Pallando (Quenya; IPA: [palˈlando]), also known as Pallando the Blue, or Rómestámo (Quenya; [ˌroːmesˈtaːmo]), was one of the five Istari or Wizards that were sent to Middle-earth to aid the Free Peoples in their struggle against Sauron.


Before he came to Middle-earth, Pallando was a Maia of Oromë the Huntsman. He was taken to Middle-earth at the bidding of Alatar, another Istar who took him as a friend.

Pallando and Alatar (known as the Blue Wizards for their sea-blue robes) traveled to the east of Middle-earth with Curumo (Saruman the White) to aid some men and subdue others, primarily the Easterlings and Southrons who worshiped Sauron, and whose numbers were steadily increasing. Saruman later returned to the West, but Pallando along with Alatar stayed behind.

Other than this, not much is positively known about Pallando or Alatar, but it is thought that Pallando most likely failed his mission eventually. However, in Tolkien's later years he provided an alternate name for the wizard, Rómestámo, meaning "helper of the East". Here it is thought that rather than fail his mission altogether, Pallando perhaps had the opposite fate, and he and Alatar may have in fact played some crucial role in the War of the Ring and in the victory of the Army of the West, unnoticed but significant.[1]


When Pallando came to Middle-earth, he was clothed in flesh and had the appearance of a wizened old man, though he did not look as old as Gandalf. He, along with Alatar, was dressed in robes of sea-blue, which is why they both came to be known as "the Blue Wizards" or Ithryn Luin.[1] Pallando had a grey beard which was not as long as either Gandalf's or Saruman's. He carried a staff, as did the other Istari, which he could use to channel his magical powers.

Portrayal in adaptations

The Hobbit trilogy

When talking to Bilbo, Gandalf mentions the two Blue Wizards in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. When Bilbo asks how many Wizards there are, Gandalf states that there is himself, Saruman, the two Blue Wizards (whose names he has "quite forgotten"), and Radagast. (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ፓለንዶ
Arabic بالاندو
Armenian Պալլանդո
Belarusian Cyrillic Палландо
Bengali পাল্লান্দ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Паландо
Chinese 帕兰多 (Pallando)

羅密斯達奴 (Rómestámo)

Georgian პალანდო
Greek Παλλανδο
Gujarati પૅલેન્ડો
Hebrew פלנדו
Hindi पल्लन्दो
Japanese パルランド (Pallando)

ローメスターモ (Rómestámo)

Kannada ಪಲ್ಲಂಡೊ
Korean 팔란도
Macedonian Cyrillic Палландо
Marathi पल्लंडो
Mongolian Cyrillic Палландо
Nepalese पल्लन्दो
Pashto پیلاندو
Persian پالاندو
Punjabi ਪਲਾਨਡੋ
Russian Палландо
Sinhalese පල්ලන්දෝ
Tajik Cyrillic Палландо
Tamil பல்லாந்தோ
Telugu పళ్ళందో
Ukrainian Cyrillic Палландо (Pallando)

Роместальмо (Rómestámo)

Urdu پاللندو
Uzbek Палландо (Cyrillic) Pallando (Latin)
Yiddish פּאַללאַנדאָ



  1. 1.0 1.1 Unfinished Tales, Part Four: II: "The Istari"
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