Waelden

Waelden, son of Eldewine

Name Waelden
Status
Active
Occupation
Formerly a sperewigend of Faldham and personal guard to Lord Tiubar; now more of a warden of carts and wagons upon the roads, and an aspiring trader.
Age
Middle-aged, close to the 50th mark.
Race
Man
Residence
Rohan; commonly seen in Bancross, Edoras, Floodwend and Snowbourne.
Kinship
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.
 


( The profile banner is created 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 painting of Waelden is made by Mearhe and posted with her blessing.
A link to the original in higher resolution can be found here: Waelden's Portrait
)

Background

( The Rohan Shield is an original artwork created by Waelden )
( See the gallery for more pictures and information on how it was made, and for inspiration sources. )

Points of interest in his personal life:

- Waelden is the only surviving son of Eldewine of Faldham and Fyrewyn of Cliving, whom are both 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. 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 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 travelling 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 is now living together in the village of Bancross, 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.

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Various informative links below:

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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.

(the banners for the chronicles are made by the player of Waelden, out of screenshots from LOTRO)

Friends
The Tiubar family, and any good-hearted rohirrim. Brynleigh and Duncadda in particular, and he has grown close to Yllfa.
Relatives
A daughter, Ethel, currently thirteen years of age. He has no living siblings, and his parents and wife have all passed.
Rivals/Enemies
All those who serve the darkness, and that which threaten his family.
Loves
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.
Hates
Spiteful people filled with nothing but hate and contempt; Orcs, goblins and wargs, and any other dark servant of Mordor.
Motivation
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.
Quotes

Waelden's Adventures

Into the Cold: A call from the Wild 1 week 2 days ago
Poem: Lament of a Rider 1 month 1 week ago
From the ashes of burned dreams 3 months 3 weeks ago
Poem: The War-Horn 5 months 6 days ago
A deadly dance of fire and smoke 5 months 1 week ago
Waelden's Adventures

Waelden's Gallery

Waelden's Gallery