The House of the Fountain is one of the Twelve Houses of Gondolin.
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The House of the Fountain came to be from Ecthelion's interest in water and stonecraft. It is one of the larger Houses, and the soldiers of the Fountain are renowned swordsmen who march into battle to the music of flutes. As a major part of King Turgon's frontline troops, the Fountains suffered heavy losses in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.
Despite this, the people of the Fountain are known for their carefree and easy-going spirit and enjoyment of music, dance and wine. They are also hard-working and skilled, being behind the construction of Gondolin's many fountains, artificial lakes and watercourses. Their house pub is the Gay Fountain, which represents well the character of the House and its infamous Fountain Boys.
Fall of GondolinEdit
In the Fall of Gondolin, the people of the House of the Fountain took the Western route and were evacuated via the mountain pass. Ecthelion himself remained behind to defend the city.
Elemmakil – Captain, Warden of the Great Gate (deceased)
Falathar - Mariner. Cousin to Elemmakil.
Nimphelos - Vintner
Luinil – Squire to Ecthelion
Narminco – Esquire to Ecthelion (deceased)
Heledir - Slash writer
Erellont - Mariner
Aerandir – Mariner
Nen-Girith – Lieutenant
Harandur – House Carl
Barandir – Father of Serwen (deceased)
Galadhel – soldier, father of Heledir (left Gondolin)
Eiliant – cook, mother of Heledir (left Gondolin)
Mahtar – soldier, Captain of the First Gate
Indil – ghost, once possessed Meleth