Living in a hollow tree is a hermit who once had a name, but lost it when they took it from him. He hides away from Men and Beasts alike, keeps no things for long as they become touched by the Shadow, and is dressed in rags. He wields a crude spear, is balding and somewhat mad.

After a chance encounter with the Nameless Fellowship, the hermit was given a name by Dafydd Ap Alfred, a Barding from Dale. He called the hermit Wood-Friend, a name that he has now taken to heart, and which helps to soothe his nightmares.