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Andanc (N)

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A red Cold-drake, Andanc (S. "Long-maw"; Q. Ancando), known to the Northrons as Scalia, was one of the younger dragons of the Third Age, and after Smaug's death along with Gesturaeta the most powerful of the Cold-drakes of the Grey Mountains.

Originally residing at Mount Udûnanca on the northeastern side of the Withered Heath, Andanc was an aggressive but sleepy creature who, even when stirred, slept 95% of the time. When he was awake, he hunted Reindeer, but his favorite prey were Trolls, for he enjoyed the thrill of a good fight. Stronger than the other old Cold-drakes, he became a mighty Dragon-lord, who tolerated no other as his equal.

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Original name in MERP: Ando-Anca → (Q.) Ancando = (S.) Andanc
Original name in LOTRRPG: Skell → Scalia

Ando-Anca is a corrupt Quenya form, which is corrected into a corresponding Sindarin form, as Quenya was a language of lore and of the First Age, and a Sindarin name would have been far more common and widespread in the mid Third Age.

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