ice Bay of Forochel. Thus, a woman of Anárion’s line was the last Queen of Arthedain. Read LotRIII 409.
- Lvl: 23. Aka: “People.” The eldest son and heir of King Walda, Folca succeeded his father as the thirteenth King of Rohan in T. A. 2851. It was an unexpectedly early rise to the throne, for Walda died in an Orc ambush near Dunharrow after ruling only nine years. Folca was born in T.A. 2804, ruling until his death in T.A. 2864. A Rohir Ranger, Folca was an exceptional hunter who rooted out the last of the Orcs in the Riddermark, thereby avenging his father’s slaying. Soon after, he went on a hunt in the Firien Wood and slew the great boar of Everholt, but the beast mortally wounded him with its sharp tusks. Read LotRIII 315, 435. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 9.
- Lvl: 19. Aka: “People’s Counsellor.” Folcred, the twin brother of Fastred, was born in T.A. 2858. As Rohir sons of King Folcwine of Rohan, both youths became able Warriors and superb horsemen. During Gondor’s struggle against the Haradrim in T.A. 2885, Folcred and Fastred rode south to Ithilien at the head of an army of Rohirrim. They joined with the Dúnadan force commanded by Turin II and led the cavalry charge that broke the Haradan invaders at the decisive Battle of the Crossings of Poros. Unfortunately, both Rohir brothers perished in the assault, stunning their noble father (who had been dissuaded from going on the expedition). Their grateful Gondorian allies paid a huge head-price to the Riddermark and gave the two Warriors a heroes’ burial in the tomb-mounds of Haudh-in-Gwanûr that were erected by the ford. Read LotRIII 436. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 9; the color area map in ICE’s Sea-lords of Gondor.
- Lvl: 23. Aka: “People’s Friend.” After his father Folca died of wounds from the boar of Everholt in 2864, Folcwine became the King of Rohan. Born in T.A. 2830, he ruled until T.A. 2903. The Riddermark prospered during his reign, recovering the Westmarch from the Dunlendings. Unfortunately, Folcwine’s personal life proved less successful. His two eldest sons, the twins Folcred and Fastred, died on an expedition to Ithilien while fighting in the victory at the Battle of the Crossings of Poros. His third son and eventual successor, Fengel, was a spoiled, greedy glutton. Read LotRIII 315, 433, 435 – 36. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 7, 9.
- Lvl: 18. Aka: Suralic. Forthwini was an Eothraim Thyn, a great Northman Warrior, and the son of the Althyn (High-chieftain) Marhwini. He served as his father’s lieutenant and acted as the Eothraim ambassador to Gondor during the reign of King Ondoher. He died fighting the Wainriders at Dagorlad in T.A. 1856. His parents called him by the archaic label Suralic, just as they called his three sisters Susufa, Susera, and Suneg. Read UT 291. Read ICE’s Riders of Rohan 19.
- Lvl: 49. Aka: “People’s Friend.” Forweg was the brutal Captain of the band of fifty or so outlaws that Turin joined when he fled Donath and entered the woods south of Teiglin. An Adan Scout/Thief, he possessed a strong build, fair hair, and large, bright, shifty eyes. Turin accidently slew him while coming to the aid of a woman Forweg had attacked. Read UT 85 – 89, 147 – 48.
- Lvl; 20. Aka: “Valiant”; Dragon-slayer. Fram son of Frumgar became Lord, or Althegn of the Éothéod in T.A. 2001. He took over as High Chieftain in a troubled time, for Dragons stirred in the Withered Heath and the Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain (S. “Erebor”) challenged the Northmen in the northeastern Anduin Valley for the right to use the southern vales of the Grey Mountains (S. “Ered Mithin”). Fram reordered the pastoral realm founded by his father and erected a fortified capital and trade center, Buhr Fram (Rh. “Framsburg”), above the northern bank of the River Langwell. Later, when Scatha the Cold-drake ravaged the Northman hamlets near the headwaters of the River Greylin, he organized his Knights into hunting groups and relentlessly stalked the Dragon. Scatha slew dozens of the bold Northmen, but eventually Fram caught the awful beast in its lair and killed it with his Great Sword. The Warrior Lord recovered the Drake’s huge hoard, much of which came from the Dwarves.
Fram’s feat stirred the pride of his people and the anger of the Naugrim. The Dwarf-king Thráin I (r. T.A. 1981 – 2190) demanded that the Éothéod turn over the treasure, but Fram responded by sending them a message of refusal accompanied by a necklace made from Scatha’s teeth. Incensed, the Dwarves swore revenge and, although it was never proved, the Northmen accused Thráin’s fighters of being responsible for Fram’s death in T. A. 2012. Léod, Fram’s son and successor, examined the axe wounds himself and concluded that the Naugrim had murdered his father. His charge fueled the bitterness between the Northmen and Dwarves, a rivalry that continued into the Fourth Age. Read LotRIII 430. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 6, 9, 60.
- Lvl: 23. Aka: “Lord”; the “Old-king.” Fréa was a Rohir Warrior who lived from T.A. 2570 – 2659. After he succeeded his father Aldor as Rohan’s fourth King in T.A. 2645, he ruled the Riddermark for fourteen years. He was Aldor’s fourth child and only son, and his father ruled for such a long time that two of his elder sisters had died when he took the throne. Fréa was quite old at the time, so it was fortunate that Rohan was at peace throughout his reign. His eldest son, Fréawine, became King of the Mark when he died. Read LotRIII 315, 434. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 9, 61.
- Lvl: 23. Aka: “Lord Survivor”; Fréaláf Hildeson. Fréaláf, the son of Hild and nephew of King Helm, was born in T.A. 2726. A Rohir Warrior, he spent much of his youth hunting in the White Mountains. He suddenly became the tenth King of Rohan in T.A. 2759, near the end of the Long Winter (T.A. 2758 – 59) and in the midst of the Dunlending invasion led by Wulf. The death of Helm and his son Haleth at the Homburg, and Helm’s other son Háma at Edoras, meant that Hild’s eldest son was Helm’s rightful heir. Fréaláf acted quickly, gathering the Knights he commanded at Dunharrow, marching to Edoras, and surprising and slaying Wulf. The invaders broke after their leader fell, and Fréaláf drove them them out of Rohan. Afterwards, the new King reordered the Riddermark and invited Saruman to stay at Isengard. The White Wizard helped Fréaláf’s subjects through the difficult years that followed.
Fréaláf was the first King of the Second Line. When he was buried in T.A. 2798, the Rohirrim began a second line of tomb mounds outside the walls of Edoras. Read LotRIII 315, 433, 435; UT 373. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 9, 37, 61.
- Lvl: 22. Aka: “Beloved Lord.” Fréawine, the son of Fréa and the father of Goldwine, was born in T.A. 2594. He ruled Rohan as its fifth King from T.A. 2659 through 2680, presiding over the Riddermark during a peaceful, prosperous era. Read LotRIII 315, 435. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 9, 61.
- Lvl: 22. Aka: “Lord’s Joy.” Fréawyn was the daughter of King Helm of Rohan and the sister of Haleth and Háma. Her exceptional beauty enchanted Wulf, son of Freca, and Freca sought her hand on behalf of his son. When Helm killed Freca, the act sparked Wulf’s deadly plot for revenge. Read LotRIII 431 See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 37.
- Lvl: 23. Aka: “Audacious Man.” Freca was born in the Westfold of Rohan in T.A. 2696, the son of an old Dunlending father and a foolish, doting Rohir mother. She took him to live with his Rohirric uncle after his father died, so he spent his formative years in the beautiful but isolated region south of the River Adorn. Spoiled as a youth, Freca developed a volatile temper and a harsh, unforgiving spirit. His peers, however, chafed at his abrasive manner and young Freca was forced to develop an oily guile, lest he submit to frequent beatings. His duplicity proved unfounded.
Freca inherited his uncle’s lands and built himself a small domain near the source of the Adorn. He fortified his manor and began to publicly claim descent through King Fréawine, hoping to erase any prejudices against his Dunnish roots. The ruse succeeded and he eventually became a powerful force in the Westfold A stout Warrior, Freca suffered from an overblown sense of self-importance and his undisguised ambition inevitably led to his downfall. He rode to the King’s Council at his leisure, and surrounded himself with a large, aimed entourage. This disturbed King Helm, who was grimly suspicious of Freca and openly spoke of his Dunlending ancestry. When Freca demanded the hand of Princess Fréawyn (Helm’s daughter) on behalf of his son Wulf in T.A. 2754, Helm rebuked him. They quarreled at the assembly and, following the meeting, the King challenged his fat vassal to single, unmaimed combat. Freca’s retainers stayed at bay as Hehn slew the impudent Warrior with a single blow of his fist. This act sowed the seeds for Wulf’s Rebellion four years later. Read LotRIII 431 – 32; UT 364 – 65. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 37 – 38, 61.
- Lvl: 25. Aka: “First Spear.” A Northman Warrior, Frumgar was the Althayn (High Chieftain) of the Éothéod who led his people out of the region near the Gladden Fields and north to the upper Anduin Vales in T.A. 1977. Fram, his son and heir, was born ten years before the migration (T.A. 1967). Frumgar lived from T.A. 1940 – 2001. Read LotRIII 430, 458; UT 313. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 6, 9, 24, 60; Northern Mirkwood 48.
- Lvl: 27. Aka: “Gloom Lover” Fuinur of An Ruilin was a Black Númenórean Ranger who became, together with Herumor, a dominant force in Harad. Fuinur served the Dark Lord and the Nazgûl Adûnaphel during the War of the Last Alliance that concluded the Second Age. His Haradrim fought in Ithilien throughout the early stages of the conflict and most, including Fuinur, died in the Battle of Dagorlad in S.A. 3434. Read Sil 363.
- Lvl: 25. Aka: “Radiant Lord.” Galador, the son of Imrazôr (the Númenórean), ruled Dor-en-Emil from T.A. 2004 through 2129. A Dúnadan Warrior, his blood flowed with the strength of his mother Mithellas, an Elf-maiden who served as Nimrodel’s companion. He was the first of the House of Dol Amroth, the Second House of Princes. His predecessor, Prince Edhrahil (Aeardur), left no heirs. When Edhrahil died from wounds delivered by the Witch-king, King Eärnil II appointed Galador as the new Prince. Lond Emil was officially renamed as Dol Amroth at the outset of his exceptionally long reign. Galador’s son, Galadrahil, succeeded him. Read UT 248,316. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 8 – 10, 28.
- Lvl: 24. Aka: “Radiant Son.” Galadrahil, the son of Galador, was the second Prince of Dol Amroth in the Second House. Born in T.A. 2050, he ruled Dor-en-Emil from TA 2129 until his death in T.A. 2187.
- Lvl: 97. Aka: “Shining Lord”; the Tall. An Adan Ranger, Galdor was the Lord of the Third House of the Edain and Their realm in Dor-lómin. He was the son of Hador and the brother of Gundor and Glóredhel. Galdor wed Hareth around F.A. 440, and she bore two great sons: Húrin and Hador. When the forces of Morgoth attacked Hithlum a second time, Galdor died of an arrow wound while stubbornly defending Eithel Sirion (just as his father had seven years before). Read Sil 177, 183, 187, 190 – 93, 242, 257, 284, 311; UT 21, 57, 60, 66, 75, 79, 105.
- Lvl: 10. Aka: “Wanton Mood”; the Sour. Gálmód the Sour was the witty but caustic advisor of King Théoden Ednew of Rohan. A Rohir Bard/Seer, he served as the King’s Counselor from T.A. 2953 until T.A. 3009 and, upon his death, he was succeeded by his son Gríma (Wormtongue). Read LotRII 151. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 7, 38.
- Lvl: 17. Aka: “Old One.” Gamling the Old lived in Rohan’s Westfold, where he herded horses. A retired Warrior of exceptional renown, Erkenbrand the Marshall asked him to move to the safe citadel of the Homburg in the early days of the War of the Ring (T.A. 3019). There Gamling served as Erkenbrand’s Counsel. While he was considered too old to fight and did not march with Erkenbrand’s soldiers to challenge the army of the White Hand at the Fords of Isen, he ended up commanding the forces on Helm’s Dike and later directed the defense of Helm’s Deep during the short siege by Saruman’s minions. Read LotRII 172, 178 – 80, 182, 188.
