The Sentinels (Khedron Noronë)

The Sentinels; also called "Khedron Noronë" by the elves, is an ancient order of rangers. Their elvish name means: "The ones who keep vigil."

The Sentinels are an ancient order of rangers, scouts, and rogues, who have sworn to keep vigil on the East. This group is far older than the Grey Watchers, who were formed after the War of the Cataclysm. Khedron Noronë was first formed in the Second Age by the Synfari. The ranks of the order was drawn from the elder-elves of Ectharë. These ancient elf rangers watched over the movements of the Dark-Elves, and later Alokkair and Sorimmar. Unfairly blamed for the fall of Thekarë in the Fourth Age, the Sentinels were dishonored and temporarily dis-banded. However, with the rise of the Ravinian Empire in the Fifth Age, the Sentinels were once again employed to watch the borders of the empire and give warning of any attack from beyond the Saugreth-Muir Mts. During the Ravinian period, the Sentinels employed both elvish and human scouts and rangers. The Sentinels comprised mostly from men and Wood-Elves hailing from the Borderlands, but also, others from all over the Empire who took up the call. On behalf of the Ravinian Empire, Sentinels embarked on many dangerous missions in both Vilzar and Morgoth to obtain information and keep vigil on their sworn enemies.

Many believed this group was disbanded after the Cataclysm and replaced by the Order of Vharan. But secretly, the Elvish King Eltheraf Ekryie re-formed the Sentinels in the early Sixth Age to serve the elvish court and the Synfari, as there was much mistrust between the High-Elves and the Veiled Society.