Jewel-smith, warrior when necessary
Older than the sun and moon
Imladris, currently resident jewel-smith at Maerdon
F.A. The House of the Fountain; S.A. Gwaith-i-Mirdain; T.A. none; friends with the Windswept
Mother-name of insight and future prediction, given after her father-name. This is the name she is known by.
Q. Envandame (S. Engwaedhiel)
“Of the oath” from vanda/gwaedh, “oath, solemn pledge”
Envandame, daughter of Arimeldië (mother) was born in Valinor, the Blessed Realm, in Y.T. 1197, and her brother Tarannon was born in Y.T. 1311. Her family dwelt in Tirion, where she was a craftsman and her brother a hunter. Young and dreaming of wide lands, and inflamed by the evils of Morgoth in the Darkening of the Trees, she with her brother followed the Noldorin host under Fingolfin’s leadership. Disowned by their father for pursuing this journey, they continued on even to the Helcaraxe’s icy wastes after the treachery of Feanor and the burning of the ships. Tarannon was lost in the crossing, a grief that follows Envandame even still.
In the founding of Gondolin and its construction, she found a new home, and dwelt there long as a member of the House of the Fountain under the lordship of Ecthelion, crafting weaponry and jewels with skill. At the fall of the City, she followed her kin to the Havens of Sirion and fought also in the War of Wrath, though she found no joy in the fighting. Refusing to return to Valinor even after the pardon of the Valar, she took up her dwelling first in Lindon and then in Ost-in-Edhil. Having forsworn the making of weapons of war, she spent many years of peace and joy among the Gwaith-i-Mirdain.
When the Shadow rose again and Eregion fell to that evil and was lain waste, she fled with her kin to Imladris and took arms again in the Last Alliance. Those friends that remained dear to her at this time were lost in this battle. After this, she fell into a deep depression, whence she spent many years with no sense of time or seasons, wandering the woods of Imladris and even throughout Eriador alone, staying to the forests and fens and shunning all other living beings but animals, yet still refusing to leave the shores of Middle Earth.
She is recently returned to the company of others, finding joy again in the crafting of jewels, and is the resident jeweler at the Foundry Maerdon in Imladris, established by the Lady Celossiel. She has sworn to remain in Middle Earth until the fall of the Shadow.
When she is not in the Foundry, she can be found in the Forges of Imladris or surrounding woods, and if travelling, may be seen on occasion at the Harp and Hammer inn near Bree.
None living on the shores of Middle Earth
The woods, the stars, the sound of running water. Beauty both in nature and skilled craftsmanship of all kinds. The making of things of beauty, especially in the use of silver and adamant.
The Enemy and his servants, for taking beauty and friends and homes from her over and again. Feanor and those who followed him for their treachery. The cold and any place icy. Destruction of beauty and loss of history and knowledge.
To see the Shadow of the Enemy defeated and to protect those she cares about so that she may one day return to Valinor without shame.
“Even in the most fleeting moments and the darkest pain, there is hope. We have each other, and our friends, and even the fading of time cannot dull the beauty of memories nor the joy of those we love, and sorrows do not make the good any less.”