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The Drúedain were a tribe or number of clans of Drûghu-origin that had joined the People of Haleth on their wandering westwards into the lands of Beleriand.

Thee Drúedain were considered Edain by the Elves and especially seen as a part of the Halethrim. Some of these Drúedain had even accompanied the remnants of the Edain to the Island of Númenor and had become Númenóreans, even if they largely stayed a tribe on their own. With the rise of the Sea-Kings and later Sauron, however, most of these Drûghic Númenóreans left Númenor, joining colonists and Elendili on the western coasts of Middle-Earth and later retreating to the forests and mountains, eventually adjoining tribes of their old lost kinsmen.

The Drúedain of Drúwaith Iaur, Anfalas and Drúadan Forest were the descendants of these Exiles.

Ghân-buri-Ghân was the Chieftain of the Woses of Drúadan Forest in northern Gondor, properly called Drúedainor Drûgs, during the War of the Ring, Ghân proved to be a forgiving man and a valuable ally. Despite the age-old fear his reclusive people held for the Rohirrim, he agreed to lead the Riders of Rohan through their woodland realm, enabling them to avoid the Orc army that awaited them on the West Road. In gratitude, King Aragorn Elessar of Gondor gave theDrúadan Forest to the Woses forever, promising that they would no longer be hunted by other Men as they had in the past.

Ghân’s father was also named Ghân, as “buri” signifies “son of” in Drûghic. The elder Ghân was presumably also a wise leader.

techwitchprincex  asked:

2, 4, 10, 13, 19 for the OC questions!

2. Do you have a personal favourite among your OCs?

Usually, my personal favorite is the one I’m currently writing. So, that’d be Juju and Tabi since I’m trying this there were I write two things at once (staggering chapters for each is helping me keep a regular flow instead of getting blocked and frustrated and sad). But I guess of all time thus far? Zisys. She was so much fun, and I didn’t expect to get so attached to her since I wasn’t planning on writing any super involved, chaptered fic. But I did and I love har.

4. A character you rarely talk about?

Simbelmynë “Simbel” Buri-Ghan, my Drúedain babe from the LOTR fic I will eventually write after I drag myself out of Bioware Hell once again. She’s the daughter of Ghan Buri-Ghan, the leader of the Drúedain who live in the Druadan Forest in between Gondor and Rohan (on Gondor’s side of the White Mountains). Unfortunately she ends up taken captive by Saruman, who learns about her people’s magic and forces her to use it to create better Uruk-Hai. 

She’s the equivalent of a princess, and is really interested in horseback riding. The Druedain don’t ride horses, and they kind of fear them a little because the Rohirrim hunt them with horses for sport, but Simbel reserves her hatred for the Rohirrim themselves, and not the animals.  Despite being Saruman’s prisoner and thus vulnerable to the dark magic of Sauron and the abuse of the orcs, she doesn’t succumb to the evil. The Druedain will say its because of their magic. Simbel thinks she had good friends in some of the other prisoners.

I’m toying with something between her and Eomer, but I’m not sure entirely what yet. 

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