Tolkien Gateway already helped me a lot, so I want to help to make it bigger and wholesome. I'm from Spain, but I have most of the bibliography both in Spanish and English, and I enjoy checking both languages.
As a converted Catholic, I like to go deeper into Tolkien's spirituality and theology. I also love Quenya and when I have time I translate the works of Riener Quentandil, but currently I'm working on a personal edition of the Quenta Silmarillion.
 To do things
More interested in editing extra-textual stuff.
- Patrol recent changes
- Complete The Children of Húrin summary
- Complete The History of Middle-earth analysis and summary
- Revise all Tolkien's poems: unify style and include poems in empty articles.
- Bibliography on Tolkien's Christianism
- Make full articles about Catholicism in Tolkien and the Virgin Mary: Personal Sandbox
- The Fall of Gondolin (the Lost Tale)
- Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth
- A Description of the Island of Númenor
- Arda Reconstructed: The Creation of the Published Silmarillion, by Douglas C. Kane
- The Flame Imperishable: Tolkien, St. Thomas, and the Metaphysics of Faerie, by Jonathan S. McIntosh
- Aeneid, by Virgil
- Kalevala, by Elias Lönnrot
 Riener Quentandil
|Emblem of Riener Quentandil|
|Other names||Quentandil (Q, mn), Lórenotso (Q, sn)|
|Location||Nargothrond; Balar; Lindon; Hyarastorni; Luvailin|
|Affiliation||Union of Maedhros, Lambengolmor|
|Language||Quenya, Adûnaic, Telerin|
|Birth||Y.T. 1490? |
|Sailed west||S.A. 882 |
|House||House of Finarfin; House of Finrod|
|Weaponry||Quill pen and sword|
- "As I am but an orphan dragged by fate, a scribe whose only imprint in the court is the ink of others' words."
- ― Letter to Orodreth
Riener was born under the Light of the Trees in a vassal family of the House of Finarfin. Because of his early attraction to tengwar and stories, his mother gave him the name Quentandil, "Lover of Tales". He was just a teenager when the Fall of the Noldor happened. His mother abandoned him and his father when Finarfin refused to follow the Noldor into exile, and his father died in the march by the Helcaraxe, so he arrived in Beleriand completely orphaned. Finrod Felagund took him under his protection, granting him a position as a scribe in his court. During the stay of his lord in Doriath, he had problems refusing to abandone Quenya speech in public. He lived in Nargothrond until the Union of Maedhros, because he rejected Orodreth as king, whom he accused of being an inept ruler who lost the best chance to avenge the death of King Finrod. Although his disdain for the House of Feanor was known, he promoted the Union with numerous writings, of which we preserve the Letter to Orodreth. He survived the Nirnaeth Arnœdiad, on which he composed a poem. After wandering around Beleriand for many decades, he joined the people of Círdan.
He did not return to Valinor once the War of Wrath ended, as he was too attached to Middle-earth; but seven hundred years later he embarked to the West. However, he stopped in Númenor, where he lived for several centuries as a teacher, until his stay on the island put in danger many friends. As he escaped quickly, he could not take many books with him and he barely saved anything he had written on the island.
As he delayed his return in Númenor without authorization, he had to wait in Tol Eressea for a whole age, until the end of the Third. He settled in a cabin near Kôr, where he had time to read and put his writings in order. After finding the Golden Book and various manuscripts of the Quenta Silmarillion, he realized that with the pass of time the different versions had changed or omitted information. Then he decided to create his own edition, in which he would compile as much information as possible from all the sources, giving it coherence and expanding it with some details of his own knowledge. It took him a long time to get the necessary manuscripts, millennia in some case, as he was confined in Tol-Eressea, so when he was able to return to Eldamar his edition was still in process.
In Valinor he built his home in a retired cave, next to the Shadowmere, but he also used to live long periods in Tirion, rendering his services to Finrod, and he liked to travel through the woods and borders of Aman. As a result of these trips and his bibliographical research, he wrote Description of Aman. He lived the Erunostale festivities, and he was so impressed that he decided to write a summary of those sacred months, researching about the actions of the Valar. Two years later he was called by Finrod to be one of the official scribes in the debates on the Nativity of Eru. Riener put in writing everything that was said there and gave it shape in the Istimon Artaquetta, which was his last work. Since the announcement made in the Erunostale, he showed great joy and was very active, but inside him grew the longing for the East, and he frequented the shores of Eldamar. In the year 26 of the Sixth Age he commissioned the construction of a ship for himself, and as soon as it was completed two years later, he told his few friends that he was leaving to Middle-earth, but he gave no explanation. Although his intention surprised many and there were those who wanted to denounce him to the Valar, Riener leaved discreetly and without problems, and he was not seen again in Aman except in Mandos.
His personal emblem is based on Finrod's, his lord: that's why it keeps the green background even though the heraldic rules do not allow to put an element on a background of the same color. The laurel wreath is because his father-name Riener, which means "Male with vegetal crown". We do not know why he was given that name. The tengwa rómen is clearly because it is the first letter of his mother-name, but we can also deduce two more details: his love for the letters and his attraction for the East, to which his destiny was linked since his childhood.
 Known Works
- Letter to Orodreth (Tenca Artarestonna)
- Mourning above the Fourth Battle (Yaime or Cantea Ohtas)
- Mourning above the Fifth Battle (Yaime or Lempea Ohtas)
- Elegy for Sunken Beleriand (Noilire rá Ingolonden)
- Kôr Doze (Koroloro)
- A dramatized version of the Noldolante
- A personal reedition of the Quenta Silmarillion (Entécina Quenta Silmarillion)
- Description of Aman (Amanquenta)
- Christmas in Valinor (Erunostale Valinóresse)
- Debate of the Wise (Artaquetta Istimon: Manen Eru ná nóna ve fire?)