Lindel (リンデル Rinderu): is a Mage and the current Caretaker of the Dragons' Aerie, which was appointed to him by the one who named him and teacher, Rahab. He served as both Elias and Adolf's first master.
Lindel is a human male, despite being a thousand years old or more, he looks like a young man in his twenties. Lindel has fair skin, blonde hair which he ties in two loose strands and blue eyes.
He wears a white hood with grey designs around the edges. Beneath that is a maroon robe. In the manga, he seems to have been able to get his hands on modern clothes, including a green hoodie.
Though Lindel is introduced as malicious he is actually a reserved individual, though playful enough to throw the occasional insult at his old apprentice, Elias. He is, in general, a kind and calm person.
During his long life, Lindel grew tired of trying to find his reason for existence. He chose then to live as a nomad, caring for caribou and growing moss while avoiding humans. During one winter, when no wolves came near his tent, Elias collapsed in front of him. After taking him to Rahab to receive advice, Lindel and Elias become friends and continued living a nomad life until an unknown time had passed and they parted ways.
Skills and Abilities
Ability to ride Dragons: Lindel is able to ride Dragons. He can be seen riding Paulina as they make their way to pick up Chise, with its mouth. In addition to this, he has a lot of knowledge about the Dragons, he cares for and protects.
Healing: Lindel is able to heal injured people and creatures with his hands. However, this power has its limits as he isn't able to heal someone who is on the brink of death. He healed Chise's cuts on her arm.
Singing: Through singing, Lindel can perform various actions such as making flowers bloom in the Dragon Land and summon Elves.
Lindel is Elias' long-term friend. They both raised caribou together up until Elias moved to Britain.
Lindel was once a student to Rahab, but while Rahab stays in touch with humans, Lindel chose to avoid humans and their conflicts. He is still able to contact her by wrapping sprigs of spruce with a red piece of yarn. She chose his name and later made him the caretaker of Dragons.
In a bedtime story, he tells her about Elias' past, something he avoids speaking about. While in the dragon nest, Lindel guides Chise in creating her first staff and was the elder that finished said staff, as per tradition. He seems to think and treat Chise like his grandaughter, this is also how he adresses her to everyone.
- In the trailers, Lindel's eye color was originally depicted as purple but was later changed to blue.
- Lindel is a Swedish name. However, Lindel is apparently Finnish. (Swedish is also one of the official languages of Finland).
- During his younger years, he seems to be wearing clothing similar to the traditional outfits of the indigenous Sami people of the northern part of Scandinavia.
- In Official Guidebook: Merkmal, his height is 160cm (5'3") and weight is 65kg (143lb).