- Lvl: 10. Aka: “Spear Wolf.” A Rohir Warrior and Heah-cairl, Gárulf was a Rider of Rohan who served in Éomer’s Éored. He commanded a Twalfred of twelve Knights. When he died in the War of the Ring, Éomer gave Aragorn Gárulf’s horse Hasufel. Read LotRII 51.
- Lvl: 30. Aka: “Spear Wolf.” An Adan Scout/Rogue, Gethron served as one of Húrin’s retainers. Morwen (Húrin’s wife) sent Gethron and Grithnir along with her son Turin when he fled to Doriath. Gethron later returned to Dor-lómin with some messengers bearing word from Thingol. Read UT 71, 73 – 74.
- See Section 4.2.
- Lvl: 7. Aka: “Grey Star.” Gilmith was the daughter of Imrazôr (the Númenórean) and the Elf-maiden Mithellas (companion of Nimrodel). A Dúnadan Animist/Astrologer, she was the sister of Galador, who ruled Dor-en-Emil from T.A. 2004 through 2129. Read UT 248.
- Lvl: 44. Aka: “Star-lord.” An Adan Scout/Rogue of the First House of the Edain, Gildor was one of Barahir’s twelve outlaws. He died as a result of treachery. Read Sil 187, 195 – 96.
- Lvl: 9. Aka: “Wandering Star”; the Fair. Gilraen the Fair was the Dúnadan wife of Arathorn II and the mother of Aragorn II. Her father Dírhael opposed her marriage to the fifteenth Ranger Chieftain for two reasons: first, that she was too young to properly marry; and second, that her husband would die young. Gilraen wed Arathorn II anyway in T.A. 2929. Two years later, she gave birth to Aragorn II When Gilraen’s husband died in T.A. 2931, she moved to Rivendell to raise her child. She lived there until T.A. 2954 and then moved home (which was near Nenuial). Read LotRIII 420, 422, 426, 461, 463.
- Lvl: 42. Aka: Telemrion. A mighty Dúnadan Warrior, Gimilkhâd was the younger son of Ar-Gimilzôr and Inzilbêth and the younger brother of King Tar-Palantír of Númenór. His father preferred him as a successor, but law forbade the succession of a second child without the blessing of the first child. Cruel but exceedingly skilled, he commanded the King’s Men during his brother’s reign. His faction continued to advance the policies of persecution of the Elf-friends and separation from the Eldar and their ways, despite Tar-Palantír’s efforts to reverse the trend and protect the Faithful. Gimilkhâd’s early death preceded that of the King’s, though, so the Faithful enjoyed a brief era of safety and prosperity. This respite ended when Tar-Palantír died and Gimilkhâd’s oldest son, Ar-Pharazôn, seized the throne of Númenór (as well as Tar-Palantír’s wife). Read Sil 332; Read UT 223 – 24, 227.
- Gimilzor (Tar-)
- Lvl: 44. Aka: Tar-Telemnar. A Dúnadan Bard born in S.A. 2960, Ar-Gimilzôr was the twenty-second King of Númenór (S.A. 3102 – 3177) and father of both Tar-Palantír (Inziladûn) and Gimilkhâd. Selfish, irreverent, and jealous of the Eldar, he banned the use of Elvish tongues and persecuted the Faithful. His edict prohibiting the Eldar from visiting Westernesse caused great furor in western Númenór and spawned a sundering of popular sentiments all over the island realm. He forced his wife Inzilbêth into an unhappy marriage which resulted in a rivalry between their two sons. Inzilbêth favored the elder boy who, by law, was Ar-Gimilzôr heir. The King desired that his second son, Gimilkhâd, succeed him, but his wish ran contrary to Númenórean tradition. Read Sil 331 – 32; Read UT 223, 227.
- Lvl: 20. Aka; “Ship-lord.” A Northman Warrior and the ancestor of Bard, Girion was the last King of Dale in the First Line. Smaug the Dragon slew him as he attempted to defend Dale in T.A. 2770. Read Hob 215, 220, 237, 239.
- Lvl: 14. Aka: “Minstrel Friend.” A Rohir Bard, Gléowine served as King Théoden’s minstrel during the War of the Ring. After the War, he composed a song commemorating the valiant charge and death of Théoden Ednew of Rohan. The song was Gléowine’s last, and it was sung by the Rohirrim as they gathered at Théoden’s funeral. Read LotRIII 314.
- Lvl: 35. Aka: “Song of Darkness.” Glirhuin was an Adan Bard/Seer of the Second House from Brethil. He predicted that the grey Stone of the Hapless would not be defiled by Morgoth, and that it would survive the cataclysmic fall of the Black Enemy and the flooding of northwestern Middle-earth. His prophecy proved true, for the Stone became the center of the island of Tol Morwen. Read Sil 283 – 84.
- Lvl: 28. Aka: “Golden Elf.” The Adan daughter of Hador Goldenhead of Dor-lómin and a woman of the Third House, Gloredhel was the sister of Galdor and the mother of Handir. She married Haldir of Brethil, the Lord of the Second House of the Edain. Read Sil 190, 382, 452; UT 57, 68.
- Lvl: 14. Aka: “Leaf Star.” A Dúnadan Scout/Rogue, Golasgil was the Lord of Anfalas in Gondor at the time of the War of the Ring (T.A. 3018 – 19). His relatively poor, rugged domain produced a motley collection of fighters who fought well, however, distinguishing themselves at the Battle of Pelennor Fields. Read LotRIII 50.
- Lvl: 22. Aka: “Gold Friend.” Goldwine, the Rohir son of Fréawine and the father of Déor, was born in T.A. 2619. He ruled Rohan as its sixth King between T.A. 2680 and 2699. As in the era of his father’s reign, the Rohirrim enjoyed peace and prosperity while Goldwine governed the Mark. Read LotRIII 315, 435. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 9.
- Lvl: 45. Aka: “the Unhappy.” The son of Angrim and a follower of Barahir, Gorlim was an Adan Scout/Rogue of the First House. He never knew of the death of his beloved wife Eilinel, thinking her captured, and he went about his days in Dorthonion in perpetual sorrow. When Sauron captured Gorlim, he fooled him into believing that Eilinel was still alive by magically taking on her guise. This ruse spurred Gorlim into tragically betraying Barahir and his fellow outlaws. Sauron subsequently executed the poor Rogue. Read Sil 187, 195 – 96.
- Lvl: 23. Aka: “Fierce.” A Rohir Warrior. Gram was the eighth King of Rohan and ruled the Mark from T.A. 2718 until T.A. 2741. He was born the son of Déor in T.A. 2668 and was succeeded by his son and eldest child Helm (Hammerhand). Although Rohan was essentially at peace during his reign, Dunlendings occupied Isengard throughout his years as King. Read LotRIII 315, 435. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 9.
- Gríma Wormtongue
- See Section 4.2.
- Lvl: 23. Aka: “Savage Warrior”; the Old. The Northman son of Beorn, Grimbeorn was a Beijabar (Beorning) Shape-changer and Frathagaman (Chieftain). He succeeded Beorn as the Waildanbair of the Cult of the Bear (Rh. “Bairakyn”) and, like his father, kept watch over the northern passes of the Misty Mountains. His Warriors kept the Orcs and Wolves of the Mount Gundabad area out of the north central Anduin Valley during the era before and during the War of the Ring. Thus, the road from Dale to Rivendell stayed open throughout T.A. 3018, enabling the Dwarves Glóin and Gimli to attend the Council of Elrond. They later skirmished with the minions of Sauron based in Dol Guldur (who marched under orders from Khamûl the Easterling). Read LotRI 301.
- Lvl: 18. Aka: “Very Savage.” A Rohir Warrior. Grimbold was a Thane from Grimslade in the West-mark of Rohan; he led an Éored of Riders in both Battles of the Fords of Isen and commanded the left wing of the Rohirrim during the Rohir charge at the Battle of Pelennor Fields (T.A. 3019). He died in the fray outside Minas Tirith and was buried in the Mounds of Mundburg (R. “Minas Tirith”). Read LotRIII 132, 152
- Lvl: 34. Aka: “Spear Wolf.” Grithnir was an Adan Ranger who, like Gethron, served as one of Húrin’s retainers. Húrin’s wife Morwen sent Gethron and Grithnir along with her son Turin when he fled to Doriath. Grithnir died of an illness brought on by old age, while Gethron returned home. Read UT 71, 73 – 74.
- Lvl: 55. The younger brother of Galdor the Tall, Gundor was an Adan Warrior of the Third House. Gundor never married, dying while still rather young in the defense of Eithel Sírion. His father, Hador Lorindol, perished beside him in the same battle (the Battle of Sudden Flame). Read Sil 177, 183, 311.
- Lvl: 14. Aka: “Battle Survivor.” Guthláf was a Rohir Warrior. Théoden’s Standard-bearer, he died in the Battle of Pelennor Fields in T.A. 3019. Read LotRIII 137, 145, 152.
- Lvl: 84. Aka: Lorindol (S. “Goldenhead”). Hador was the blond-haired Adan Lord of Dor-lómin and a vassal of the Noldo High-king Fingolfin. The son of Hathol and great-grandson of Marach, he was the father of Galdor, Gundor, and Gloredhel and the grandfather of Húrin and Huor. He was a mighty Warrior who befriended and served Fingolfin of Hithlum and gathered most of the Third Adan House in the land he received in compensation for his services to the Elves. Hador died in the Dagor Bragollach (S. “Battle of Sudden Flame”) when he and his son Gundor stayed at Eithel Sirion and defended the tower until their people and their Elven allies could retire safely from the onslaught of Morgoth’s army. Galdor succeeded Hador as lord of Dor-lómin and Galdor’s sons, Húrin and Huor, died in virtually identical circumstances to those that claimed their grandfather. Read Sil 177 – 78, 183,382; LotRI 355; LotRII 364.
- Lvl: 25. Aka: Hador of Gondor. A Dúnadan Astrologer/Mage, Hador of Gondor is best known for his millennial adjustment to the Steward’s Reckoning (T.A. 2360). He succeeded his father Turin I in T.A. 2278, becoming Gondor’s seventh Ruling Steward. After his death in T.A. 2395, his eldest son Barahir became Steward. Read LotRIII 395, 481.
- Lvl: 21. Aka: “Tall Tower.” A Dúnadan from northern Eriador. Halbarad led the unit of Rangers of the North called the Grey Company. He aided Aragorn II in Rohan before and during the War of the Ring. In T.A. 3019, he followed Aragorn through the Paths of the Dead, Lamedon, and Lebennin to Pelargir, where he helped seize the Haradan fleet. He later fought and died in the Battle of Pelennor Fields. There, he served until the end as Aragorn’s standard-bearer. Read LotRIII 55, 152.
- Lvl: 93. Haldad was elected as Warlord of the Second House of the Edain who, after his death and the accession of his daughter Haleth, became known as the Haladin. An Adan Warrior, he led his people’s army during the defense of their lands in southern Thargelion against a great Orc-horde. Haldad and his eldest son Haidar perished in the fighting, but Haldad’s daughter survived and became the first Lord of the Second House. Read Sil 174 – 76.
- Lvl: 80. Aka: “Tall Wright.” An Adan Ranger, Haldan was the second Lord of the Second House (the Haladin) and the ruler of the forest-realm of Brethil. He succeeded his aunt, the Lady Haleth, who had united the Haladin after the death of Haldan’s father Haidar. Upon Haldan’s death, his eldest son, Halmir, became the third Lord. Read Sil 175.
- Lvl: 49. Aka: “Tall Watch.” Haidar was an Adan Warrior of the Second House (the Haladin). The son of Haldad — the Warlord of the Haladin during the great Orc-raid that ultimately forced the Second House out of Thargelion — Haidar fought alongside Haldad during the raid and died fighting Orcs for the possession of his dead father’s body. Haidar’s younger sister Haleth became the first Lord of the Haladin, and his son Haldan became the second Lord. Read Sil 175.
