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Glorfindel Goldenhair

Glorfindel

Home(s)
Originally: Tirion upon Túna; later: Gondolin; later:Imladris
Language(s)
People
Time Period
Years of the Trees - F.A. 510; S.A. 1600 (Return to Middle-Earth) - Unknown
Gender
Male
Parents
Athyamo Valandur(N); Findis Alassinde(N)
Siblings
Neurinya
Spouse
Unknown
Children
Unknown (N) = non-canon


Glorfindel was of the house of Finwe and lord of the House of the Golden Flower.He departed the Undying Lands with his brethren, though somewhat reluctantly, fought valiantly against Morgoth. A valiant captain of the guard in Gondolin, Glorfindel escaped the sack of that city and aided in Tuor, Idril, and their child's flight. The party was attacked by an evil force led by a Balrog, however. Glorfindel engaged the demon in single combat while the others escaped. Both the Elf-lord and the Balrog fell to their deaths.Brought before Námo in Mandos Glorfindel chose to be reembodied instead of reincarnation into a new Hroa and was sent back to Middle-Earth to support the Istari in their struggle against Sauron.

Returned to Endor Glorfindel eventually offered his service to Elrond and rose to the chief of the Guardians of Rivendell. He led a force in the Last Alliance of Men and Elves, as well as commanding the Elven army which defeated Angmar in the Battle of Fornost (T.A. 1975). Not least among his accomplishments was no doubt the instruction of Aragorn in the ways of combat. Few of his kind remained in Middle-earth by the end of the Third Age. Not only strong, Glorfindel was accounted one of the Wise, and attended the Council of Elrond. He sailed into the West with the Ringbearers at the end of the Third Age.

Appearance

Glorfindel was tall (6* 10") and strong, with clear, bright blue eyes and long golden hair.

Items

Names

  • Laurefindil

Genealogy

Glorfindel is often guessed a member of the royal house of the Noldor, possibly a descendant of one of Finwes daughters, Irime or Findis.

References

  • MERP:Lords of Middle-earth Vol I: The Immortals
  • MERP:Middle-Earth Adventure Guidebook II
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