Orophin

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Orophin
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Lori Deitrick - Orophin.png
"Orophin" by Lori Deitrick
Biographical Information
PositionMarchwarden
LocationLothlórien
AffiliationLothlórien
LanguageNandorin
Family
SiblingsHaldir and Rúmil
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Orophin

Orophin was a Silvan Elf of Lothlórien.

History[edit]

Orophin was the brother of Haldir and Rúmil. He was one of the Galadhrim who seldom left Lothlórien and spoke but a little of Westron.

He was one of three wardens of the northern border of Lothlórien met by the Fellowship as they entered the Golden Wood[1] on 15 January T.A. 3019.[2]

Some days later, when a band of a hundred Orcs were seen passing the Nimrodel, the three brothers went ahead and spoke with feigned voices, leading them on into the wood. Orophin ran back to warn the Galadhrim and prepare an ambush and fortify the wood.[1]

Etymology[edit]

Robert Foster identified the name as either Sindarin or Silvan.[3] At another point it is described to be "suitable to Sindarin sounds and patterns" although it is "not clearly etymologizable as Sindarin".[4]

One possibility is that Orophin means "Mountain Peak", from orod and pind.[5]

Portrayal in adaptations[edit]

Orophin in adaptations

1995-8: Middle-earth Collectible Card Game:

Orophin is a Warrior/Ranger Elf.

2001-7: The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game:

An Elf of Lothórien from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is identified by Decipher as being Orophin in three cards, Orophin, Silvan Elf (17S11), Orophin, Lorien Bowman (1U56) and Orophin, Brother of Haldir (12C20). He was portrayed by Jason Secto.

2009: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Orophin can be found on the western outskirts of Lothlórien, defending the borders against the orc attacks.

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