- Lvl: 67. Aka: “Tall Watch.” An Adan Ranger, Haldir was the son of Halmir and the fifth Lord of the Second House in Brethil. He married Glóredhel of Dor-lómin, a woman of the Third House, at the same ceremony in which Haldir’s sister Hareth wed Galdor. Haldir led the Men of Brethil into the Fifth Battle against Morgoth, where he died fighting on behalf of the Union of Maedhros as part of Fingon’s rearguard. His eldest son, Handir, succeeded him, while his adopted sons — Húrin and Huor — became two of the greatest figures in the history of the Edain. Read Sil 190, 231 – 32, 234, 382; UT 57 – 58.
- Lvl: 88. Aka: “More Hale”; Lady Haleth. First Lord of the Second House of the Edain (the Haladin), Haleth was an Adan Ranger and the daughter of Haldad. Haldad died in the great Orc-raid that served to unite his beleaguered and disunited kinsmen. Haidar, Haleth’s older brother and Haldad’s heir, was also slain by Orcs, falling while attempting to defend Haldad’s body. Thus, Haleth succeeded her father. Proud and strong, she refused the protection of Caranthir’s Elves, instead opting to unite the survivors of the Second House and move her people to safer lands. The tribe concurred and gathered under her banner, making Haleth their first Lord. Then, the people of the Second House migrated out of southern Thargelion and into Estolad. After a brief stay they moved again, heading north then west, through Nan Dungortheb to Talath Dirnen, and finally into the Forest of Brethil. The Haladin received leave to settle the wooded realm in return for an obligation to protect the Crossings of Teiglin. Although Haleth died relatively soon thereafter, her folk remained united long after her passing, and they remained the Haladin, or People of Haleth. Because she never wed and remained childless, however, her nephew Haldan succeed her as Lord. Read Sil 175 – 78, 190, 231, 266, 272 – 73, 382; UT 63, 85, 87, 110 – 11, 129 – 30, 134, 140, 387 – 80, 382 – 87.
- Lvl: 20. Aka: “More Hale.” Haleth was a Rohir Warrior, a royal Prince of Rohan. As the eldest of Helm’s two sons, he was the chief Marshall of the Riddermark and the heir to the throne. He resided in the capital of Edoras, alongside his father, and oversaw the Mark whenever Helm was campaigning. When the Dunlendings and Easterlings assailed Rohan during the Long Winter of T. A. 2758 – 59, Haleth was entrusted with defending the eastern borders of the realm, but he recalled most of his forces to the Eastfold in order to concentrate his limited manpower and protect the capital. The Easterlings overran most of the East-mark; however, they ignored the western portion of the Eastfold, leaving the task of taking Edoras to their Dunlending allies. Wulf subsequently led the main Dunman army to the Mering Vale and invested the capital. Haleth and his Household Guard died on the front porch of the Meduseld, defending the doorway of Rohan’s sacred Golden Hall. Read LotRIII 432. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 7, 9, 37.
- Lvl: 45. Aka: “Tall Red”; Mánandil. Hallacar, son of Hallatan, was a Dúnadan Bard from Emerië in western Mittalmar (on the island of Númenór). He married Ancalimë, the daughter of his father’s best friend Tar-Aldarion and the heir to the throne of Númenór. His son, Anarion, became Westernesse’s eighth monarch. Unfortunately, however, Hallacar’s wife had no love for him or their child, forcing him to endure a stormy marriage that resulted in his bittersweet retreat to the family manor of Hyarastorni. Read UT 211 – 12, 220.
- Lvl: 45. Aka: “Tall King”; the Sheep-lord. Hallatan was a Dúnadan Mystic/Mage, the Lord of Hyarastorni in the Emerië (Sheeplands) of southwest-central Númenór. The cousin of Tar-Aldarion, he was a wealthy herder whose manor was frequented by minstrels, shepherds, and other festive folk. His eldest son, Hallacar, married Tar-Ancalimë. Read UT 195, 197 – 99, 204, 206, 209, 211, 217, 220.
- Lvl: 26. Aka: “Tall Leaf.” A Dúnadan Warrior, Hallas was the thirteenth Ruling Steward of Gondor. He succeeded his father Cirion in T.A. 2567 and ruled until his death in T. A. 2605. Húrin II, his eldest son, followed him as overseer of the South Kingdom. Read LotRIII 395. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 6.
- Lvl: 73. Aka: “Tall Jewel”; Halmir was the son of Haldan and the fourth Adan to serve as Lord of the Second House in Brethil. He joined with Beleg of Doriath and destroyed the Orc-horde that invaded Beleriand through the Pass of Sirion (after the fall of Tol Sirion) during the days following the Battle of Sudden Flame. Halmir later joined the Union of Maedhros, but it was his son Haldir that led the people of Haleth during the Fifth Battle with Morgoth (the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, or “Battle of Unnumbered Tears”). Haldir was the older brother of Halmir’s only daughter, Hareth, who married Galdor of the Third House. Read Sil 190, 231; UT 57.
- Lvl: 16. Aka: “Mail Coat.” The younger of Helm Hammerhand’s two sons, Háma was a Rohir Warrior. His position as a Prince of Rohan enabled him to attain the rank of Marshall of the West-mark at a very early age. He made his home at the Homburg, where he and his father were trapped and besieged by the invading Dunlending army of Wulf during the Long Winter of T.A. 2758 – 59. Háma died while raiding behind the Dunnish siege lines, when his small force became lost in the blinding snow. His body was never recovered. Read LotRIII 432. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 7, 9, 37.
- Lvl: 20. Aka: “Mail Coat.” Háma the Doorward was the Captain of King Théoden Ednew’s 120 man Household Guard (R. “Huscairls”). A Rohir Warrior, he was typically stationed at the Meduseld in Edoras, but he went wherever the King might need him. Háma died during the War of the Ring while fighting at the gates of the Homburg in the Battle of Helm’s Deep in T.A. 3019. Read LotRII 146 – 69, 191; UT 367.
- Lvl: 60. Aka: “Lofty Watch.” An Adan Warrior of the Second House, Handir was the son Haldir and Gloredhel of Dor-lómin and the father of Brandir the Lame. He was the Lord of Brethil and was slain by Orcs while defending his realm. Read Sil 238, 260, 382; UT 110, 129, 138, 141.
- Lvl: 12. Aka: “Brave Man.” Harding was a Rohir Warrior who served as a Household Knight (R. “Huscairl”) in the guard of King Théoden Ednew of Rohan. He died fighting in the Battle of Pelennor Fields in T. A. 3019. Read LotRIII 152.
- Lvl: 25. Aka: “Lady.” The fair Adan Lady Hareth was the daughter of Halmir son of Haldan, Lord of the Second House of the Edain (Haladin). She married Galdor, the son of Hador, who later became the Lord of the Third House in Dor-lómin. An Animist/Healer, Hareth bore two sons, Húrin and Húor. Read Sil 190; UT 57, 63.
- Lvl: 35. Aka: “Tall Tree-watch”; the Young. Hathaldir the Young, was the last and the youngest of the twelve Edain to enlist in Barahir’s outlaw band. He perished while fighting Morgoth’s minions in Dorthonion. Read Sil 187, 196.
- Lvl: 87. Aka: “Tall Helm.” The fair-haired son of Marach (Aradan), Hathol was an Adan Warrior, the Lord of Dor-lómin, and chief among the Edain of the Third House. Hathol was the grandson of the original Lord, Marach, and he was the father of Hador Lórindol. Read Sil 177.
- Lvl: 49. Aka: “Tall Helm.” Hatholdir hailed from Hyamustar in Númenór. A Dúnadan descendant of Hador, he was an Animist/Astrologer and a close friend and advisor of Tar-Meneldur (r. S.A. 740 – 883). His son Orchaldor married Ailinel, the elder daughter of Meneldur and Almarian, and the sister of Tar-Aldarion. Read UT 171.
- Lvl: 24. Warrior Aka: Hammerhand. Helm was the ninth and last of the First Line of Kings of the Mark. A seemingly calm but grim Rohir Warrior, he was the essence of the ideal Rider of Rohan. He worked hard, fought hard, and played hard, never showing fear or reluctance, or shying away from a challenge. Fiercely protective of his realm and his family — particularly the women — Helm was exceptionally loyal and potentially explosive. He smiled or maintained a gentle air, even when he was on the verge of committing a very violent act. Helm might appear rather placid, or even jovial, just before attacking with utter ferocity.
Such a case occurred when Freca demanded that the Rohirric King give his daughter Fréawyn in marriage to Freca’s son Wulf. When Freca challenged Helm before the King’s Council (R. “Ciningmaet”), Helm calmly addressed him, artfully comparing Freca’s ego to his ever-expanding girth. The King let his foe stew in his own rage before giving his demands any more heed. Then, at the conclusion of the meeting, the apparently unperturbed Helm took Freca aside and redressed him for his folly, again making light of his disenchanted vassal’s ample belly. This time, however, the King took care to separate himself and his companion from their retainers, stating:
“Now, Dunlending, you have only Helm to deal with, alone and unarmed. But you have said much already, and it is my turn to speak. Freca, your folly grows with your belly. You talk of a staff! If Helm dislikes a crooked staff that is thrust on him, he breaks it. So!”
At that moment Helm struck Freca on the head with his bare fist, felling his foe. Freca dropped, stunned, and died soon afterwards. The King of the Riddermark then declared Freca’s son Wulf, his family, and all their kin and allies to be enemies of Rohan. Freca’s entourage scattered, while the King’s Riders rode into the Westmarch in order to quell any attempted uprising in Freca’s homeland.
Four years later, however, Wulf exacted his revenge. Leading an army of Dunlendings, he invaded Rohan from the northwest, just as an allied Easterling army struck across the Anduin. Rohan was at Wulf’s mercy, for the Riders could not defeat both enemies and Gondor was beset by Corsairs from Umbar. The Rohirrim fled into the vales of the White Mountains, despite fact that the heights were gripped by the chilly air of the Long Winter. Rohan was overrun.
King Helm and his youngest son Hama took refuge at the Homburg, in the comb later called Helm’s Deep. Besieged by Dunlendings, the Rohir Lord could not escape to join his elder son Haleth’s force in Edoras. Wulf slew Haleth when the capital of Rohan fell to the invaders. Hama died in a valiant sortie, while Helm Hammerhand froze to death while returning from a nocturnal raid. The then-heirless ninth King of Rohan was found frozen in his tracks, standing like a statue in the morning sun. Read UT 364 – 65, 371; LotRII 172; LotRIII 314 – 15, 431 – 33, 435.
- Lvl: 27. Aka: “Discerning Eye.” A Dúnadan Ranger, Henderch of Andustar served on the flagship of Númenór’s Mariner King, Tar-Aldarion (r. S.A. 883‑1075). He later became a great Captain in the Guild of Venturers. Read UT 196 – 97, 199.
- Lvl: 12. Aka: “War-farer.” A Rohir Warrior, Herefara served as a Household Knight (R. “Huscairl”) in the guard of King Théoden Ednew of Rohan. He perished while fighting in the Battle of Pelennor Fields in T.A. 3019. Read LotRIII 152.
- Lvl: 25. Aka: “Lord.” The third Ruling Steward of Gondor, Herion succeeded his father Eradan in T.A. 2116. He administered the South Kingdom until his death in T.A. 2148, when his son Belegorn became the fourth in the line of rulers drawn from the House of Húrin. Read LotRIII 395. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 6.
- Lvl: 13. Aka: “WarTorch.” Herubrand was a Rohir warrior who served as a Household Knight (R. “Huscairl”) in the guard of King Théoden Ednew of Rohan. He died during the Battle of Pelennor Fields in T.A. 3019. Read LotRIII 152.
