|Council-of-Elrond Cast Database|
Name: Elrond ("Star-Dome")
Race: Elven (Half-Elven)
(Specifically: 69% Eldar, 28% Edain, 3% Maiar)
Actor: Hugo Weaving
Aliases: Elrond Half-Elven, Elrond Peredhil, Lord Elrond, Master Elrond
Appears in: FotR, TTT, RotK
(Movie-quotes in italics)
In the Movie-Universe, Elrond Peredhil was present at the battle of the Last Alliance, where he commanded the Elven Army of archers under the guidance of the High King Gil-galad. After the fall of Elendil and Gil-galad (and Sauron’s defeat), Isildur took the Ring; Elrond led Isildur into the heart of Mount Doom and instructed him to cast it into the Fire of Orodruin to destroy it.
Three thousand years later, Elrond is found ruling the haven of Imladris (Rivendell), where he is a Great Healer and a Lore-Master. It was to Rivendell that Aragorn’s mother – Gilraen – took her child, for protection and education; and there she lies buried. There, too, are kept the Shards of Narsil, the heirloom of the Kings of Gondor and Arnor. It is also to Rivendell that Bilbo Baggins of the Shire retires, to finish his book, when he leaves Hobbiton after his eleventy-first birthday. And it is also there that Frodo’s Morgul-blade wound is tended to and, by the skills of Lord Elrond, he begins to mend.
3. FotR (cont...):
The Council of Elrond
To this Council, Elrond summons representatives of all the Free Races of Middle-earth, to debate the fate of the Ring. It is decided that it must be destroyed and, as a consequence, Elrond names and blesses the Fellowship of the Ring.
In Elrond's name, Haldir and a host of Elves join the Battle of Helm's Deep, to help defend the World of Men. At the same time, Elrond tries to dissuade his daughter from giving up her immortality and binding herself to Aragorn, his foster-son.
The Blue Ring, Vilya
One of the Three Elven Rings of Power that were unsoiled by Sauron, it was handed to Elrond by Gil-galad. Through Vilya, Elrond can arrest the decay and influence of the passage of time. It also enhances his powers of healing.
Last Alliance Armour
Used in the Last Alliance, Hadhafang is later “borrowed” by Arwen.
* So be it: you shall be the Fellowship of the ring!
* The race of Men is failing, the blood of Númenor is all but spent – its pride and dignity forgotten… It is because of Men the Ring survives.
* The Ring was made in the fires of Mount Doom; only there can it be unmade. It must be taken deep into Mordor and cast back into the fiery chasm from whence it came.
* Whether by the sword or the slow decay of time, Aragorn will die, and there will be no comfort for you, no comfort to ease the pain of his passing. He will come to death, an image of the splendor of the Kings of Men, in glory undimmed before the breaking of the world. But you, my daughter, you will linger on in darkness and in doubt, as nightfall in winter that comes without a star. Here you will dwell, bound to your grief, under the fading trees, until all the world has changed and the long years of your life are utterly spent... Arwen, there is nothing for you here... only Death.
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