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"Elemmakil" by Natalie Chen
Biographical Information
PositionCaptain of the Guard of the Gate of Wood
LocationGate of Wood, Gate of Stone, Gate of Bronze, Gate of Writhen Iron, Gate of Silver, Gate of Gold, and the Gate of Steel
AffiliationDark Guard
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Elemmakil

Elemmakil (Q. Star Sword) was one of the Noldor and was the captain of the Dark Guard stationed at the Gate of Wood.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

When Tuor and Voronwë appeared, Elemmakil was amazed that his friend Voronwë would bring a mortal man with him. He announced that he should, by law, slay him. Voronwë and Tuor answered that they came at the command of Ulmo. Elemmakil then guided the two through the Seven Gates of the Orfalch Echor, until he delivered them unto Ecthelion of the Fountain, then serving as the Warden of the Great Gate.[2]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Elemmakil is Quenya for "Star Sword", from the elements Elen ("star") + Macil ("sword, forged sword blade, cutting sword").[3]


Realm of Gondolin
Ondolindë · Hidden City · City of Seven Names
Outside locations Amon Gwared · Anghabar · Echoriad (Crissaegrim · Eithel Nínui · Fingolfin's cairn) · Seven Gates of Gondolin (Gate of Wood · Gate of Stone · Gate of Bronze · Gate of Writhen Iron · Gate of Silver · Gate of Gold · Gate of Steel) · Orfalch Echor · Tumladen
Inside locations Alley of Roses · Arch of Inwë · Caragdûr · Fountains of the South · Gar Ainion · Great Market · Lesser Market · Idril's secret way · Place of the Fountain · Place of the Well · Road of Arches · Road of Pomps · Tower of the King · Way of Running Waters
Objects Anguirel · Axe of Tuor · Crown of the Hidden Kingdom · Elfstone · Glamdring · Glingal and Belthil · Orcrist · Sting
Houses House of the King · House of the Wing · House of the Mole · House of the Swallow · House of the Heavenly Arch · House of the Pillar · House of the Tower of Snow · House of the Tree · House of the Golden Flower · House of the Fountain · House of the Harp · House of the Hammer of Wrath
People Aranwë · Aredhel · Dark Guard · Duilin · Eärendil · Ecthelion · Egalmoth · Elemmakil · Elenwë · Enerdhil · Eöl · Exiles of Gondolin · Galdor · Glorfindel · Huor · Húrin · Hendor · Idril · Legolas · Maeglin · Meleth · Pengolodh · Penlod · Rog · Salgant · Tuor · Turgon · Ulmo · Voronwë · Warden of the Great Gate
Events Fall of Gondolin · Gates of Summer · Nirnaeth Arnoediad · Ulmo's warning · Wanderings of Húrin
Main texts Lost Tale of The Fall of Gondolin (1916-20) · The Lay of the Fall of Gondolin (c. 1920) · Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin (1950) · Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin (1977) · The Fall of Gondolin (2018)