Ninimil

Ninimil

Name Ninimil
Status
Active
Occupation
Mirkwood scout, but currently wandering
Age
Middle-Aged
Race
Elf
Residence
Wandering
Kinship
Outward Appearance

Nínimil is slight of build, and towards the shorter end of average for her kind, but is unmistakably Elven in countenance, bearing, and grace. She has a light, lilting voice, in contrast to an often more grim and serious personality. Her grey eyes show no coldness, however - only a sharpness capable of intense focus or glittering mirth depending on the situation and surroundings. When not covered by a hood, pale silver hair falls around her shoulders, and when the light catches it, it glistens like newfallen snow. This one visible sign of her lineage is kept neatly in place typically by nothing more than a simple, unadorned band unless in a more formal setting, when a finely-wrought band of silver takes its place.

 

Nínimil typically wears dark greens, whether dressed for the road or for relaxation, and steps with a quiet and practised grace. Her armour is noticeably well-made, but lacks any visible adornment or decoration aside from a leaf-shaped cloak pin from her home of Mirkwood.

 

When speaking to other Elves, Nínimil tends towards Sindarin, and rarely the Silvan tongue. For all other races or mixed company, she will default to the common speech of Men out of politeness.

Background

While a dedicated subject of the Woodland Realm, Nínimil's lineage is drawn not from the Silvan Elves, but from two parents in the small band of Sindar who followed Oropher eastwards after the War of Wrath. Her hair - her namesake - is enough for most familiar with the differing branches of the Teleri to surmise as much; to others, she is simply another child of the forest. Nínimil herself loves the wooded land of her birth deeply, and uses the woodland tongue with as much comfort as Sindarin, having been immersed in both nearly all her life. She feels a deep loyalty to Thranduil, and has been a scout and warden of the Woodland Realm since the time of his father, having come of age roughly in the middle of his reign.

 

Following the War of the Last Alliance, and the disaster that befell Oropher's host at Dagorlad, the usually cheerful Nínimil became somewhat more serious and occasionally grim - never brooding, but more prone to silent introspection and distant thought. This behaviour only deepened as the shadow grew greater over Mirkwood, and as her people retreated in the face of it. Vigilance now defines the Elf-maid's sense of self, and she sees her wanderings in the wider context of a duty to protect the beauty of Arda. Nevertheless, she remains to this day a person given to compassion, and will display a good-natured, if usually wry, wit, and never turns down a chance to share the road with those who strive to hold back the darkness.

 

Nínimil is rarely seen without her bow, either across her back or resting nearby (if not directly on her lap). When travelling, she prefers to dress simply, so as not to draw attention to herself, but when the situation calls for it (or perhaps, whenever the opportunity arises), she has a set of fine clothes and jewelry that she carefully maintains. She is more accepting of the Dwarves than perhaps most from her homeland, occasionally being seen in the company of a befuddling and often grumbling Dwarf, and has even picked up a familiarity with smoking a pipe as a result. She has a deep and obvious love for the sound of singing, as evinced by her occasional habit of cutting someone off mid-sentence to hear the singer more clearly. She is occasionally reserved in speech, though a keen listener, and is sometimes more formal than she intends to be, but rarely (intentionally) displays arrogance or condescension in how she talks to others. 

 

Friends
Kromnir 'Diamondeye'
Relatives
None
Rivals/Enemies
Loves
Snow, the stars in the trees, the sound of rushing water, a cup of wine, and creatures great and small
Hates
Creatures of darkness, wasteful destruction of nature, the shadow over Mirkwood
Motivation
Quotes

Ninimil's Adventures

Ninimil's Adventures

Ninimil's Gallery

Ninimil's Gallery