First leader of the Elvish Synfari; or wizard's council, and a key member of the royal court at Ectharë. Finarfen left the elvish capitol city of Elutheria in the Second Age, and traveled deep below the surface. Once there he created a gigantic series of passageways and halls, known to day as the Living Catacombs. Finarfen was an extremely powerful wizard, and some sages believe he left the elvish court and created his underground lair because his arcane powers drove him mad.

His fate remains a mystery to this day.