Thandanar Uilossen of Minas Tirith
Knight-Errant and Scholar
Young adult (late twenties)
Currently travelling Eriador
Thandanar (Sindarin: 'Shield Brother') Uilossen, son of Aglarion Uilossen and Naurien of Lossarnach, is a Knight of Gondor and the middle of three children in a knight's family. Growing up, Thandanar would be trained to fight by his father Alcarion Uilossen along with his uncle, Pelingildir. He, much like his siblings, would experience much of the court intrigue among the higher Tiers of the White City.
From avenging the death of his father at the hands of raiding Corsairs in Belfalas, to fighting under the command of the Steward’s sons, Boromir and Faramir, against Mordor and its allies from crossing the Anduin at Osgiliath (with support from the Rangers of Ithilien); from defending his home city of Minas Tirith from besiegement by Mordor, to making a stand with Host of the West at the Morannon, Thandanar has had an eventful military career, one which as left visible reminders upon him. His signature face scar came from an orcish blade came from the retreat from Osgiliath, whereas the loss of his right hand would come from a troll’s hammer at Morannon.
His sword, Ragminuial (Sindarin: 'Dawn-Breaker'), is forged from the steel of the blades of the Corsair Captain Blood-Eye, his father’s killer. When the vengeance wrought in Blood-Eye’s demise brought Thandanar no joy, he cremated her and took her weapons to be reforged into a weapon that would remind him that that vengeance does not mean justice. His nickname of "The Black Swan of Osgiliath" comes from his use of Swan-Knight armour (a memento itself of his time in Dol Amroth) over cloth in the colours of Minas Tirith, amongst the warriors of Osgiliath. Though this nickname would originate in jest, it would become a mantle of respect for Thandanar, known to the soldiers there as "Moralphon", for his leadership and putting the lives of his fellow men before his own. Thandanar would be awarded the title Knight of Gondor by Steward Denethor II.
Sometime after the War of the Ring, Thandanar would decide to explore the lands beyond Gondor's boarders. The road took him north to King Elessar’s new Kingdom of Arnor, where he hopes to learn the history of the area and help the Free-People, just as he had done in Gondor. In the present day, Thandanar may be found exploring Middle-Earth with his loyal Charger, Maethoriel, acting as a Knight-Errant and a helping hand. He also wishes to gain insight into the history of lands elsewhere, largely through tomes and exploring ancient ruins. He records his findings in journals, with the hopes his findings will help the Houses of Lore in Minas Tirith.
Aglarion Uilossen (Father, Desceased); Naurien (Mother); Haerelion (Older Brother); Faervelwen (Younger Sister); Pelingildir Uilossen (Uncle)
"Blood-Eye" (Umbar Corsair, Desceased)
Helping people in need, acts of charity, exploration, learning history
Criminal activity, betrayal, dishonourable acts, the Shadow/Enemy
To defend the Free People of Middle Earth.
"You showed my father no honour by leaving his body where you cut him down. I shall not leave you to the same fate." ~ Thandanar, after defeating "Blood-Eye"
|The Uilossen Letters, Part I||1 year 10 months ago|