- Lvl: 49. Aka: Tar-Anducal (A. “Lamp-lord”); the Usurper. A Dúnadan Mage and husband of the Ruling Queen Tar-Vanimeldë, Herucalmo virtually governed Númenór during his wife’s reign (S.A. 2526 – 2637). After her death, he usurped the throne from his young son Alcarin and ruled as Tar-Anducal from S.A. 2637 – 2657. Most chroniclers refuse to recognize him as Westernesse’s seventeenth King. Read UT 222.
- Lvl: 28. Aka: “Black Lord.” Herumor of Umbar was a Black Númenórean Ranger who became, along with Fuinor, a powerful Lord among the Haradrim. Herumor served Sauron and the Ringwraith Adûnaphel during the War of the Last Alliance that concluded the Second Age. He campaigned in Ithilien throughout the early stages of the conflict and died in the defense of Barad-dûr in T.A. 3441. Read Sil 363.
- Herunumen (Tar-)
- See Ar-Adûnakhôr.
- Lvl: 11. Aka: “Battle.” Hild was a Rohir Animist, the daughter of King Gram and the younger sister of Helm Hammer-hand. Her son Freáláf (T.A. 2726 – 2798) became Rohan’s tenth King in T.A. 2741 and all the King’s of the Mark’s Second Line traced their line through Hild. Read LotRIII 433.
- Lvl: 14. Aka: “Stone Lord.” A Dúnadan Scout/Rogue, Hirgon was the chief messenger of the Steward Denethor II of Gondor during the War of the Ring. He was the envoy who delivered the Red Arrow, the symbol of Gondor’s need, to King Théoden Ednew of Rohan. Orcs slew and beheaded Hirgon during his attempt to return home. Read LotRIII 86, 134.
- Lvl:20. Aka: “Blue Lord”; the Fair. A Dúnadan Warrior, Hirluin the Fair was Lord of Pinnath Gelin (S. “Green Ridges”) and the most powerful figure residing in Gondor’s westernmost regions (the area west of the River Morthond). He brought 300 green-clad Men-at-arms to the defense of Minas Tirith in T.A. 3019. He died in the Battle of Pelennor Fields. Read LotRIII 50, 148, 152.
- Lvl: 12. Horn was a Rohir Warrior who served as a Household Knight (R. “Huscairl”) in the guard of King Théoden Ednew of Rohan. He died fighting in the Battle of Pelennor Fields in T.A. 3019. Read LotRIII 152.
- Hostamir (Tar-)
- See Ar-Zimrathon.
- Lvl: 49. An Adan Scout/Rogue, Hunthor was a member of the Second House of the Edain and resided in Brethil during the years his kinsman Brandir the Lame was Lord. Hunthor was an adventurous fellow who befriended Turin Turambar and accompanied him on his quest to slay the Dragon Glaurung. Hunthor’s decision enraged Brandir and caused many of his fellow Haladin to question Brandir’s rule. Hunthor never returned, however, for during his attempt to climb in the gorge of Cabed-en-Aras and quietly stalk the Drake, he was hit by a falling rock and fell to his death Read Sil 273; UT 129, 132 – 34, 139.
- See Section 4.2.
- See Section 4.2.
- Lvl: 28. Aka: Húrin of Emyn Amen. The first Steward of Gondor, Húrin served King Minardil, the twenty-fifth monarch of the South Kingdom (r. T.A. 1621 – 34). After his death, his line became the traditional source for the King’s Stewards, and the Stewardship became synonymous with the House of Húrin. The symbol of his House was a simple, unadorned silver banner. Húrin was a Dúnadan Warrior of high Númenórean descent Read LotRIII 414.
- Húrin I
- Lvl: 26. A Dúnadan Warrior, Húrin I was the son of Belegorn and the father of Turin I. He served as the fifth Ruling Steward of Gondor, ruling the South Kingdom from T.A. 2204 until T.A. 2244. Read LotRIII 395. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 6.
- Húrin II
- Lvl: 25. Húrin II was the fourteenth Ruling Steward of Gondor. His reign ran from T.A. 2605 until T.A. 2628. A Dúnadan Warrior, he succeeded his father Hallas and preceded his son Belecthor I. Read LotRIII 395. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 6.
- Lvl: 21. Aka: the Tall; Húrin of the Keys. A Dúnadan Warrior, Húrin the Tall was the Warden of Keys of Minas Tirith during the War of the Ring. His position made him the second most powerful figure in Gondor’s capital. When the Army of Gondor left Pelennor and marched toward Morannon and their final confrontation with Sauron’s minions, Húrin was entrusted with the command of the great city. Read LotRIII 148, 292, 301 – 02.
- Hyarmendacil I
- See Ciryaher.
- Hyarmendacil II
- See Vinyarion.
- Lvl: 77. Aka: “Leaping Flame of Stars.” An Adan Warrior of the Third House, Imlach was the son of Marach and the father of Amlach. Read Sil 173.
- See Section 4.2.
- Lvl: 24. A Dúnadan Warrior, Imrazôr was the father of Galador, the first Prince of the House of Dol Amroth. His was called simply “the Númenórean.” His wife was the Elf Mithrellas, thus establishing the Peredhil nature of the Princes of Dol Amroth. Read UT 248,316.
- Lvl: 28. An Adan Warrior of the Third House, Indor was a native of Dor-lómin. He was the father of Aerin. Read UT 108.
- Lvl: 15. A Dúnadan Warrior of Gondor, Ingold led the soldiers at the northern gate of the Rammas Echor before the siege of Gondor. Read LotRIII 21, 115.
- Inziladon (Tar-)
- See Tar-Palantír.
- Lvl: 25. One of the Faithful, she was a beautiful Númenórean Bard of the House of Andúnië. She was forced to marry Ar-Gimilzôr, and bore him two children: Palantír and Gimilkhâd. Read Sil 331.
- Lvl: 10. Aka: “Old One.” A Lay Healer/Animist, Ioreth was the talkative eldest of the women who served in the Houses of Healing in Minas Tirith. Read LotRIII 166, 170 – 71.
- Lvl: 0. Aka: “Laughter.” The oldest daughter of Húrin and Morwen, she died of the plague at the age of three. Read UT 57 – 61, 147, 157; Sil 242.
- Lvl: 24. Aka: “Man” A renowned Warrior, Léod was Lord of Éothéod and sire of Eorl. He was killed trying to master the legendary horse, Felaróf. Read LotRIII 429,430. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 9, 60.
- Lvl: 42. Aka: As Chief of the Swarthy Easterlings of Hithlum, the Warrior Lorgan enslaved and ransomed Tuor. Read Sil 294, UT 19.
- Lvl: 24 Aka: “Flower-garlanded Maiden.” The Dúnadan daughter of Imrahil (Prince of Dol Amroth), she was a Bard. In T.A. 3020, Lóthriel married King Éomer of Rohan. She later gave birth to Éomer’s successor, Elfwine the Fair (b. Fourth Age 19). Read LotRIII 438. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 7; Havens of Gondor 11, 28.
- Lvl: 24. A Númenórean Warrior, he was a descendant of Tar-Elendil. Read UT 208.
- Lvl: 28. Aka: “Golden Word.” Malbeth was a Dúnadan High Bard/Seer and advisor to King Araphant of Arthedain (r. T.A. 1981 – 1964). He was skilled in the use of the two Palantíri at Fornost (the Weathertop and Annúminas Stones), and he foretold the doom of Arvedui and the end of Arthedain. In T.A. 1974, his prophecy proved true. Read LotRIII 63 – 64, 410; See ICE’s Rangers of the North 34, 54.
- Lvl: 25. Aka: “Yellow Gold.” A Warrior, he was a Dúnadan and third King of Arthedain (T.A. 1029 – 1110). Read LotRIII 394.
- Lvl: 24. Aka: “Golden Star.” A Dúnadan Warrior, he was sixth King of Arthedain (T.A. 1272 – 1349). Read LotRIII 394.
- Lvl: 93. The First recorded Chieftain of the Third House, Marach was an Adan Warrior of considerable skill. He brought his people over the Blue Mountains (S. “Ered Luin”) and into Beleriand. Read Sil 170, 171, 382.
- Lvl: 28. Aka: Voronwë; “Dedicated to the House (of Kings).” A Dúnadan Warrior, Mardil was the first Ruling Steward of Gondor (T.A. 2050 – 80). He assumed wardship over the South Kingdom when King Eärnur accepted the challenge of the Nazgûl and disappeared, leaving Gondor without a monarch or a proper successor. Mardil was accounted a wise and fair ruler. Read LotRIII 395, 413, 481; Sil 369, 447.
- Lvl: 18. An Eothraim Warrior and Prince of the Ailgarthas tribe, Marhcared was the son of the insane Prince Marhaidrics. He is credited with pulling his tribe through the Great Plague of T.A. 1639 – 40. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 60.
- Lvl: 25. Aka: “Horse Friend” Marhari was the leader of Northman army in the Battle of the Plains (T.A. 1856), where he was slain by Wainriders. A Warrior of the Eothraim of Rhovanion, and the Prince (Rh. “Huithyn”) of the Gadraughts tribe, he was the most influential Horse-lord of his day. His son, Marhwini, led the Northman refugees out of Rhovanion and into the Vales of the Anduin. Read UT 289, 311. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 6, 9, 60.
- Lvl: 25. Aka: “Horse-friend.” Marhwini was a Northman Warrior of the Eothraim of Rhovanion and the Prince (Rh. “Huithyn”) of the Gadraughts tribe. He was the son of Marhari. Although a lonely, antisocial youth who found solace only in training his beloved horses, he quickly matured after the death of his father in the Battle of the Plains (T.A. 1856). Marhwini survived the Wainrider War and led his people into the central Vales of the Anduin. A strong and wise leader, he is counted as having founded the Éothéod. Read UT 289 – 91, 311. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 6, 9, 60.
- Lvl: 23. Aka: “Lover of Heaven.” A Dúnadan Warrior, Meneldil was son of Anarion and third King of Gondor (T.A. 2 – 158). Born in Rómenna in S.A. 3318, he was the last person (who survived the Downfall) born in Númenór. Read LotRI 331; LotRIII 394; Sil 366; UT 271, 279, 304, 308, 319.
- Meneldur (Tar-)
- Lvl: 61. Aka: “Lover of the Heavens.” A Mage/Astrologer, this Dúnadan was the fifth King of Númenór. He was born Írimon, the eldest son and third child of Tar-Elendil, in S.A. 543 and came to the throne in S.A. 740. Wise, gentle, and patient, he was an even-handed monarch. Meneldur was the first to sense that an Evil was stirring in Endor, and he surrendered the scepter in S.A. 883 in order to make sure that Westernesse was being ruled vigorously during the coming time of trouble. Tar-Aldarion, his only son and eldest child, succeeded him. Meneldur compiled a number of great treatises on the stars before dying in S.A. 942. Read LotRIII 390, 410; UT 167, 171, 173 – 81, 183 – 84, 186 – 88, 192 – 93, 195 – 206, 208, 212, 214 – 15, 219, 225, 236, 386.
- Lvl: 28. Aka: “Glorious Tower”; Rómendacil II (Q. “East-victor”). A Warrior and the nineteenth King of Gondor (T.A. 1304 – 66), Minalcar was a brilliant diplomat and a fierce Warrior. As Regent of Gondor’s eastern territories in Rhovanion (Dór Rhûnen), he crushed the Easterlings (T.A. 1248) and extended Gondorian rule to the shores of the Sea of Rhûn. Thus, he took the name Rómendacil. He sought an alliance with the Northmen, sending his son Valacar to the court of Vidugavia in T.A. 1250. Though his intentions were good, this action eventually led to the Kin-strife. Read UT 311; LotRIII 395, 404 – 05.
- Lvl: 20. Aka: “Devoted to the Towers.” Dúnadan by birth and a Warrior by nature, Minardil was the twenty-fifth King of Gondor (T.A. 1621 – 34). He was slain by Sangahyando’s and Angamaitë’s Corsairs in the Battle of Pelargir. Read UT 309; LotRIII 395,407. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 6 – 10; Sea-lords of Gondor 10.
