Námo the elder dwells in Mandos, which is westward in Valinor. He is the keeper of the Houses of the Dead, and the summoner of the spirits of the slain. He forgets nothing; and he knows all things that shall be, save only those that lie still in the freedom of Ilúvatar. He is the Doomsman of the Valar; but he pronounces his dooms and his jugements only at the bidding of Manwë. The Silmarillion, 'Valaquenta' Mandos was the hardest to design for me because I never really had an image in my head what he looked like. I know he doesn't look like a 'Keeper-of-the-Dead' type person as I have portrayed him, but that is what came to my mind at the time. mechanical pencil, pen, prismacolor.