Ithilwe "Ithil" Laurelindion
Bowyer, Emissary of the Elves, Protector of Middle Earth
Born in the later parts of the first age.
Ithilwe was born in Gondolin not too long before its demise. He was born to 2 archers of the House of the Heavenly Arch, led by the Lord Egalmoth. His mother was a Sindar elf who hailed from Doriath. His father, a Noldor of old, one who endured the crossing of the Helcaraxe.
When he was young, Ithilwe was only interested in reading and books. He did not have many friends, as he was extremely shy and quiet. It seemed he would become a scholar and advisor in the court of King Turgon, instead of the warrior archer his father desired him to be.
Barely out of his majority, he fell in love with a member of the House of the Golden Flower. The two were to be wed in the spring of F.A. 511, but then Gondolin was attacked. As he was no warrior, his parents and Lord Egalmoth begged Ithilwe to leave through Idril's secret tunnel. He never saw his parents or his lover again. In the tunnels, he was given word of his all three’s demise.
Young and with nowhere to go, Ithilwe made the journey to Lindon, where the new High King Gil-Galad ruled. There, he used his anger and resentment of what evil had done to his beloved home and trained to become one of the most fearful archers in High King Gil-Galad's army. He made acquaintance with Elrond, Gil-Galad's herald, and many others who he would one day fight alongside.
When Lord Elrond founded the realm and refuge of Imladris, Ithilwe followed him to reside there and became a captain under his rule. When evil returned and elves were called to arms, Ithilwe proudly marched alongside his lords and friends, though he was grievously hurt by a morgul blade wielded by the Witch King.
Ithilwe currently resides in Imladris once again, though he is prone to wandering the lands and protecting the peoples of Middle Earth. At the moment, he is on important business in Bree, camping out near the South Gate, though he will be making the return trip to Imladris shortly. He is still intent on avenging his family and friends, though Gondolin was ruined long ago.
Very few who tarry on these shores.
None remain on this side of the sea.
Good food, Reading in the Imladris library, All races of the free people, Lavender tea
Orcs, goblins, evil men and such
Ridding Middle Earth of evil so that one day he can see his family, friends, and lover again in Valinor
The night may be dark and full of terror, but the light of the moon always shines through to bring calm to the world.