- Minastir (Tar-)
- Lvl: 56. Aka: “Watcher from the Tower.” A Dúnadan Warrior, Tar-Minastir was the eleventh King of Númenór. He was the son of Isilmo, the second child of Tar-Súrion. His aunt, Tar-Telperien, was Númenór’s second Ruling Queen. She never wed, so Minastir received the scepter when she retired in S.A. 1731.
Minastir served as Tar-Telperien’s Lord-captain and, as a great ally of the Firstborn, he sent a fleet to Lindon at Gil-galad’s request in S.A. 1700. This armada proved instrumental in the Elven victory in the War of the Elves and Sauron (S.A. 1693 – 1700). After coming to the throne, Tar-Minastir erected a tower on the Hill of Oromet near Andúnië in order to see the Light of the West and signal the Elves. He spent much of his time there, away from the court in Armenelos. Read LotRIII 390, 391, 454; Sil 330, 332; UT 206, 220, 223, 226, 239, 265.
- Lvl: 15. A nephew of King Ondoher, Minohtar was a brave Warrior. He was killed in Ithilien in T.A. 1944 while fighting Wainriders. Read UT 292 – 94.
- Minyatur (Tar-)
- See Elros in Section 4.2.
- Miriel (Tar-)
- See Ar-Zimraphel.
- Morwen (I)
- Lvl: 35. Aka: “Dark Maiden”; Eledhwen; Lady of Dor-lómin. A Mystic/Bard, Morwen was the daughter of Baragund (who was in turn the nephew of Barahir, father of Beren). She married Húrin and bore three children: Lalaith, Turin, and Nienor. Read Sil 177, 187, 194, 243, 260, 267 – 8, 280, 283, 381, 382; UT 57, 59, 61 – 6, 68 – 71, 104 – 9, 112 – 18, 121, 138, 144, 146 – 7, 155, 161, 189, 215 – 16.
- Morwen (II)
- Lvl: 22. Aka: “Dark Maiden”; Morwen of Lossarnach. Morwen was born in Belfalas in Dor-en-Emil and was a kinsman of Prince Imrahil of Dol Amroth. She moved to Lossarnach, where she met Prince Thengel of Rohan. They later married and she became the Queen of Rohan (T.A. 2953 – 2980). She was the mother of Théoden and Théodwin. Read LotRIII 436, 437; UT 286.
- Narmacil I
- Lvl: 21. Aka: “Sword of Fire” A Dúnadan Scout/Rogue, Narmacil I was the seventeenth King of Gondor (T.A. 1226 – 94). Shiftless and unable to father offspring, he entrusted rule of the Kingdom to his nephew Minalcar. Read LotRIII 395,404; UT 292.
- Narmacil II
- Lvl: 25. Aka: “Sword of Fire” The twenty-ninth King of Gondor (T.A. 1850 – 56), Narmacil II was a Dúnadan Warrior killed in a battle with the Wainriders. Read LotRIII 395, 408; UT 289, 291, 311 – 12.
- See Turin.
- Lvl: 30. Aka: Niniel; “Mourning.” An Adan Bard, Nienor was the Daughter of Húrin and Morwen. She unwittingly married her brother Turin after having been ensorcelled by the Dragon Glaurung. She conceived his child, but after the dying Drake lifted the spell and she discovered her transgression, she threw herself off a cliff. Read Sil 243, 260, 267 – 72, 279; UT 73, 75, 77 – 8, 106 – 7, 109, 112 – 15, 117 – 22, 138, 140, 142, 144, 146, 149.
- Lvl: 48. Aka: “Lover of the West.” Numendil was the seventeenth Lord of Andúnië in northwestern Númenór. The grandson of Tar-Palantír, he was a Warrior and skilled mariner. Read UT 223.
- Lvl: 12. Aka: “Warrior.” Ohtar was a Dúnadan of Amor and the esquire of Isildur. One of three survivors of the Battle of Gladden Fields in T.A. 2, he brought the shards of Narsil to Amor. Read LotRI 320; Sil 367.
- Lvl: 26. Aka: “Lord of Stone.” A Dúnadan Warrior and the thirty-first King of Gondor (1936 – 1944), Ondoher was slain while fighting Wainriders on the battle plain of Dagorlad. Both of his sons, Artamir and Faramir, died in the same fray, creating a year-long succession crisis in the South Kingdom (T.A. 1944 – 45). Read LotRIII 395, 409; UT 291 – 5.
- Lvl: 31. A Númenórean Bard, Orchaldor was the husband of Ailinel (sister of Tar-Aldarion). He was also the father of Soronto. Read UT 173.
- Lvl: 26. A Dúnadan Warrior and the seventh King of Gondor (T.A. 411 – 92), Ostoher rebuilt (and aided in the design improvements of) Minas Anor (Minas Tirith). Read LotRI 394, 403; UT 319.
- Ovatha II*
- See Section 4.2.
- Ovatha III*
- Lvl: 25. Aka: the “Toothless”; Ovathar Achef. A Variag Warrior, Ovathar Achef was a descendant of Ûvatha the Ringwraith (see Section 5.2). In T.A. 1940, he laid claim to the throne of Khand, using the threat of an Igath (Wainrider) invasion to unite the tribes. He later forged a pact with the Wainriders, permitting them free passage through his realm. The Variags allied with the Igath and the Haradrim in hope of crushing Gondor, but their plans were dashed by the brilliant generalship of Eärnil II at the Battle of the Crossings of Poros (T.A. 1944). Ovatha died in the battle after having ruled less than four years.
- Palantír (Tar-)
- Lvl: 48. Aka: “Far-seer”; Ar-Inziladun. A Dúnadan Warrior and twenty-third King of Númenór (S.A. 3175 – 3255), Tar-Palantír was the last King of the Faithful. He originally took an Eldarin name hoping to reverse the deterioration of his realm. His younger brother Gimilkhâd and his nephew Pharazôn opposed him, however, and in the end his efforts were in vain. He died — prematurely — of weariness. Read LotRIII 390, 392, 454; Sil 332, 362, 454; UT 223 – 24, 227.
- Parnelion Sey*
- See Section 4.2,
- Lvl: 24. Aka: “Devoted to the Garth.” Pelendur was a Dúnadan Warrior. He was the Steward of Gondor under King Ondoher and ruled during the Interregnum of T.A. 1944 – 45, maintaining Gondor’s independence by thwarting Arvedui’s claim to the crown of the South Kingdom. He died in T.A. 1998. Read LotRIII 395, 409 – 10; UT 413.
- Pharazôn (Tar-)
- See Section 4.2.
- Lvl: 7. A blind Adan of the Third House, Ragnir was a servant in Húrin’s household.
- Lvl: 17. An Animist/Lay Healer and an Adan of the First House, Rian was the daughter of Belegund. She married Huor two months before his death in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad. Soon afterwards she gave birth to their son, Tuor. Read Sil 177, 187, 381 – 82; UT 17, 57 – 8, 68, 215.
- Rómendacil I
- See Tarostar.
- Rómendacil II
- See Minalcar.
- Sakalthor (AR-)
- Lvl: 44. Aka: Tar-Falassion (S. “Man of the Coast”). A Dúnadan Mage/Mentalist, Ar-Sakalthôr was the twenty-second King of Númenór. He was born in Armenelos in S.A. 2798. His short reign began with the death of his father, Ar-Zimrathon (Tar-Hostamir), in S.A. 3033 and ended with his own death in S.A. 3102. A cold man, he remained aloof from both his family and his subjects, and his eldest son and successor, Gimilzôr, grew up a bitter, irreverent child. Read UT 223; Sil 331.
- Lvl: 28. Aka: “Throng-cleaver.” Sangahyando was the younger brother of Angamaitë and the second son of Castamaitë the Corsair (the grandson of Castamir the Usurper). A Corsair Lord and Ranger, he was born in Umbar in T.A. 1555, but his family was originally from Pelargir, and his Dúnadan ways remained partially rooted in Gondorian culture. He and his brother were the two most powerful figures in Umbar’s rich oligarchy, and they were both exceptional Sea-captains. Sangahyando’s exploits in the Bay of Belfalas and along the coasts to the south brought him great riches and enabled him to erect a huge castle (Barad Valasanga) on Umbar’s Ship Island (Q. “Tol Cirya”). His keep dominated the northern quarters of the city, just as Angamaitë’s did in the southern districts.
In T.A. 1634, Sangahyando and Angamaitë launched their greatest raid. Gathering most of their allies’ warships in the Nen Umbar, they sailed northward and struck the southern coasts of Gondor. They bottled up the Royal Fleet in Pelargir and slew King Minardil when he attempted to break through their blockade. Then, they ravaged the seaside areas of Belfalas, Lebennin, and Ithilien. Pelargir never fell and the Corsairs never reached the rich lands of Anórien, but the damage they inflicted on the South Kingdom was considerable. Both Sangahyando and Angamaitë returned home as heroes, having avenged the defeat suffered by the Corsairs’ ancestors in T.A. 1448. Only two years later, however, a rival oligarch murdered Sangahyando. The exuberant Ranger died of a knife wound inflicted by a Variag assassin in Umbar’s great theater. Read Sil 457; LotRIII 407. See ICE’s Sea-lords of Gondor 10.
- Lvl: 50. Aka: “Embodiment of White Light.” Silmarien was a Dúnadan Animist/Mystic and the eldest child of Tar-Elendil of Númenór. She was born in S.A. 521, twenty years before her brother Meneldur, who became Númenór’s fifth King. She wed Elatan of Andustar and her son Valandil became the first Lord of Andúnië. Elendil the Tall is counted among her descendants. Read UT 171, 173, 208, 215, 219, 225, 277, 284; Sil 331; LotRIII 410.
- Lvl: 34. Aka: “Stream-lover.” Siriondil, the son of Atanatar I and the father of Tarannon, was the eleventh King of Gondor. A Dúnadan Warrior, he ruled the South Kingdom from T.A. 748 until his death in T.A. 830. Read LotRIII 394.
- Lvl: 24. Aka: “Stream-lover.” A Dúnadan Ranger, Siriondil was father of Eärnil II, the War-lord who became Gondor’s thirty-second King (r. T.A. 1945 – 2043). He was a direct descendant of King Telumehtar (Umbardacil): the son of Calimmacil, who was the son of Arciryas, the brother of Narmacil II and the younger son Telumehtar. Read LotRIII 410.
- See Morwen.
- See Aragorn II.
- Súrion (Tar-)
- Lvl: 57. Born in the year S.A. 1174, Súrion was a Dúnadan Mage/Seer and the third child of Tar-Anárion of Númenór. He succeeded his father in S.A. 1394, after both of his elder sisters refused the scepter, and he ruled as Westernesse’s ninth King until S.A. 1556. Tar-Súrion yielded the scepter to his eldest child and daughter, Telperien, and died eighteen years later (S.A. 1574). Read UT 212, 220, 226; LotRIII 390.
- Lvl: 33. Aka: “Gate King”; Falastur (S. “Master of the Coasts”); Coast-lord. A Dúnadan Ranger, Tarannon was eleventh King of Gondor. His reign began with the death of his father Siriondil in T. A. 830 and ended with his own death in T.A. 913. Since he died childless, his nephew Eärnil I succeeded him. He was the first of the four Ship-kings, for he had served as the Lord-captain of Gondor’s myriad vassal fleets under his father and had been the victorious Captain of the Hosts during the last years of Siriondil’s reign. When he was crowned, he took the name Falastur. During his prosperous reign, Lond Emil (Dol Amroth) was founded and Gondor’s Royal Fleet was permanently established. Tarannon’s warships ranged all over the Bay of Belfalas and conquered many coastal regions to the south, beginning Gondor’s imperial era. The first plans to rebuild the ancient port of Pelargir date from Tarannon’s reign, but it was his successor, Eärnil I, who actually executed the program. Read UT 401 – 02; LotRIII 403. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 6,8,10; Sea-lords of Gondor 8.
- Lvl: 45. Aka: “Númenórean” or “Royal Heir.” A Dúnadan Ranger, Tarcil was the sixth King of Amor. He followed Arantar to the throne in T.A. 435 and ruled until his death in T.A. 515. His son Tarondor succeeded him. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 29.
