Lothrandir (Sindarin for Flower-pilgrim or Snow-pilgrim)[note 1] is a Ranger of the North who is encountered at different locations throughout the Epic storyline. On the journey south he rides a horse named Mithúl.
Lothrandir is first met at Sûri-kylä in Forochel. He was sent from Tinnudir by Calenglad to meet with the Lossoth, but when finished he decided to remain there out of love for the icy expanses and the warmth of the people. In Forochel he has earned the trust by many and is considered their friend. However, when he is summoned by the Grey Company, he travels to Rivendell.
- "Elrond and Aragorn will wish to see this book and hear the tale behind it...."
Lothrandir (The Trollshaws)
Later Lothrandir is summoned to Rivendell and he is temporarily found near Elrond's Stables, west-most of the Valley. He remains by the Stables until the Grey Company moves south.
- "Mithúl is ready for the next leg of the journey. Indeed, his kind may be more prepared for what awaits us than the others of this Company!"
Lothrandir continues with the Grey Company on their journey south and makes his encampment at Echad Dagoras in Enedwaith.
- "The ways of this place are coming back to me after my long absence."
After the betrayal of the Grey Company by Lheu Brenin, Lothrandir is being held captive in Isengard.
- "I am Lothrandir of the Dúnedain. I have walked among the frozen wastes and the fiery south-lands. I do not fear this place."
Lothrandir (Cental Gondor)
Having been freed by his ranger companions, Lothrandir continues on the journey to Gondor with Aragorn and is currently resting at the Camp of the Grey Host in Lebennin, near Pelargir.
- "Asking for help does not come naturally for me, and I beg you forgive me for it. I hope to regain my strength before long. This weakness and fatigue pains me more than any of the injuries I sustained in Saruman's care!"
Lothrandir (The Wastes)
After the Battle of Pelennor Fields, Lothrandir joins the Host of the West on the march to Mordor.
- "They will not pass us! We will hold this hill against them!"
- "Be not afraid, for you are warriors all!"
- "Bolster your courage, soldiers of Gondor and Rohan!"
- "Even in the dungeons of Isengard I did not despair! Neither shall we here!"
- "Stand fast!"
- "We will stand tall, for we stand on the side of Right!"
- "Let them come! They will not break our line!"
- "We have seen worse than this!"
- ↑ Depending on whether the first element is loss "snow", lenited to loth before the letter 'r', or simply the word loth "flower".