Rúmil (Music of
Rúmil, one of the residents of the Cottage
of Lost Play, admits to having spent time in the captivity,
or as he called it, thralldom, of Melko, which he used
to learn the languages of the monsters. Apparently,
he had an older appearance, with grey hair.
Along with the languages of the monsters, Rúmil
said that he had learned the languages of the Valar
and the Eldar, and the languages of the birds and beasts.
However, he said that Mens speech changed too often
for him to learn it well. In adition to his skills
with language, Rúmil was a noted storyteller.
His captivity was recorded to have happened at some
point before the fall of Gondolin, and to have lasted
for a long, though unknown period of time.
The Book of Lost Tales One
(Cottage of Lost Play) | Littleheart
(Music of the Ainur) | Melko (Music of the Ainur)