- Lvl: 28. Aka: “Ship-king.” A Dúnadan Ranger, Tarciryan was the younger brother of King Tarannon of Gondor (r. T.A. 830 – 913). The two brothers sailed together extensively and enjoyed each other’s company. Tarciryan served as Gondor’s Lord-captain and commanded the Royal Fleet, but frequently deferred to his brother’s desire to campaign at sea. It was hardly surprising that, when Tarannon died childless in T.A. 913, Tarciryan’s eldest child, Eärnil, became the South Kingdom’s twelfth monarch. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Sea-lords of Gondor 8.
- Lvl: 7. Aka: “Royal Stone.” A Warrior of lesser Dúnadan lineage (i.e., an Urban Man), Targon served as a cook in the Third Company of the Citadel Guard of Minas Tirith. He oversaw the butteries and stores of the unit during the War of the Ring (T.A. 3018 – 19). Read LotRIII 39.
- Lvl: 44. Aka: “Great King of the Land”; Tarondor of Amor. A Dúnadan Warrior, Tarondor was the seventh King of Amor. He succeeded his father Tarcil in T.A. 515 and governed until his death in T.A. 602. His son Valandur followed him to the throne in Annúminas. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 29.
- Lvl: 35. Aka: “Great King of the Land”; Tarondor of Gondor. Tarondor, the son of Telemnar and the father of Telumehtar, was the twenty-seventh King of Gondor. A Dúnadan Warrior who was prematurely thrust to the throne, he proved to be one of the South Kingdom’s most notable monarchs. His exceptional reign, which began with his father’s untimely death in T.A. 1636 and lasted until T.A. 1798, was the longest of any of Gondor’s Kings. It was an era marked by the remarkable recovery of the realm from the two tragedies of T.A. 1634 – 37: The First Corsair Invasion and the Great Plague. Tarondor moved the capital of Gondor from Osgiliath to Minas Anor in T.A. 1640, the same year in which he abandoned the Watch on Mordor. Read LotRIII 394. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 6, 10; Sea-lords of Gondor II.
- Lvl: 38. Aka: “Fortress-king”; Rómendacil I (Q. “East-victor”). Tarostar, the son of Ostoher and the father of Turambar, was the eighth King of Gondor. He ruled the Stone Land from T.A. 492 until T.A. 541. A Dúnadan Warrior, he was a superb horseman, swordsman, and tactician who, even before he took the throne, had garnered many accolades for his military achievements. While his father was on the throne, Tarostar met and defeated a great Easterling horde in south-central Rhovanion (T.A. 490), enabling him to take the name Rómendacil when he ascended the throne in Osgiliath. His reign marked the beginning of the great bond between the Northmen of Rhovanion and the Dúnedain of the South Kingdom. He died fighting on behalf on the Northmen and was succeeded by his son Turambar.
Tarostar was also a renowned castle builder. His string of fortresses stretched along Gondor’s southern and eastern frontiers and he erected numerous signal-towers in order to facilitate communications. Tarostar’s greatest architectural accomplishment, however, was the rebuilding of Minas Anor. Read LotRIII 394, 403; UT 319.
- Telemmaitë (Tar-)
- Lvl: 51. Aka: “Last Hand”; Tar-Telemmaitë was a Dúnadan Bard who was born in Armenelos in Númenór in S.A. 2136. He followed his father, Tar-Ancalimon, to the throne of Westernesse in S.A. 2386, becoming Númenór ’s fifteenth monarch. Like his father, he refused to yield the scepter until his own death and, after Telemmaitë’s reign, the Kings of Andor ruled the Dúnedain until they died. The noble tradition begun by Vardamír was abandoned. Telemmaitë retained the Kingship well beyond the point of his infirmity and his daughter Vanimeldë cared little about governing, so the actual reins of power were held by the King’s advisors during the last years of his life. Even while dying, however, he continued to press his servants to seek things of silver, particularly mithril. Telemmaitë loved things of beauty and held a special reverence for silver objects. His lack of attention to the duties of a monarch throughout the later part of his reign influenced his daughter, who succeeded him upon his death. Read UT 221; LotRIII 390.
- Telemnar (Tar-)
- See Ar-Gimilzôr,
- Telperien (Tar-)
- Lvl: 56. Aka: “Silver Lady”; Telperien. A Dúnadan Mage/Seer, Telperien was the tenth monarch and second Ruling Queen of Númenór. She ascended the throne upon receiving the scepter from her father, Tar-Súrion, in S.A. 1556. She never married during her long life, so she passed the mantle of lordship to her nephew Minastir. Minastir, the son of her younger brother Isilmo, served as her High-captain and the Regent of Númenór’s colonies in Endor beginning in S.A. 1574, and it was he who ordered the great Númenórean fleet to sail to Gil-galad’s aid in S.A. 1700. Telperien gave up the throne in S.A. 1731 and died later the same year. Read UT 220, 226; LotRIII 390.
- Lvl: 33 (23 in T.A. 1640). Aka: “Swordsman of the Dome” or “Heavenly Swordsman (Orion)”; Umbardacil (Q. “Umbar-victor”). A Dúnadan Warrior, Telumehtar was the twenty-eighth King of Númenór. He succeeds his father Tarondor in T.A. 1798 and ruled until his death in T.A. 1850. Narmacil II, his eldest son followed him to the throne. Telumehtar took the name Umbardacil after he took the City of the Corsairs in T.A. 1810, for a time ending the terror that had plagued the South Kingdom since T.A. 1448. He resided in Pelargir for much of his reign, for he had lived there as Lord-captain during the period of his father’s Kingship. He ordered the construction of the port city’s Outer Wall. Read LotRIII 395,408. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 6; Sea-lords of Gondor 11, 21, 25.
- Lvl: 28. Aka: “Prince.” A Rohir Warrior, Thengel was born in T.A. 2905 as the youngest child and sole son of King Fengel of Rohan (r. T.A. 2903 – 53). He had a stormy relationship with his unpleasant father and left the Riddermark upon reaching the age of majority. Thengel rode to Gondor and enlisted in the Steward Turgon’s army. The Rohirric Prince fought in numerous campaigns on behalf of the South Kingdom, winning great renown and tremendous respect from the Dúnedain. At age thirty-eight he married Morwen of Lossarnach, a woman from Dor-en-Emil who bore him five children: four daughters, including Théodwin (b. T.A. 2963), and one son, Théoden (b. T.A. 2948). Three of the children were born in Minas Tirith and two in Edoras.
When Fengel died in T.A. 2953, Thengel dutifully returned home and was crowned the sixteenth King of the Mark. He governed Rohan wisely until his death in T.A. 2980, but looked fondly back upon his years in Gondor as his happiest days. Yet, while many frowned on Thengel’s use of Sindarin in his house-hold, his rule proved successful. Rohan remained secure, despite Saruman’s renouncement of his bond with the Rohirrim and the closing of Isengard. It was during Thengel’s reign that Aragorn II disguised himself and served in the Rohirrim’s army, just before going to the court of Ecthelion II in Minas Tirith. Read LotRII 43; LotRIII 92, 436; UT 286. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 9.
- See Section 4.2.
- Lvl: 21. Aka: “People’s Counsel.” Théodred, the only son of King Théoden Ednew of Rohan (r. T.A. 2980 – 3019), was a Prince of the Mark and the heir to Rohirric throne. A Rohir Warrior and the Second Marshall of the Mark, he died in the First Battle of the Fords of Isen in T.A. 3019. Read LotRII 149; LotRIII 437; UT 355 – 61, 364 – 65, 367 – 69. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 9.
- Lvl: 11. Aka: “People’s Delight.” A Rohir Warrior, Théodwin was born in Edoras in T.A. 2963. She was the youngest child of King Thengel of Rohan. In T.A. 2980, when she was only seventeen, her older brother, Théoden, succeeded her father to the throne. She married Éomund of Eastfold nine years later. Their two children, Éowyn and Éomer, grew up with Théodwin in the Court of the Mark in Edoras, and King Théoden adopted them when Éomund was killed by Orcs in T.A. 3002. Both of Théodwyn’s off spring fought in the War of the Ring, where they valiantly distinguished themselves: Éomer, while fighting at Helms Deep, Pelennor Fields, and Morannon; and Éowyn, while slaying the Witch-king before the gates of Minas Tirith. With the death of Théodred, his only son and heir, King Théoden appointed Théodwyn’s son Éomer to succeed him. Éomer’s reign (T.A. 3019-F.A. 63) marked the beginning of the Third Line, Kings who traced their blood directly to Théodwin. Read LotRIII 436 – 37; UT 364. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 9, 61.
- Lvl: 26. Aka: “Eagle-gaze.” A Dúnadan Warrior, Thorondir was the son of Belecthor II and the father Turin II. He became the twenty-second Ruling Steward of Gondor in T.A. 2872 and ruled until his death in T.A. 2882. LotRIII 395.
- Lvl: 88. Aka: “Powerful.” An Adan Scout/Rogue of the Third House, Tuor was the only son of Húor and Rian and the grandson of Belegund. He was born after his father’s death in the Battle of Unnumbered Tears, and his mother died of grief soon after his coming. Annael of Mithrim, a Sinda Elf, raised him in hiding as her own child in the Caves of Androth.
Mithrim was under an Easterling yoke throughout Tuor’s childhood, but Annael kept him safe for his first sixteen years. When he was seventeen, however, the Sindar attempted to leave Androth and they were intercepted during their flight toward the Havens of Sirion. Tuor was captured and enslaved by Lorgan the Easterling, and spent the next three years in bondage. He escaped at the age of twenty and made his way back to the deserted caverns at Androth.
Tuor waged a one-man war against the Easterlings over the course of the next three years. He slew many of the enemy and made the forces of Lorgan pay for their crimes against the Sindar. Eventually, the lonely fighting weighed heavily upon his spirit, so he moved westward into the deserted seaside realm of Nevrast.
While in Nevrast, Tuor entered the hallowed halls of Vinyamar and discovered the arms and armor left by the Noldo Turgon before the founding of Gondolin. At the bidding of the Vala Ulmo, Tuor took the magic weapons (which included the Great-axe Dramborleg, the legendary “Sharp Thunder”) and garb and set out eastward toward the hidden realm of Gondolin bearing a message for Turgon. He encountered an Elf from the city he sought during the journey, enabling him to find the route into his secretive destination.
Once in Gondolin, Tuor relayed the word of Ulmo to Turgon, the High-king of the Elves. Ulmo warned of the city’s doom and petitioned the Noldo Lord to abandon his precious home and return to Nevrast. Turgon unwisely followed pride rather than the Vala’s knowing word, but he became taken by Ulmo’s messenger and befriended the Adan. In turn, Tuor fell in love with Turgon’s daughter Idril. Tuor elected to remain in Gondolin and court Idril, and Turgon named him his heir. The Adan became the Lord of the Gondolindrim. Maeglin, the son Eöl and Turgon’s self-styled successor, burned with an inner rage.
Tuor married Idril, the daughter of Turgon and Elenwë, marking only the second union between an Adan and an Elf. Their son Eärendil was born in Gondolin the next spring. Unfortunately, Idril’s cousin Maeglin coveted Tuor’s bride, and Idril foresaw danger growing out of Maeglin’s unhealthy jealousy. She secretly built a tunnel linking the hidden city with the narrow pass called the Cirith Thoronath (S. “Eagle’s Cleft”).
Indeed, Maeglin did betray Turgon and Gondolin. When Tuor was only thirty-seven, and Eärendil was still a child, Morgoth’s minions discovered and assailed Gondolin, killing Turgon. Tuor fought hard to defend the doomed Noldo city, but it was of no avail. Although he slew Maeglin and avenged the betrayal, he was forced to take flight with his family. Joining his wife, he followed Idril, Eärendil, and their retainers to safety.
After a long residence in Arvenien, Tuor became an accomplished seaman, and he and Idril constructed their own, beautiful White Ship. They named it Eärrámë (Q. “Sea-wing”). Upon its completion, they bid farewell to Endor and sailed westward over the Sundering Sea to Aman. Their son Eärendil remained behind, but his eventual departure resembled that of his exalted parents. Eärendil’s fate is well known, but there is no recorded conclusion of the tale of Tuor and Idril.
