The House of the King is one of the Twelve Houses of Gondolin.
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The House of the King is under the personal command of Turgon. It is the largest of the twelve Houses of Gondolin and has no particular specialism, attracting Gondolindrim from all walks of life. Its military component is the King's Guard.
For a while, Turgon was not present in Gondolin, having gone to seek the Eagles. The city and the House of the King were ruled by his brother Argon, long believed to be dead and very like him in appearance. This came to an end when Argon's existence was formally recognised and he was granted a place as a prince of Gondolin in his own right.
Fall of GondolinEdit
In the Fall of Gondolin, the people of Turgon's house were not assigned to any particular route of evacuation but were free to leave. Many, particularly the King's Guard, remained with Turgon out of loyalty to him and perished as the city fell.
Lothíriel – Baker, daughter of Alphros and Emeldir
Angathel – Soldier
Alfirin – ex-Captain (deceased)
Handir - Baker
Morno - Baker
Elentirmo – Ex-Captain (left Gondolin)
Nolemíre – father of Meleth, husband of Aelothiel, (deceased).
Elendis, handmaiden, Yavannildi
Anardil – Captain, (originally of the Harp, deceased)
Alphros – soldier, husband of Emeldir, father of Lothíriel (deceased)
Emeldir – woodturner, wife of Alphros, mother of Lothíriel
Erio – Lieutenant
Halatir - briefly Captain of the King's Guard.
Calmacil – Soldier