|Home:||Mirkwood, Bereg Thumalos|
|AKA||the Healing Hound, the Crimson Arrow|
|Stat||RM Stats||MERP Stats|
Relatively young (for an Elf), Dindal was born in T.A. 1558 to parents
in a reclusive band of Silvan Elves living in Mirkwood. As a child he lived
an idyllic life, learning the ways of his people. The growth of the Shadow
in Dol Guldur, however, brought his family's happiness to an end. On an
early Spring evening in T.A. 1591, a marauding band of Orcs attacked the
village (situated around 80 miles south of the Old Dwarven Road), killing
many of the Elves, and driving the rest northward to join Thranduil's people
in the Woodland Realm. Dindal was lost to his kinsmen, and wandered despondent
and heartbroken through Mirkwood. His sister had died, gasping, in his
He eventually emerged from the forest near Maethelburg, and began to learn the healing arts from the Northman shamans nearby. His pain was still very strong, and his silent nature and stealthy stride earned him the respect of a local Woodman merchant, Taurthalion, whose father's obsession with the Forest Folk led the merchant to become friends with Dindal. When Taurthalion decided to lead an expedition northward into Gundalok to assay trading possibilities with the disappearing Gramuz, Dindal accompanied him and his motley party of adventurers. This was to be the beginning of a long and perilous road.
During their travels to Gundabad's prison warrens, the depths of Moria, the trackless wilderness of Rhudaur, and the war-torn fields of Cardolan, Dindal honed his skills as a healer and an archer, and many were saved by his arts.
Accepting Taurthalion's leadership in a mercenary company, The Crimson
Shield, Dindal led the bowry, and taught many men his skills in archery.
Alone of the companies of the Crimson Shield, Dindal's archers for the
most part survived the disastrous Battle of Herubar Gular in T.A. 1644,
and now make up the bulk of the defense of Bereg Thumalos (the home of
the Crimson Shield). His friendship with Taurthalion has grown stronger
over the years, but the fell and terrible moods which seem to be overtaking
the Captain (Taurthalion) are straining their relationship. The loss of
the majority of the other Companions has stricken Dindal with a familiar
old despair, tough he hides it from those around him. Dindal yearns for
more healing knowledge, and may soon leave Bereg Thumalos in search of
a Master from which to learn.
Dindal's Principal Items:
Dindal's Spells: 24 PPs