It is said, though, that they settled on Eldamar, and that Tuor was the only mortal ever permitted to live among the Firstborn of Aman. This fate is in keeping with Tuor’s destiny, for he was the embodiment of the union of Men and Elves that made Gondolin so special, and his life symbolized the hope that prevailed out of the Final Battle that ended the Elder Days. Read Sil 177, 242, 294 – 304, 308; UT 17 – 57, 68, 159, 161 – 62, 192, 215, 316 – 17; LotRIII 388 – 89.
- See Turin (Turambar).
- Lvl: 36. Aka: “Master of Doom” (S. “Turamarth”); Turambar of Gondor. A Dúnadan Warrior, Turambar was the ninth King of Gondor. He ascended the throne in T.A. 541, after Easterlings slew his illustrious father Tarostar (Rómendacil I). Turambar gathered Gondor’s army and reorganized its structure in order to combat the menace from the East. Then, he ordered his forces to cross the Anduin and drive the Easterlings out of Rhovanion. Turambar’s army won a decisive victory near Dagorlad, avenging Rómendacil death and vastly increasing Gondor’s eastern holdings. The territory called Dor Rhûnen became one of the South Kingdom’s most valuable and inviting possessions.
Turambar died in T.A. 667. His eldest son, Atanatar I, succeeded him. Read LotRIII 394,403.
- Lvl: 28. Aka: “Master Commander”; Turgon of Gondor. Turgon was the son of Túrin II, the twenty-third Ruling Steward of Gondor. He followed his father as the twenty-fourth Ruling Steward in T.A. 2914 and presided over Gondor during the last era of peace before the final rise of Sauron and Saruman, A Dúnadan Warrior, he was a fine fighter and administrator. When he died in T.A. 2953 — two years after Sauron’s open claim to dominion over Men and a few months before Saruman began fortifying Isengard — he was succeeded by his son Ecthelion 11. Read LotRIII 395, 416 – 17.
- Lvl: 99. Aka: “Master”; Túrin Turambar (Q. “Master of Doom”); Turamarth; Neithan (Q. “the Wronged”); Gorthol (Q. “Dread-helm”); Agarwaen (Q. “the Bloodstained”); Adanedhel (Q. “Elf-man”); Mormegil (Q. “Black Sword”). An Adan Warrior of the Third House, Túrin Turambar was the eldest child of Húrin and Morwen, and the brother of Lalaith and Nienor. He was among the most tragic figures in Adan lore and, aside from his father Húrin, was the greatest Secondborn fighter ever to set foot in Arda.
Túrin was born in Dor-lómin, where he spent his first eight years learning from his illustrious father and his uncle, Húor. When the entire host of the Third House mustered and marched off to war against Morgoth, he saw his kinsmen for the last time. All but a few perished in the war.
During the subsequent disaster at the Battle of Unnumbered Tears (Q. “Nirnaeth Arnoediad”), Húor convinced the High Elf-king Turgon to retreat to Gondolin, and Húrin and Húor fought a bloody rearguard action to cover their retreat. A poisoned arrow struck Húor in the eye, claiming his life, while Húrin was captured and taken to Angband. There, the brave Adan refused to submit to Morgoth or reveal the location of Gondolin, so the Black Enemy placed a curse on Húrin’s line. From that time onward, Túrin’s fate became inextricably tied to the Fallen Vala’s spiteful enchantment.
Morwen sent young Túrin to safety in Doriath after the war, and there he was raised by Elwë (Thingol). He grew strong — like his father, but larger — and he fought beside his teacher, the Marchwarden Beleg Strongbow. The two campaigned along Doriath’s northern frontier for three years before Túrin fell prey to the dark curse.
When Túrin returned triumphantly to Elwë’s capital at Menegroth, he became involved in a foolish but spiteful quarrel with the King’s Nando Elf advisor, Saeros. He struck the Elf and chased him to his accidental death the next day, when Saeros attempted a vengeful ambush. Túrin then fled into the wilds, fearful of his hosts’ retribution. Although Elwë sent Beleg to track him and the bowman succeeded in finding his fleeing friend, no one could convince Túrin to return to Doriath. Beleg realized this and sought to redirect the Adan’s remorseful ire. The two joined in a short-lived guerilla campaign against Morgoth. Eventually, however, they were betrayed and Orcs captured Túrin. Beleg freed his partner, but the Adan Warrior accidently slew his friend. Once again, Túrin was overcome by a tragedy.
Túrin wandered again briefly, tom by grief. While in the wild, he met and befriended the Elf Gwindor of Nargothrond, who took him to the Elven court of King Orodreth. Túrin paid homage to the helpful Firstborn and entered their service in gratitude for their kindness. Orodreth admired his military prowess and, soon, he rose to become the first Man ever to command an Elf-host.
As Warlord of Nargothrond, Túrin vanquished many foes and earned the undying enmity of Morgoth. Unfortunately, this sealed the fate his compatriots. Túrin’s successful strategies led him to embark on a bold offensive course, and he ordered that the river protecting Nargothrond be bridged so that the Elves could sally forth against their enemies. Then, when an army attacked from the North, Túrin led the whole of the Elven host to meet them in the field. King Orodreth died and Gwindor was mortally wounded during the ensuing battle (Tumhalad). Nargothrond’s sons scattered or perished.
Túrin, of course, survived — only to learn that the undefended city of Nargothrond had been sacked by the Dragon Glaurung. Orodreth’s daughter Finduilas, who loved the Adan Warlord, was captured. Once again, Túrin felt responsible, so he rushed to challenge the Drake and salvage what he could.
Glaurung met the wrathful Adan at the gates of the Elven city and there be witched him. Confused and grief-stricken, Túrin fled northward and ended his flight among his grandmother’s people in the Forest-realm of Brethil. He returned to battle against Morgoth’s servants after a long period of recuperation.
Meanwhile, Glaurung met Túrin’s only surviving sister, Nienor (whom the Adan Warrior had last seen as an infant). The Dragon cast a spell on her which stole her memory, and then he sent her wandering toward her brother in Brethil. There, Túrin found her, cared for her, and married her. Knowing herself only as Níniel, Nienor soon carried her brother’s child.
When Túrin finally met and exacted revenge on Glaurung, the great Drake removed its curse on Níniel (Nienor), enabling her to realize her unwitting crime. She took her own life by leaping into the canyon at Cabed-en-Aras. Túrin initially blamed her death on King Brandir the Lame of Brethil — for he knew Brandir coveted Níniel and had attempted to wed her while believing Túrin had died. He killed his host and overlord before discovering the truth.
Upon realizing the reason for his sister’s suicide, Túrin slew himself. The curse had run its course, and he had ended his tragic life with his own murderous hand. The Haladin buried him beneath the Stone of the Hapless at Cabed Naeramarth, a height that survived the cataclysmic flooding at the end of the Elder Days. and became known as the isle of Tol Morwen. In the end, his mother rested beside him. Read Sil 177 – 78, 205, 242 – 66, 271, 274 – 80, 284; UT 37 – 38, 51 – 52, 54, 215, 387, etc.
- Túrin I
- Lvl: 28. Aka: “Master.” A Dúnadan Warrior, Túrin I was the son of Húrin I and the father of Hador. He became the sixth Ruling Steward of Gondor in T.A. 2244 and governed the South Kingdom until his death in T.A. 2278. Read LotRIII 395.
- Túrin II
- Lvl: 29. Aka: “Master.” Túrin II was the twenty-third Ruling Steward of Gondor. His reign lasted from T.A. 2882 until his death in T.A. 2914. A Dúnadan Warrior, he was the son of Thorondir and the father of Turgon. His farsighted strategy resulted in the strengthening of Gondor’s eastern defenses, particularly at Cair Andros and Osgiliath. He also ordered the construction of secretive holds in the foothills of Ithilien, knowing that Gondor might not be able to hold the lands east of the Anduin. Túrin II was a fine general and, with the aid of the Rohirrim under the twin Princes Folcred and Fastred, he vanquished the Haradrim in the Battle of the Crossings of Poros (T.A. 2885). Read LotRIII 395, 416.
- Lvl: 14. Aka: “Homeless.” A Dúnadan Ranger, Ulbar was a shepherd from Emerië in Númenór. He served Hallatan of Hyarastomi until he became enamored of the tales of the Guild of Venturers and went to sea with Aldarion. His roguish son’s name was Îbal. Read UT 195 – 98.
- Lvl: 60. Aka: “Landless”; the Accursed. An Unfaithful Easterling Warrior and Chieftain, he was the youngest and strongest son of Ulfang the Black, High-chieftain of the Ulbarim (S. “Homeless Host”). His father’s clan enlisted in the service of the Elf Caranthir, one of Fëanor’s sons, soon after entering Beleriand. Unbeknownst to the Elves, however, Ulfast and his three sons actually served Morgoth. They supplied the Black Enemy with information for many years.
During the Battle of Unnumbered Tears (Q. “Nirnaeth Arnoediad”), Uldor led the Easterling allies and served with Caranthir in the eastern army under Maedhros. His false reports initially delayed Maedhros’ advance, but the eastern army eventually met Morgoth’s main host and successfully flanked the evil forces. Then, Uldor committed his greatest act of betrayal. He ordered his own warriors to change sides and strike their allies. While many ran out of fear and confusion, others gathered under the banner of the Accursed Easterling and his two brothers, and followed them in a surprise attack against Maedhros and his staff. Meanwhile, Uldor’s messenger slipped away into the nearby hills and took his attack orders to an awaiting force of evil Men.
The sons of Ulfang almost overwhelmed Maedhros and his retainers, but the Noldo Maglor cut Uldor down, and the Faithful Easterling sons of Bór sacrificed their lives in order to slay Ulfast and Ulwarth. Uldor’s force broke, offering a glimmer of hope for Maedhros. At that moment, though, the main Easterling army arrived from their hiding place in the neighboring heights and fell on the rear of Maedhros’ army. Their charge shattered the Elven army, and only the bravery of the Dwarven rearguard enabled the host of the sons of Fëanor to retreat without being annihilated. Regardless of what might have happened, the survivors of this desperate withdrawal always remembered that Uldor’s treachery had cost them the war. Read Sil 189, 232, 235 – 37, 311; UT 89 – 90.
- Lvl: 66. Aka: “Beardless”; the Black. Ulfang the Black was the father of Ulfast, Ulwarth, and Uldor. An Unfaithful Easterling Warrior, he was the High-chieftain of the Ulbarim (S. “Homeless Host”). His people entered Beleriand soon after the Dagor Bragollach (S. “Battle of Sudden Flame”) and, like the clan of Bór, decided to reside in peace in the realm held by the sons of Fëanor. He befriended and aided Caranthir, although he was actually a spy in the service of Morgoth. The Black Enemy used Ulfang’s information to plot the destruction of the Elven Kingdoms, but the Black Easterling never lived to see the results of his evil ploy. A sudden illness claimed Ulfang on the eve of the Battle of Unnumbered Tears (S. “Nirnaeth Arnoediad”). His holdings passed to his three greedy sons, spawning legends that ascribe his death to their hand. Read Sil 189, 231, 235.
- Lvl: 56. Aka: “Infirm.” An Unfaithful Easterling Animist and Chieftain, Ulfast was the oldest and quietest son of Ulfang the Black, High-chieftain of the Ulbarim (S. “Homeless Host”). Ulfast yielded to his youngest brother, Uldor, rather than contest his father’s Lordship. He became the High Priest of the Ulbarim, and served as Uldor’s sacrosanct advisor. Bloodthirsty, like his father and brothers, he helped betray his clan’s Elven allies at the Battle of Unnumbered Tears. Borlach slew him during the fighting, just after he had slain Borlach’s brother Borlad. Read Sil 187, 235.
