Eisleneth of Rohan, the Red-Maiden
Champion, Master of Jeweller's Guild, Westfold Prospector, Westfold Cook
|Residence||currently: travelling across the Middle-Earth, hometown: Snowbourne|
Derived from words: ís (ice) and flameth (flame).
She’s been noble-born in Snowbourne Settlement to Thordred and Sigya of the House of Thorl (Thorlingas). She had an elder brother Gamulf who left home in scout group of Rohirrim going north and Eisleneth hasn’t heard about him since. In her young age her parents have settled in the Wulf’s Cleft in the Gap of Rohan for few years, where they’ve always been called Duvodiad and raided constantly by Dragon-Clan. Then they moved to Nan Laeglin in Enedwaith when Eisleneth was 9. She didn't find her place there, being bored even by the landscape, so she escaped from their temporary home, joined the group of merchants and travelled back to Snowbourne. She grew up under protection of Thrymma – the Snowbourne’s blacksmith and champion trainer. He started to teach her martial arts when she was 10 and she became a dual-wielding warrior. In age of 16 she joined a mercenary group travelling west and then north accross the Middle-Earth and made her journey with them till she reached the Bay of Forochel. There she settled in Sûri-kylä, helping Lossoth by protecting their caravans travelling through snowy no-man-lands.
During all expeditions she completed her armor and equipment out of trophies and vendors from around the Middle-Earth – as a typical mercenary. She was awarded with a piece of chest armor by Lossoth of Forochel, she won her Blademaster’s leggings in a duel, and got her cloak from elves she protected on the road to Bree. Her hood is her favorite piece of clothing and because of it she’s been known under the name of the Red-Maiden.
She became an honorary Lossoth and moved to Bree to settle for good. She married her Rohirric companion – Jorundr and bought a house in Bree homesteads-area where they lived for 7 years having a daughter – Rannveig, but Saruman grew stronger and threaten their country. They had to move out of Bree with another expedition carrying confidential orders. That’s why her sister-in-law – Leofara of Rohan - came to Eriador to look for them. She wanted to give them a warning and proposal of joining a group of travellers and adventure seekers. Eisleneth is ready again to wield her swords – this time: against armies of the White Hand. Apart from her quest her biggest hope is also to find her long-time-not-seen brother - Gamulf - or at least people that heard of him. She has a feeling he might be still alive. And her parents? They live out there somewhere - not that she really cares considering the fact they wanted her to stay home knitting...
Eisleneth is a distrustful person who doesn’t speak needless words, she prefers acting than talking about the weather and she always speaks her mind. Honesty doesn’t give her many friends (in a contrary), but those she calls so, can cherish her loyal friendship their entire life. In her early years she’s been betrayed by so-called friends and now she’s far more careful in making acquaintance. She’s sometimes considered rude by people who don’t know her well, but to know her well they need a lot of time, therefore she’s a big mystery to them and usually they get unsure in her presence. The truth is that Eisleneth lived her entire life as a mercenary and knows this life of danger perfectly – that’s why she fights to gain self-confidence she never reaches in social relations. However to be called “a friend” by her is a really special thing...
In her travels she met few people she is very involved with, especially her husband Jorundr, healer named Sveriwyn, a fellow-Riders couple: Nadryna and Cynewulf, kind Winifredu, a funny little hobbit named Brunelle, righteous and tallented Creowyn, mysterious Ylvaru the Shadowhood and a fierce elven huntress Gaomee. And her sister-in-law Leofara - but from another reason: Leofara stole 100 gold from her...
title art & Eisleneth art © K. de Jongh (who plays Eisleneth)
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quiet places, beer, horses, loyality, close friends, good fight, wisdom
impoliteness, rudeness, thievery, betrayal, ignorance
reuniting with family, returning home, exploration of unknown places
If it moves - hit it. If it doesn't move - push it over, then hit it. If neither of these work - it's probably a tree...
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