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These were some other importan people in Middle Earth at the End of the Second Age when the Rings of Power were forged.


Name: Gil-Galad
Aliases: Ereinion Gil-Galad, High King of the Elves in M-E
Date of Birth: FA
Race: Noldorian Elf
Height: 6 feet or more
Date of Death: SA 3441
Alignment: Good
Parents: Father; Fingon
Spouse: none
Date of Marriage: N/A
Children: none

Biography: Gil-Galad was the last high king of the Noldor in Middle earth. In the second age, Gil-Galad remained in Middle Earth to battle Sauron during the Dark Years, acquiring aid from Numenor at times. Gil-Galad and Elendil formed the Last Alliance of Elves and Men, and led them to the defeat of Sauron in the Battle of dagorlad. in the year 3441, Gil-Galad and Elendil overthrew Sauron, and were slain in the process.


Name: Elrond
Aliases: Elrond the Edain, Elrond Halfelven, Lord of Rivendell
Date of Birth: FA
Race: Half-Elven
Height: 6 feet?
Date of Death: N/A
Alignment: Good
Parents: Earendil and Elwing
Spouse: Celebrian
Date of Marriage: TA 100
Children: Arwen Undomiel, Elladan, Elrohir

Biography: Elrond was born in Arvernien. There he stayed until captured by the sons of Feanor in their attempt to recover the Silmaril. At the end of the first age it came time for Elrond to choose his race. He chose Elven-kind, and was bestowed upon him great wisdom and power of perception. Elrond dwelt in Lindon with Gil-Galad until he was sent to Eregion to help the defense against Sauron in SA 1695. Elrond fled at the fall of Eregion and founded Imladris (Rivendell). In TA 100, he married Celebrian, daughter of Celeborn and Galadriel. Elrond wore the ring Vilya, one of the 3 elven rings of power. He sailed over the sea with Gandalf and Frodo.


Name: Elendil
Aliases: Elendil the Tall, Elf-friend, Star-lover, High King of Gondor and Arnor
Date of Birth: Unknown
Race: Man of Númenor
Height: Tall
Date of Death: SA 3441
Alignment: Good
Parents: Amandil, Unknown
Spouse: Unknown
Date of Marriage: Unknown
Children: Isildur and Anárion

Biography: The son of Amandil, Elendil grew up to see the height of Númenor's beauty, and it's terrible demise. Perceiving Sauron's evil intent, Elendil's father Amandil requested that he prepare nine great vessels capabale of carry him and many of his kin. Though his father disappeared at sea shortly afterwards, it was these vessels that saved Elendil from death when Númenor was consumed by the sea. East they sailed, Elendil with his brother and his son Isildur, and Elendil soon founded his realm beyond Ered Luin, where be befriended Gil-galad. Elendil, along with his kin, proceeded to build the strongholds of Gondor: Minas Ithil, Minas Anor, Osgiliath and Isengard.

With the aid of Palantiri Elendil kept watch over much of Middle-earth, and whenever lonely he would turn his gaze back to the seas. However, underneath his watchful eye Sauron returned to Middle-earth and slowly he regained his lost power. Fearing he would grow too strong for both their people, Elendil and Gil-galad forged the Last Alliance of Elves and Man, a great host which drove through Sauron's minions in Dagorland before reaching his stronghold of Mordor. There they laid siege for seven years before Sauron himself finally came onto the battle-field and wreaked havoc, slaying Anárion and Gil-Galad before finally casting Elendil down also, his sword lying broken beside him.


Name: Cirdan
Aliases: The Shipwright, Lord of the Falathrim, Lord of the Grey Havens
Born: At Cuivenienen in the First Age
Death: U/A
Race: Teleri Elf

A lord of the Teleri in Middle Earth, Círdan was persuaded to remain in Beleriand with some of his people by Osse when the other Teleri were taken into the West by Ulmo. Lord of the Falas during much of the First Age, he removed to the Isle of Balar after the Nirnaeth Arnoediad. At the end of the First Age, with the destruction of Beleriand, he moved eastwards and founded Mithlond, the Grey Havens.

He remained in Lindon throughout the Second and the Third Age. Throughout the Second Age, that land was under the direct rule of High King Gil-Galad. At the time of the fall of Eregion, Celebrimbor sent two of the Three Elven Rings north to the High King, and  Gil-Galad in turn passed one of these to Círdan; Narya the Ring of Fire. At the end of the Seond Age, Gil-Galad fell in the War of the Last Alliance, leaving Lindon without a ruler. His natural heir would have been Elrond, who had long since moved to Imladris, and so Círdan took on the leadership of the Elves west of the Blue Mountains.



