Rhawileth Erebhel of Lorien
old, about a millenium
Flame of Elendil
given by her mother, who saw a glimpse of her daughter's future
Rhawileth, wild butterfly from Sindarin rhaw = wild, untamed and gwilwileth = butterfly
given by her Galadhrim brethren, for she was seldom seen among her kin
Erebhel, lone Elf from Sindarin ereb = lone, single and edhel = Elf
Rhawileth was born in the Third Age as the only daughter of Delioril and Leinor, a Galadhrim couple, in Laurelindórinan, later known as Lothlórien. She spent much time of her life in the secluded Golden Woods, on the eastern side of the Misty Mountains. Her parents were both Silvan Elves who still remember a time when Lothlórien was known as Lórinand and had a king as ruler. Not Rhawileth though. She was born at a time where Celeborn and Galadriel were the Lord and Lady of the Galadhrim and ruled her homeland.
She grew up sheltered by huge mallorn trees who turn to gold in autumn and stay green during spring and summer time. In winter, the floor beneath the trees turns to gold when the leaves fall from their boughs. The bark glistens in a silver light, and when the sun shines upon the trunks and the boughs, a dance of silver and gold emanates through the woods. It is in that same light where Rhawileth is often seen dancing among the trees and the creatures who dwell in the forest.
During her youth Rhawileth befriended a Noldo, Idhreniel, a self-confident and popular Elf among their kind. And although their personalities weren’t alike, over time they learned to cherish each other. Each gave the other the freedom they desired, and they developed a special relationship. Idhreniel was one of the few of her kin whom she held dear.
Rhawileth always favoured spending her time with the creatures of the forest and called many species among them her friends. In fact, she had more friends among animals than she had among her own kin. She always has been seclusive in nature and that did not change over the years.
Several centuries after Rhawileth was born, her parents steadily grew weaker and more frail; middle-earth became a place of which both Delioril and Leinor were weary. Soon the day came when her parents set out to begin their journey into the West. When Rhawileth went to see them off, she saw her father talking to another Elf; it seemed they bid their farewells. Rhawileth remembered seeing him before with her father. He turned away from Leinor, with a satisfying smile on his face. The Elf walked towards Rhawileth and put his hands on her shoulders as if saying “everything will be alright”. She looked back at him and saw an elderly yet noble Elf. She bowed before him and turned to her parents. Rhawileth hugged both of her parents tightly and bid them farewell. Some may have shed a tear or may have felt depressed knowing the ones dear to oneself leave this world, but it was not so for Rhawileth. She was content that her parents would find the peace they desired. Soon after she returned to her home in Caras Galadhon. And so, life in the woods continued without her mother and father.
A recent event pulled her away from her beloved home. Idhreniel suddenly disappeared. No one knew where she went or what could have transpired that warrants her disappearance. As one of her most trusted friends and due to her ability to speak Westron (which was not very common among her kin), Rhawileth was charged with finding her and to get to the bottom of this mystery. And so she begins her journey…
Thiradar, Idhreniel, creatures of the forest
Father (Leinor) and Mother (Delioril) of the Galadhrim
to be among her friends of the wild; sleeping beneath the starry sky; studying the flora and fauna of The Golden Wood
to be in a crowd; stony, narrow halls; war and the ones who cause it
searching for a dear friend, exploring the beauty of Middle-Earth, fighting the evils of this world