ithryn luin


Even as I write this I know that people in Arina have forgotten almost everything about them. It is plain to me. I would talk to my father about all the silver they had paid us and he would be puzzled, like he did not know where it had all come from. I would ask the innkeeper, Arafat, about them, only to see him struggle to remember. “They slept for three days here, right? I didn’t talk to them too much,” he would tell me, then quickly change the subject to something more mundane.

They had, in fact, slept in his inn for months.

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Histories of Middle Earth: the Blue Wizards

Darkness-Slayer and East-Helper, the Ithryn Luin

…they went as emissaries to distant regions, East and South, far out of Numenorean range: missionaries to ‘enemy-occupied’ lands, as it were … they failed, as Saruman did, though doubtless in different ways; and … were founders or beginners of secret cults and 'magic’ traditions that outlasted the fall of Sauron.