Calardis was born in Mithlond, the Grey Havens, at the end of the Second age. Her mother was a skilled chef, preparing meals for the sailors and shipbuilders, and Calardis learned her trade. Her father was a jewelmaker, but the longing grew too strong in him and he left on one of the ships some centuries ago. Calardis, knowing it is not yet her time to go, decided to leave the Havens before she would be unable to resist. She now makes her living playing old, and new, songs around Middle-Earth, bringing hope to those who suffer, courage to those who feel weak and laughter to those who grieve.