Protector of Gladden River
Asthen is the Elder and Protector of the Human-Elven settlement of Gladden River.
He is Human and currently in his 74th year.
Once a Rider of Rohan who fought in the War of the Ring, he was injured during the battle at the gates of Gondor and consequently was unable to continue fighting until he had healed.
After the war, Aragorn made him a Knight of Gondor, of which he was sent to Gladden River to rid the settlement of a troll attack. After which he was again injured by Golgurn, a battle-mad blood thirsty Ogre from the misty mountains, who was conducting the raids.
He opted to stay in Gladden River and later became the protector and Elder of the settlement. His son, Jorne, captains the mixed race guardians of the Gladden fields.