Tinnurion Turwath of Nan Elmoth
Wanderer of Middle-Earth and former servant of the House of Eöl
Current dwelling in Mirkwood
Tinnurion was born sometime during the years of the trees in the realm of Eglador. There he abided by the rule of King Elu Thingol and lived in peace well beyond his adolescent years. He was much occupied with reverence of the stars and the songs of his people, and later also with the Naugrim, who he held close to his heart.
In the year 1497 Y.T., when all of Middle-Earth was lit only by starlight, the Vala Morgoth waged war upon the Teleri and Elu Thingol led his people into the First Battle of Beleriand. Tinnurion fought valiantly but he returned with a great disliking of battle and vowed never again to take part in the wars of his kin against Morgoth.
It was in Doriath that Tinnurion met Eöl, a noble elf of like mind. Eöl was ill at ease in Doriath when Melian set her enchantments about the realm. Before long he left for the forest of Nan Elmoth and by Thingol's leave he made it his fiefdom. Tinnurion followed him willingly and served him loyally for many years. There he became secretive and silent like his master, and slowly but surely the grace of the Eldar left him.
When Eöl disappeared, Tinnurion went looking for him, but he ventured too far north and was taken by the enemy. Five years of thralldom in the mines of Angband followed, which left him maimed and weakened, and increasingly reserved in years to come. Henceforth he was a wayward elf, forsaken by his kin and left to wandering the wide lands of Middle-Earth.
After centuries of wandering and sojourning in places away from sunlight, he came at last to Eryn Galen, the Greenwood of Old. Here he faced the great spiders, the spawn of Shelob, in his attempts to build a home for his own. But in the end, the dark powers gathering at Dol Guldur forced him out of his dwelling and further into Mirkwood, where he came onto the Nandor. Here he found the solace he had long been bereft of, and though he ever remained a solitary figure, he could again know the comfort of those like minded, like he once did in Nan Elmoth of old.
For a complete history on Tinnurion, I refer you to the chronicle The Legacy of Nan Elmoth, which recounts his many tales.
Here follow the names he carried throughout the long years of his life:
Aeglirion 'Son of Mountains' - his first attested name by which he was known among the Lathrim of Doriath before he moved to Nan Elmoth.
Tinnurion 'He who is crowned in twilight' or for the sake of brevity 'Twilight garland' or even 'Son of Twilight' - the name he took for his own after the coming of the sun and the name he has carried ever since.
Daerandir 'Shadow wanderer' - a name he took in despair after his return from Angband.
The Black Elf of Minhiriath - a simple name the Edain of Minhiriath gave to him during his stay in the forest of Eryn Vorn and by which few men thereafter knew him until at last all memory of him left them.
Turwath 'Master of Shadows' - a name he used in defiance of the Noldor of Eregion and went by during much of the third age.
The Noldor, Sauron, the sun and spiders
The stars, the night, twilight, mountains, bathing in still pools, brewing elixirs of all kind, smithing and the company of dwarves.
The Noldor, spiders, Sauron and his host.
To uphold the memory of Eöl, to safeguard the endeavours of his Dwarven friends, but most of all to live a life in peace in a place to call home.
Fruni Stouthammer to Tinnurion: 'I have not yet crossed paths with one such as you. One who would forsake his own kin for the benefit of another."