- Lvl: 33. Aka: “Aimless.” An Adan Scout/Thief of the Third House, Ulrad was one of the Gaurwaith (S. “Wolf-men”), the outlaw band that roamed the western borders of Doriath. He was third in the group, serving under Forweg and Androg. Read UT 86 – 87, 89, 92 – 93, 97, 103.
- Lvl: 58. Aka: “Beardless”; the Black. The second son of Ulfang the Black, High-chieftain of the Ulbarim (S. “Homeless Host”), Ulwarth was an Unfaithful Easterling Ranger and Chieftain. He became his ruthless younger brother’s chief lieutenant for, like Ulfast, he dared not contest Uldor’s might. At the Battle of Unnumbered Tears, when the sons of Ulfang betrayed the Elves under Maedhros, Ulwarth led the left wing of his clan’s army. Borthand slew him at the height of the fray, just after Ulwarth had dispatched Borthand’s brother Borlach. Read Sil 189, 235.
- See Telwnehtar.
- Lvl: 38. Aka: “Hot End.” An Adan Scout/Rogue of the First House, Urthel was one of Barahir’s twelve outlaws. He was the youngest, save Hathaldir. Read Sil 187.
- See Lalaith.
- Lvl: 30. Aka: “Royal Power.” Valacar was born in T.A. 1229 and lived to be Gondor’s twentieth King. The eldest son of Minalcar (Rómendacil II), he was a Dúnadan Scout/Rogue who spent much of his early adulthood in Rhovanion. There, he resided among the Northmen of Vidugavia’s Kingdom and served as a symbol of his father’s commitment to their safety. He arrived in Vidugavia’s capital of Buhr Widu in T.A. 1250 and married his host’s daughter, Vidumavi, in T.A. 1264. Eldacar, the only child of Valacar’s marriage, was born ten years later.
Minalcar died in T.A. 1366, and Valacar ascended the throne in Osgiliath. His stormy rule marked a major turning point in Gondorian history. He was the first monarch in the South Kingdom to take a non-Dúnadan wife, and his son was the first heir without purely Dúnadan blood. Many of his fearful Dúnadan subjects decried his presence and called for a new King, or at the very least a new heir. This was particularly true of those folk in the southern provinces, where the once-powerful Sea-lords believed that the Crown had neglected their needs in favor of a policy of landward expansion. Unfortunately, Valacar’s unprecedented favoritism toward the Northmen aggravated the problem.
Vidumavi’s death in T.A. 1374 touched off further debate. The disenchanted Dúnedain feared that her relatively short life (140 years!) meant that the royal line had been weakened by the addition of poor blood. Rivals to Eldacar’s accession began to appear in conversation. By T.A. 1430, as Valacar weakened and his hold on internal affairs slipped, a revolt broke out in Lebennin and southern Ithilien. This rebellion exploded into the Kin-strife two years later (T.A. 1432) when Valacar died at the age of 203. Read LotRIII 395, 405; UT 311. See ICE’s Sea-lords of Gondor 9; Riders of Rohan 18; Southern Mirkwood 57 – 58.
- Valandil (I)
- Lvl: 56. Aka: “Friend of the Valar.” Valandil, the grandson of Tar-Elendil and the son of Elatan and Silmarien, was born in S.A. 630. A Dúnadan Ranger, he was the first Lord of Andúnië, and the ancestor of the Kings of both Amor and Gondor. Read LotRIII 391; UT 173, 182, 189, 208, 215, 217, 219.
- Valandil (II)
- Lvl: 42. Aka: “Friend of the Valar.” A Dúnadan Ranger and the youngest of Isildur’s four sons, Valandil was born in Rivendell around S.A. 3430. He was only 13 when Orcs slew his father and three older brothers (Elendur, Aratan, and Ciryon) in the Battle of Gladden Fields (T.A. 2), so he waited until T.A. 10 before receiving the Scepter of Annúminas and becoming the third King of Amor. While he awaited his twenty-first birthday and the age of majority, his mother oversaw the realm for eight years. He received the second Elendilmir upon his coronation and ruled wisely until his death in T.A. 249. His eldest son, Eldacar, followed him to the throne of the North Kingdom. Read LotRIII 394, 456; UT 271, 277 – 78, 284 – 85. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 29.
- Vanimeldë (Tar-)
- Lvl: 50. Aka: “Fair Beloved.” A Bard, she was the Third Ruling Queen and sixteenth ruler of Númenór. Her reign was marked by the rise of her husband and cousin Herucalmo (a descendant of Tar-Atanamir), who administered the land while she concentrated on music and dance. She bore an heir, Alcarin, but the scepter passed to Herucalmo (who ruled as Tar-Anducal) upon her death. Read LotRIII 390; UT 222.
- Lvl: 64. Aka: “Exalted Jewel”; Nolimon (Q. “Loremaster”). A Dúnadan Bard/Seer, Vardamir was the son of Elros and the father of Amandil, Vardilmë, Aulendil, and Nolondil. He was born in Andúnië in S.A. 6 and officially succeeded his father upon Elros’ death in S.A. 442. However, Vardamir elected to give the scepter to his son Amandil, rather than take the throne at the age of 381. While he is counted as a King of Westernesse, he never ruled Númenór. His act established the early Númenórean tradition of yielding the throne to a successor before death, thus ensuring the continuity of vigorous rule. Vardamir died in S.A. 471, and left a legacy that included a massive collection of ancient Elvish and Mannish lore. Read UT 218 – 19; LotRIII 390.
- Lvl: 56. Aka: “Master of Voyages.” Veantur was a Dúnadan Ranger from Eldalondë in western Númenór. He later resided in Andúnië, where he served as the Captain of the King’s Ships under Tar-Elendil, Westernesse’s fourth King (r. S.A. 590 – 740). Around S.A. 600, he commanded the first Númenórean ship to return to Middle-earth. His grandson, Anardil, became Tar-Aldarion, the Mariner King. Read UT 171, 173 – 75, 213, 219.
- See Section 4.2.
- Viduma VI
- Lvl: 14. Aka: “Wood-maiden.” A Northman Animist/Lay Healer, Vidumavi was the daughter of King Vidugavia of Rhovanion (r. T.A. 1248 – 1322). She was born in Buhr Widu, in the East Bight by Mirkwood, in the year T.A. 1234. When she reached adulthood, she fell in love with Prince Valacar of Gondor, the son of Minalcar and the heir to the throne of the South Kingdom. Valacar lived in Buhr Widu as his father’s ambassador, and Vidumavi captured his heart. They wed in T.A. 1264 and Vidumavi bore their only child ten years later. Valacar named him Eldacar, while Vidumavi called him Vinitharya, after her own tongue.
She became Queen of Gondor upon her husband’s ascension to the throne in T. A. 1366, but her presence in Osgiliath stirred the ire of many Gondorians — most notably the Sea-lords of Lebennin and Ithilien. Upon her death in T.A. 1374, the disgruntled Dúnedain cited her weak lineage and cast aspersions upon her son Eldacar. These feelings formed the foundation for the revolt that took place in southern Gondor during the later years of her husband’s reign, a rebellion which erupted into the Kin-strife when Valacar died in T.A. 1432. Read LotRIII 405; UT 311. See ICE’s Sea-lords of Gondor 9; Riders of Rohan 18.
- See Eldacar.
- Lvl: 32. Aka: “New Son”; Hyarmendacil II (Q. “South-victor”). The grandson of Eldacar and the son of Aldamir, Vinyarion was the twenty-second King of Gondor. He ruled from T.A. 1540 until his death in T.A. 1621. A Dúnadan Warrior, he was an excellent seaman who enjoyed a winter residence in Pelargir. His fascination with the sea proved fortuitous, for throughout the early years of his reign Gondor was threatened by Corsairs and Haradrim. This danger largely subsided, however, in T.A. 1551, when Vinyarion avenged the death of his father and vanquished a great Haradan fleet near the mouth of the River Hamen. He was known thereafter as Hyarmendacil II. Read LotRIII 395, 457. See ICE’s Havens of Gondor 6, 10; Sea-lords of Gondor 60.
- Lvl: 9. Aka: “Far-traveller.” A Rohir Warrior and Knight from the Wold in northeast Rohan, Wídfara fought with Elfhelm’s Éored in the Battle of Pelennor Fields (T.A. 3019). Read LotRIII 135.
- See Gríma Wormtongue in Section 4.2.
- Lvl: 25. Aka: Betrayer of the Mark. Wulf was a Dunnish Warrior of both Dunlending and Rohir ancestry. He was born in Rohan’s Westmarch in T.A. 2729 and was the only son of Freca. Hardened and cynical, he never reflected the desire for prestige that fueled his father’s rise; instead, he sought physical control over those around him. Political and military strength, not social status, intrigued Wulf.
When Freca sought the hand of Fréawyn, the daughter of King Helm of Rohan, for Wulf, the young man yielded to his father’s desires. Nevertheless, Wulf never coveted the Rohir Princess, nor did he seek her love. He remained aloof from the matter that eventually claimed his father’s life. Freca’s death, however, forced him to act, for the angry King declared Freca’s friends and family as enemies of the Riddermark. Wulf was forced to flee from Rohan in T.A. 2754.
During the next four years, Wulf lived in Dunland and plotted with the Dunlendings, who were perpetually at war with the Rohirrim. While he attributed his father’s slaying to Freca’s vanity and incompetence, the death formed a fine pretext for revenge and an ideal rallying point for the Dunnish folk in Westmarch. Wulf used his purported grief brilliantly, cementing a strong alliance with the Dunlendings and their sympathizers in western Rohan.
In T.A., 2758, when Corsairs struck Gondor’s southern coast and Easterlings assailed the eastern border of the Mark, Wulf seized the initiative and marched eastward through the Gap of Rohan. The fierce snows of the Long Winter slowed his army, but the conditions shrouded his advance. King Heim was caught off-guard and trapped with his son Hama in the Homburg. Both the King and his younger son died in the harsh cold while futilely attempting to break the siege. Wulf’s Dunlendings overran the West-mark and assailed Edoras. There, Wulf slew Haleth on the steps of the Meduseld. Proclaiming himself King Wulf Fréawinesun, he based his claim to the throne on his supposed descendance from Rohan’s fifth King, Fréawine (r. T.A. 2659 – 80). His reign lasted the Winter. With Spring’s onset, Fréaláf Hildeson, Heim’s nephew, came out of his refuge at Dunharrow and attacked Wulf’s army as they celebrated in the capital. Fréaláf cut Wulf down, ending the brief Dunlending regime.
Although primarily of Dunnish blood, Wulf enjoyed the fair features of a Rohir: blond hair, blue eyes, and an angular countenance. He stood 6’2”, and his appearance contrasted sharply with the very corpulent and Dunnish look associated with Freca. Read LotRIII 431 – 33. See ICE’s Riders of Rohan 7, 37 – 38, 61.
- Lvl: 21. Zamîn was an elderly and outspoken Dúnadan Animist/Healer. She was the country-woman who aided Erendis, the wife of Tar-Aldarion of Númenór. Read UT 194 – 97, 209,
- Zimraphel (AR-)
- Lvl: 36. Aka: Tar-Míriel (Q. “Jewel Maiden.”). A Dúnadan Bard, Zimraphel was the eldest child of Tar-Palantír and heir to throne of Númenór. Her cousin, Ar-Pharazôn, usurped her throne by forcing her into marriage — against her will and contrary to Númenórean law. He then imprisoned her in Armenelos as his Queen. Waves swallowed her as she attempted to scale the stairway up the Meneltarma during the Akallabêth in S.A. 3319. Read LotRIII 390; UT 224, 227; Sil 333, 345 – 46.
- Zimrathôr (Tar-)
- Lvl: 47. Aka: Tar-Hostamir. A Dúnadan Mage/Mentalist, Ar-Zimrathôr was born in S.A. 2798. He ruled as the twenty-first King of Númenór from S.A. 2962 until his death in S.A. 3033. Zimrathôr maintained his father Ar-Adûnakhôr’s policies regarding the proscription of Elven tongues and ways, and he continued the persecution of the Faithful. When he died, his son Sakalthor took the scepter. Read LotRIII 390; UT 222.
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