Waelden, son of Eldewine

Name Waelden
Formerly a sperewigend of Faldham and personal guard to Lord Tiubar; now more of a family man, a warden of carts and wagons upon the roads, and an aspiring trader.
Middle-aged, close to the 50th mark.
Rohan; commonly seen in Bancross, Edoras, Floodwend and Snowbourne.
Outward Appearance

Waelden appears to be a sturdy, middle-aged man. He is of strong, well-trained build and seems to be quite agile for his advanced age, but the passing of time is clearly visible. The once long and blonde hair is now visibly thinning out upon his head, and it has become more gray than blonde, though a number of golden strands may still be visible. There are wrinkles here and there that mar his features, and a couple of healed scars on his face witness of battles and hard times in the past. If one would see him without a shirt; some parts of his arms, shoulders and upper body bears the healed marks of a man of battle. The heavy accent of a rohir lingers in the air when he speaks westron, but he is still soft-spoken and gentle in his manners.

This is clearly a true Man of the Mark.


Credits and image sources
The profile banner is edited by me from a screenshot of the Aldburg Mead Hall in LOTRO
and all due credit for the in-game artwork goes to the creative team of SSG/Turbine.

The portrait is edited by me from a LOTRO screenshot of the character in question.


A few points of interest in his personal life, that may or may not be common knowledge to those who know him, either as a friend or acquaintance, or have merely heard his name being mentioned in any way throughout the Riddermark:

- Waelden is the only surviving son of Eldewine of Faldham and Fyrewyn of Cliving, both are deceased since many years.

- As a young rider who trained hard under his father's watchful eyes and the trainers of Faldham, he soon rose to become a respected sperewigend amongst the Elfward in his later teenage years and early adulthood. He proved his worth in battle many times over, and served the lords of Faldham in their campaigns in the Norcrofts and beyond for many years, proudly wearing the mark of the famed Elfwards. His father Eldewine had by that time struck a deal with his long-time friend Ehteris Tiubar, a man of lordly stature, and went to Floodwend to stand by his side. When Ehteris passed, Eldewine continued serving his son Ehris.

- A fate like many others awaited brave and honorable Eldewine, and when he met his untimely demise in the northern reaches of Rohan, thus came the chance for Waelden to heed the call and fulfill the oath in his father's place. Waelden moved to live in Floodwend and serving as the personal guard and all-around handyman of the Tiubar family. He will remain as such until his death, or until the agreement is mutually broken. Such is the power and price of oaths, commitment and honor that echo through the generations. However, he is usually free to pursue his own goals and ambitions as he sees fit, and especially now when the elderly lord Tiubar is retired from active campaigning and mostly spends his days at home. In recent years Waelden has been tasked with leading and guarding the trading wagons that go from Floodwend across the Mark, often to Snowbourn and Edoras, and occasionally other towns along the way or further into the Mark. This has made him well acquainted with many taverns and their patrons along the way.

- Waelden is a widower. He married his teenage love Eda when they were both of age, and they stayed together as life-partners until the day of her death. A cruel sickness and fever had taken a grave hold of her, and she eventually passed away on a warm summer's morning some years ago. Together they have a teenage daughter, Ethel, who is Waelden's greatest joy in life and the reason he carries on. In more recent times he has grown close to Yllfa, by a chance meeting that brought them together, and eventually turned into a great and mutual love and respect for one another.

- Waelden has now moved himself and his daughter closer to Edoras, for many a benefit to both his family and lord Tiubar alike. Above all he wants to give Ethel the space and opportunity to grow into the woman she's destined to be. Also to have a close man near the capital and the centre of trade does indeed give plenty of opportunity for lord Tiubar and Floodwend as well, and he will continue traveling the trade routes together with the merchants, from Edoras to Floodwend and any other town when the need arises. Occasionally even Ethel might join him, since she's old enough to see more of the world now.

- Tragedy struck as a wicked dunlending man burned down Yllfa's family farm, upon which they had hoped to settle down, and the family has now settled together in the village of Bancross instead, where they seek to build a home, a life and a prosperous future together.

Life must go on, and many are the tales and adventures still to come for Waelden, son of Eldewine, and for those closest and dearest to him.



Tales of a Rider, a Wolf, and their cub
Collected tales, songs and memories from the personal lives of Waelden, Yllfa, and Ethel.

The Bancross Chronicles
Information and collected tales from the people in the village of Bancross, Rohan.

Credits and image sources
The Rohan Shield and The Sword are original 3D artworks created by me.

See the gallery for more pictures and information on how they were made, and for inspiration sources.
The banners for the chronicles are edited by me from screenshots taken in LOTRO.


Laurelin RP Group on Discord

The Tiubar family, and any good-hearted rohirrim. Brynleigh and Duncadda in particular, and he has grown close to Yllfa.
A daughter, Ethel, currently thirteen years of age. He has no living siblings, and his parents and wife have all passed.
All those who serve the darkness, and that which threaten his family.
Yllfa and his daughter Ethel; good food and drink in even better company; tales and songs of old and new, and all that is true and good in the world.
Spiteful people filled with nothing but hate and contempt; Orcs, goblins and wargs, and any other dark servant of Mordor.
To fulfill his oath and duty, and to make certain his daughter will grow up in a better world where she can become whatever she wants.

Waelden's Adventures

Riding North - Part II: And the earth trembled 1 week 4 days ago
Riding North - Part I: Paths old and new 1 week 4 days ago
The witch's curse 4 months 1 week ago
The fires of farewell 8 months 3 weeks ago
A prelude to war - Part II 11 months 3 hours ago
Waelden's Adventures

Waelden's Gallery

Waelden's Gallery