The Western Borderlands
Elven Advisor to the Castellan of Ostrom Keep
The elf Glanduil has a reputation for being particularly harsh in his role as advisor to the Castellan of Ostrom Keep. If pressed, he calmly explains that unlike the men who dwell within the keep, he takes the long view, and that short-term matters are of no significance to him. He has been the advisor to several Castellans before this one, and expects to advise countless more.
Little is known of Glanduil, save that he is one of the few elves that remain this far west in the kingdom. Rumors say that he comes from an elven kingdom far to the west that fell, and has taken his station to prevent the same fate from befalling the lands of men.