Name: Galadriel
Aliases: Lady of the Golden Wood, The White Lady, Alatariel, Nerwen, Artanis
Date of Birth: FA
Race: Noldo
Height: Tall, just as tall as the Elven men
Date of Death: N/A
Alignment: Good
Parents: Finarfin, and Earwen
Spouse: Celeborn
Date of Marriage: FA
Children: Celebrian

Biography: In the Second Age, Galadriel founded and became Queen of Lorien. During the War of the Ring she provided shelter, and gave great gifts to the members of the Fellowship. Frodo freely offered her the One Ring, and she refused. Because of this and her long opposition to Sauron, the Valar permitted her to return to Valinor. Galadriel held Nenya, the ring of adamant. In TA 3021, she sailed over the Sea with Elrond, Gandalf, Frodo, and Bilbo.


Name: Celeborn
Aliases: Teleporno
Date of Birth: FA
Race: Sindarin Elf
Height: Tall, (6 feet?)
Date of Death: N/A
Alignment: Good
Parents: ?
Spouse: Galadriel
Date of Marriage: FA
Children: Celebrian

Biography: Celeborn wed Galadriel in Doriath, and fled with her to Arvernien after Doriath's fall. Near the beginning of the Second age, Celeborn and Galadriel settled in Lorien, where for many years, Celeborn ruled as Lord of the Galadrim. During the War of the Ring, Celeborn led the army of Lorien that took Dol Guldur. After the War of the Ring, Celeborn tarried in Middle Earth for a while, but without Galadriel he grew bored, and eventually sailed to be with her.


Name: Isildur
Aliases: None
Date of Birth: Unknown
Race: Man of Númenor
Height: At least 6 feet
Date of Death: Unknown
Alignment: Good
Parents: Elendil, Unknown
Spouse: Unknown
Date of Marriage: Unknown
Children: Elendur, Aratan, Ciryon, Valandil

Biography: Isildur first comes into the reckoning of Middle-earth's history as the son of Elendil who stole a scion from Nimloth the Fair in the courts of Númenor, fearing the Tree would be cut down. Isildur brought with him this scion during the destruction of Númenor and planted it before his house in Minas Ithil, one of the great towers built by him and his brother Anárion after they founded the kingdom of Gondor. It was under the banner of the White Three that he and his kin would soon fight when in SA 3441 the Men of Middle-earth, led by Isildur's father Elendil, bore arms along with the Elves of Gil-galad to form a Last Alliance to battle the evil force of Sauron.

In the ensuing battle, Elendil was slewn and Isildur bore up his father's broken sword Narsil to cut the One Ring from Sauron's finger, thus vanquishing him from Middle-earth. Isildur would not heed the advice of Elrond and Cirdan and instead of destroying the One Ring by casting it into Mount Doom, he took it as his own. In the end the Ring betrayed him, slipping from his finger as he attempted to swim away from a party of ambushing Orcs at the Gladden Fields near the Misty Mountains. Revealed to the Orcs, Isildur was fatally injured by a great many arrows and passed away from Middle-earth, along with all knowledge of the whereabouts of Sauron's ring.


Name: Sauron
Aliases: The Lidless Eye, The Lord of the Rings, The Black Hand, The Dark Lord, He, The Nameless one, Gorthaur, Annatar, Lord of the Dark Tower
Date of Birth: ---
Race: Maia
Height: Unknown
Date of Death: ----
Alignment: Evil
Parents: Maia of Aule
Spouse: None
Date of Marriage: N/A
Children: N/A

Biography: Sauron was the creator of the One Ring. During his stay at Dol-Guldur, He was known as the Necromancer. At the time of The Fellowship of the Ring, He was in a constant, sleepless search for the Ring, building his armies, and breeding fell races to do his bidding. His greatest servants were the 9, the Nazgul, servants of the Ring. It would be nearly impossible to list all of the evil plots of Sauron, the master of deceit and treachery, but his chief deeds are listed as follows: the creation of the Black Speech, the breeding of the Olog-Hai and possibly the Uruk-Hai, and the creation of the aforementioned Nazgul, men ensnared into service by the Nine Rings of Men. Even though he did not possess the Ring, its existence gave him enough strength to eventually overcome Middle Earth, and Gandalf and Elrond knew that the only decision was to destroy the Ring, a deed which Sauron had never thought of, and could not fathom.

More persons to be added soon.