Andarne Glingaeron "Baingol" o Lórien
Glandir o Lothlórien. Father and Husband.
|Residence||Lothlórien, Telain Melthin.|
Names and Titles
Mother and Father Name(s): Andarne, meaning 'Long Beside Water'. The given name, by his Father. Glingaeron, meaning 'The sea gleams in his eyes'. The name given to him by his Mother.
After-name(s): Lamaen, gifted by his mother, long ago. Star-arrow, given to him by a Rohirric Peasant. Colfindir, gifted to him by the Galadhrim and used in his homeland. Túion, used ceremonially. Celegfaron, gifted to him by Losdirith, his mentor. Sadron, a name given by a Galadhrim Warden. Baingol, given to him by his wife; Malliel, on their wedding.
Title(s): Honoured of the White Lady, given to him due to services of great value to Lothlórien. Liege of the Lord, gifted after becoming a vassal within Caras Galadhon, and proving his worth to Celeborn. Flet-runner, gifted for his services as a courier in his youth. Warrior of Lothlórien, gifted for his duty as a soldier. Ambassador, given to him by Galadriel; but rarely used.
Valar Worshipped: Irmo, Lord of Dreams and Master of the Gardens of Lórien. Oromë, the Huntsman and Finder of the Elves. Estë, the Healer of hurts and weariness. Nienna, Lady of sorrow and grief. Yavanna, the Kindler of nature and living things. Varda, Lady of the Stars.
Andarne (Pronounced: Ahn-dar-neh) is one of the Silvan Elves of Lothlórien, born to Ornalaurëon and Andúnenis on the first day of Laer (Summer), in the year of 3400 of the Second Age. Vanyar, through blood; he befriended another, named Tinuvinil, and the two were unseperable. For years, as children, they played; for Andarne was blessed with a true friend. Unfortunately, he was not blessed with a father for long; for Ornalaurëon was slain in Mordor, in the year 3434.
After his father's death, Andarne was tutored by Losdirith; a warden of Lothlórien; of the highest-rank. Losdirith was friends with Ornalaurëon; and it was the wish of the patriarch that his son be tutored by the finest. For many years, he was taught the ways of weaponry; the bow, the spear, the sword and dagger, while also revising on his own; languages, alchemy and smithing. However, every ounce of happiness that he had was tainted by the sorrow of his father's death.
For at least one hundered years, Andarne helped his mother cope with the grief. He, too, felt it; but decided to better assist his mother instead. When her tears finally stopped falling, she asked of him if he would take her to Lindon; to sail. Andarne said to her; "No, I shall not sail with thou. But I shall set thou forth, so that thou may see father again and thy heart lifted of it's burden." She agree'd, and later that year; Andarne took her from Lórien, through Eregion; and into Lindon. It was at that moment that Andarne first glimpsed the Great Sea; and the longing of the West fell upon him. But, as Galadhrim; and still under the sway of Nenya, Andarne would not sail.
Upon the journey back from Lindon, to Imladris, Andarne was waylaid by orcs; and his party captured or slain. For three years of Men, he was held against his will; tortured, his spirit tested. He would hvae wished death upon himself, if it were not for the intervention of Elrond Half-elven, who cured Andarne of the grievous wounds. This would not be the last time Elrond would save Andarne.
After recovering in Imladris, and resting there for three Years of Men; Andarne set back West, settling in Ered Luin for a time. Many years, he was a Scholar within the archives; collecting relics of the past ages. Yet when the Dourhands came, he was witness to a battle that would shape him for the rest of his life. Lord Elrond came, again, to his aid; and within the first month's it's Fall, Edhelion was but a memory to him.
Not long after, he returned to Lothlórien; and took up the position of 'Warden'; guarding the borders from the orcs of the mountains. But as the forest receeded back, so too did his duty; and soon, Andarne felt the urge to leave once more. Upon his leaving, which he recorded in his own Journal, Galadriel, Lady of Lórien, spoke unto him; “Hitherto shalt thou come, and in haste; for within thy heart, great pride thou shalt bear. Let that time come, not in haste like thou shalt. But in my Garden, you will find peace and love.” This message would linger in his mind, until recent times.
