Shadows of Twilight: An Elrond Fansite


Elrond's Words and Deeds

The coming of Gandalf and the return of Sauron

"Even as the first shadows were felt in Mirkwood there appeared in the west of Middle-earth the Istari, whom Men called the Wizards. None knew at that time whence they were, save Círdan of the Havens, and only to Elrond and Galadriel did he reveal that they came over the Sea...Mithrandir was closest in counsel with Elrond and the Elves." (Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age)

"Now the Shadow grew ever greater, and the hearts of Elrond and Mithrandir darkened. Therefore on a time Mithrandir at great peril went again to Dol Guldur and the pits of the Sorcerer, and he discovered the truth of his fears, and escaped. And returning to Elrond he said: 'True, alas, is our guess. This is not one of the Úlairi, as many have long supposed. It is Sauron himself who has taken shape again and now grows apace...' And Elrond answered: 'In the hour that Isildur took the Ring and would not surrender it, this doom was wrought, that Sauron should return." (Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age)

"..naught was done at that time, though Elrond's heart misgave him, and he said to Mithrandir: 'Nonetheles I forebode that the One will yet be found, and then war will arise again, and in that war this Age will be ended. Indeed in a second darkness it will end, unless some strange chance deliver us that my eyes cannot see." (Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age)

Elrond as keeper of lore and master of wisdom through the third age:

"Narsil came in due time to the hand of Valandil, Isildur's heir, in Imladris; but the blade was broken and its light extinguished, and it was not forged anew. And Master Elrond foretold that this would not be done until the Ruling Ring should be found again and Sauron should return; but the hope of Elves and Men was that these things might never come to pass." (Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age)

"The Dúnedain of the North became divided into petty realms and lordships, and their foes devoured them one by one. Ever they dwindled in years, until their glory passed, leaving only green mounds in the grass. At lenth naught was left of them but a strange people wandering secretly in the wild, and other men knew not their homes nor the purpose of their journeys, and save in Imladris, in the house of Elrond, their ancestry was forgotten." (Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age)

"In all the days of the Third Age, after the fall of Gil-galad, Master Elrond abode in Imladris, and he gathered there many Elves, and other folk of wisdom and power from among all the kindreds of Middle-earth, and he preserved through many lives of Men the memory of all that had been fair; and the house of Elrond was a refuge for the weary and the oppressed, and a treasury of good counsel and wise lore. In that house were harboured the Heirs of Isildur, in childhood and old age, because of their kinship of their blood with Elrond himself, and because he knew in his wisdom that one should come of their line to whom a great part was appointed in the last deeds of that Age." (Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age)

"Ere the Third Age was ended the Elves perceived that the Ring of Sapphire was with Elrond, in the fair valley of Rivendell, upon whose house the stars of heaven most brightly shone." (Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age)

The end of the Third Age:

"And latest of all the Keepers of the Three Rings rode to the Sea, and Master Elrond took there the ship that Círdan had made ready. In the twilight of autumn it sailed out of Mithlond... and an end was come for the Eldar of story and of song." (Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age)

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