The House of the Harp is one of the Twelve Houses of Gondolin.

The House of the Harp




Years of the Trees


Black, Silver, Gold



House DetailsEdit

The House of the Harp was founded by Salgant's father in Aman, who took it over after the first Harp Lord's death in the Nirnaeth. It is an association of musicians, singers, and creative people in general. As such, it has many ties to the House of the Fountain, although Salgant's close friendship with Maeglin drew it closer to the House of the Mole.

The House of the Harp offers training to young musicians, has a workshop for the crafting of all kinds of musical instruments, and stages public performances and operas. It originally had a small yet brave cohort of soldiers, who were transferred by Salgant to the House of the King so the Harp could be entirely focused on making music, not war.

Fall of GondolinEdit

In the Fall of Gondolin, the Harpers evacuated via the Southern route and were assailed by Doriathrim ghosts on the way. Few survived to reach the Havens of Sirion. Salgant himself was spared after travelling among the people of the Fountain in disguise.

Notable MembersEdit


Nessimo – House Carl

Ilverin Littleheart – Apprentice and foster-son to Salgant, son of Voronwe

Tathlin - fiancée to Lord Salgant. Deceased.



Mardil – page (not to be confused with Mardil)

Feriel – esquire to Salgant

Adrahil – (mini-mole)


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