He began to travel South, after this. Coming quickly to the river 'Limlight', and heading West into Fangorn; the previous border of Lórien. There, he sped south into Rohan; but did not stay long. From there, he went Westward; until Eregion was at last in view again. By now, it was the third millenium of the Third Age.
For some time, he was present with the threat from Angmar anew; under Mordrith, Steward of Angmar. But he played a small part, alone. In years past, he had faced the Witch-king of Angmar's forces, both at Amon Sûl and Fornost; but the memory of those battles kept him away, for so many died.
It was not until the year 3018, of the Third Age, that he met Malliel; and the two were immediatly struck with love in their hearts. They began courting soon after meeting, and wed one year; back in Lothlórien, within the Gardens of Galadriel, as the Lady had prophesied. To them both, their homeland is the most important thing; save each other to themselves. For Andarne would risk no hurt to his wife, and son; Nemben. Even to the extent of laying aside his life.
When time is available to him, Andarne either spends it with his son, wife, or within the libraries; devouring books whole. However, it is not uncommon to see him in meditation; indoors or outwith. At night, he is known to wander at times; his mind full of thought, and gazing at the stars of Varda. During the day, he might be found among the tree's and delves of the land he inhabits. Through the time of Minuial (dawn) or Aduial (dusk), he may be heard singing softly to himself; of songs from his homeland, and even those taught to him by his mother; which were, in turn, taught to her from across the Sea.
The future is written, as is it said. Námo, whom knows the doom of everything, knows all, and forgets none. Each being in existence has a place, which he will tell, and Andarne hopes is is one that can help as many as he can. His family, his friends; and kin. All he will fight for, in the dark days; unto the ending of the world.
Regarding the Steeds of the Elf; Andarne
Of all the animals in Middle-earth, none are loved more than horses; by Andarne. For years he has been served by the Equine race; and honoured the beasts like brothers.
His first steed, whom was named Bruidal (Meaning: Noisy Foot), was a weak thing; but catered to the needs of his rider. Sadly, Bruidal passed after an arrow struck deep. For this, and in thanks, Andarne set Bruidal's mate free, to roam the wild.
The second steed, whom was named Galroch (Meaning: Light Horse), served for a great many years. One of the fastest, Galroch sped Andarne during his days of Errand-running. Now, the beast enjoys a retirement; but will gladly let his former rider sit atop him again.
The third, named Moroch (Meaning: Black Horse), was a beast from the Lands of Mirkwood. In his youth, Moroch was a strong and violent thing; often rearing. But over the years, he came to love Andarne; and settled. Now, moroch bears two children. But always yearns for the open plains, and his rider.
The fourth, Talagor (Meaning: Fast Foot), was the father of another of Andarne's steeds; Glosroch. Talagor favoured Andarne, after being gifted away by his previous rider. Though injured in the past, he would not let it get the better of him. Alas, it did; and even the medicines of the Galadhrim cannot relieve the pain in his legs.
The fifth, named Belegorgh (Meaning: Mighty Horse), is a resident of Imladris. Gifted to Andarne after a deed done to the Vale's Lord, Belegrogh enjoys the time among his kin and land. However, given that his rider is often away from Eriador; rest is not unknown to him.
The sixth steed, whom is named Baidhroch (Meaning: Fair Horse), was a gift from the Lord Celeborn of Lothlórien. He is a strong, and fast beast; eager for battle like no other Andarne has known. But in his heart, Baidhrioch also yearns for peace among all.
The seventh, and current, is Glosroch (Meaning: Snow-white Horse), is Andarne's favoured Steed. The child of Talagor, Glosroch knowns no fear in battle; and resides within Lothlórien. For he was gifted to Andarne, after Talagor's inability to ride.
All seven steeds are loved by Andarne. All seven love him, in life and death. Each would die for each other, and are cared for by their rider. Know that Andarne would not willingly risk his Steed's in warfare, but the beasts bear him regardless; for they respect and honour him, as he does to them.
Orcs and Sauron.
Morgoth Bauglir and his lieutenant; Sauron. All threats against Lothlórien, rudeness and lack of Duty.
The success of the Free Peoples in the age-long war against Evil.
"His mother, he resembled in face and form, but in mood and mind he was the son of his father."