gondolin_noble: (glorfindel)

The Re-embodied Elf

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Created on 2012-02-26 04:24:45 (#1520948), last updated 2016-05-20 (70 weeks ago)

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Birthdate:Jun 7
Glorfindel, a Noldor elf of noble blood, was one of the followers of Turgon, the founder of Gondolin. He was the head of the House of the Golden Flower, and lived in the safe refuge of Gondolin until its destruction by Melkor in the year 510 of the First Age. He and his men protected the fleeing innocent through a hidden passageway through the surrounding mountains, until they were set upon by a balrog, an ancient evil created by Melkor, a creature of flame and darkness.
Glorfindel and the balrog fought on the narrow path, and though Glorfindel did win his fight, he was pulled to his death by the falling Balrog, and they perished together.

Thus ends the tale of Glorfindel.


In the Third Age, year 1975, he reappears in the tales. Returned from the Halls of Mandos to aid one Elrond Peredhil, as he aided and protected the elf lord's grandsire. He fought in the wars against the Witch-King, predicting that no mortal man would slay that evil ruler. He was sent from Imladris to find Frodo and the burden he carried and proved his power against the Ringwraiths, driving them off the trail of the brave hobbit. After, he followed Elrond and his war-party to Mirkwood, to join in the fight to reclaim that elvish realm.

After the War of the Ring, he stayed in Imladris after Elrond's departure, watching over the last of that family - Elrohir and Elladan, Elrond's twin sons. Eventually he may go West, but for now, he's content where he is.

Glorfindel is tall, lean, and fair, his golden hair suggesting that he may carry some Vanyarian blood in his veins, as well as Noldori. He enjoys a good joke, his time in the Halls of Waiting making him appreciate the simple things in life more. He has no desire for power or leadership, though he tends to fall into that role more often than not, despite his best efforts. He speaks Sindarian, and fluent Quenyan at times, though all will be translated by Bar, no doubt. For those that can see it, he shines with a bright light, a symbol of his power against the unseen as well as the seen.

For more information, see here, under Glorfindel.

Glorfindel is from The Lord of the Rings, and is the property of JRR Tolkien. He appears here solely for the purpose of role-playing in [info]milliways_bar, from which no profit whatsoever is being made.
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