Cadfardd - Derudh of Dunland
Self-voted leader of the small band of travellers. A Derudh - reading signs and speaking to Rhi Helvarch. A raider and a traveller on the side.
Somewhere in his early twenties.
He resides in all over Dunland, sometimes in the war-camps of Rohan though always where his two companions are.
For decades before 2510 of the Third Age, the men of Calenardhon lived in peace, farming in the rich hills and breeding sheep and goats. That was until orcs and Balchoth raided the lands on their scourge of the Southern Kingdom. The Steward of Gondor, Cirion, called for aid and the rider Borondir Udalraph went North and summoned Éorl the Young.
The Éotheod drove away the plague of orcs and Balchoth, and in return the Steward granted them the lands of Calenhardhon, that would later become known as Rohan or the Riddermark. They drove out the men that lived here, into the hills nearby which was later named Dunland.
For years these men brooded over how they lost their lands to these invaders from the North, and in the year 2758 of the Third Age, led by Wulf I they invaded Dunland and their leader became the King of Rohan for a year until his death at the hand of Fréaláf Hildeson.
They stayed in the mountainous lands of Dunland, with six clans located there: Yr Uch-Luth (The Ox-Clan.) Y Ddraig-Luth (The Dragon-Clan.) Yr Afanc-Luth (The Afanc-Clan.) Y Turch-Luth (The Boar-Clan.) Y Hebog-Luth (The Falcon-Clan) and Y Caru-Luth (The Stag-Clan). All of them held the hatred of the Forgoil within them, but not all were to act upon it.
The Dragon Clan swore allegiance to Saruman, the White-Wizard of Isengard, who would often poison the minds of the Wildmen, reigniting the fire that burned so harshly of hatred. The Falcon soon followed, and allied themselves strongly with the Dragon Clan. The Ox Clan was eventually persuaded, however not all agreed and those that did not were sent North to Enedwaith, establishing Lhanuch.
One Clan that would not agree was the Boar-Clan and so it was decided that the other clans would raid them. With fire hungry and weapons thirsty, the Dragons, Falcons and Ox all swarmed against the village, where the Derudh Cadfardd lived. It is at this raid where he sustained his worst scar, when he tried to fight back against the warrior Pren Rhyfelwr to protect his family, though he was lucky to escape with his life.
When he did escape, he went with the other two survivors he could find, Frontan the Healer and Eilonnwy the Warrior. Now the three travel across Dunland, from village to village in search of vengeance and a new life.
They perished in the raid against the Boar Village.
His largest enemy is the Forgoil like the rest of the Dunlendings.
The air, the water, the fire, the earth, the stones, the people.
He would say he hates nothing other than the Flax-heads.
"Do not think with your mind all the time, follow what your instincts say like Rhi Helvarch intended." -- "Diolch, Rhi Helvarch."