Brethil the Herbalist lived in the Ardhlarem (S. "High City") of Ost-in-Edhil during the Second Age. He was the premier grower of plants—for both medicinal and aesthetic purposes—in the haven. He rarely retired to the chambers of his abode, preferring to pass all his hours in his gardens, tending the herbs there or meditating on their beauty. Brethil stood 6'5" and weighed 200 pounds, making him a bit smaller than the average Noldo. He liked to joke that his lack of stature just made it easier for him to get down to earth. Most folk failed to see his point.