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Arandir Ballach
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Arandir in his High-Elven Armour
Arandir Ballach
Also Known As
Junior Captain Ballach
Title
Balrog Slayer
FA 31-Unknown
Male
Ñoldorin
Elven Broadsword, Longbow

Arandir was a Ñoldorin Elf and the Captain of the 250th Company in the Host of King Fingolfin during the Siege of Angband and the Dagor Bragollach, Battle of Sudden Flame. He was later one of the survivors of Dagor Bragollach, and led the remaining members of the 250th away from Angband.

His friends included Lolindir and Eorlé, both members of the 250th Company.

Arandir is the main character in the fan-fiction novel: Veteran

BiographyEdit

Arandir was born in Valinor in the Undying Lands, as son of Familar Ballach and Junial Ballach, in FA 31. Although of humble origin, Arandir aided to the call of the Sons of Fëanor when the Silmaril were stolen by Morgoth. During the 400 year Siege of Angband, Arandir rose up in rank before finally replacing his commanding officer as Junior Captain of the 250th Company.

During the Sudden Flame, Arandir was stationed at the Pass of Sirion with Lord Orodreth. However, the 250th took heavy losses and routed in fear, Arandir with them.

The events after the rout of the 250th Company are documented in the fan-ficiton Veteran.

Personality and TraitsEdit

Arandir kept to noble deeds, and never stooped to low tactics either in battle or in life. Arandir is fairly intelligent, but did not have the opportunity for education in Valinor. When he joined the army of the Sons of Fëanor, his loyalty and clear understanding of orders brought him up through the ranks to Junior Captain.

In combat, Arandir didn't wear as much armour as most of his soldiers, and instead only bore minimal plate armour and a broad Ñoldor shield. Arandir's helmet was custom made, made so it doesn't restrict head movement in any way. He carried an Elvish Broadsword into battle, brandishing it with much agility.

Arandir was not especially strong for a soldier, but he was very agile, and sometimes has done flips and shoulder rolls in battle in order to avoid blows.

Arandir's mind was fully strategy-orientated. His knowledge of the art of warfare increased by a lot during the 400 years of the Siege of Angband.

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