Lord Elrond

Lord Elrond

The son of Eärendil and Elwing, and through both parents he was half-elven or peredhil. At the end of the First Age, both Elrond and his brother Elros were given the choice to become Mortal or to accept the life of the Eldar. Elros chose to become mortal and Elrond chose to be of elven-kind. This same choice is later on passed down to his children Elladan, Elrohir and Arwen. Their mother is Celebrķan, the daughter of Galadriel and Celeborn.

During the Second Age, Elrond establishes the refuge of Imladris (Rivendell). It is in Imladris that he later holds council to decide the fate of the One Ring. Elrond bears Vilya, the Ring of Sapphire, also called the Ring of Air, mightiest of the three elven rings of power, which was given to him shortly before the War of the Last Alliance by the High-elven King Gil-Galad, to whom he was herald.

After the War of the Ring in the Third Age, Elrond, along with Galadriel, Gandalf, Bilbo and Frodo, travels West over the sea, to Aman, where he his reunited with his wife Celebrķan. By doing so he is parted forevermore from his daughter Arwen who decides to remain in Middle-earth and become of mortal-kind. The fate of his sons, Elladan and Elrohir, is not known.

 

Fast Facts

Basics

Birth: FA 532 (Havens of Sirion)
Sailed into the West TA 3021
6,520 years old when he departed Middle-earth
Twin brother to Elros of the Edain

Divisions

Resided

  • Havens of Sirion, Beleriand (FA 532 - FA 538)
  • Isle of Balar, Beleriand (FA 538 - FA 590)
  • Lindon (SA 1 - SA 1697)
  • Imladris (Rivendell) (SA 1697 - TA 3021)

Family

Parents

  • Eärendil (father)
  • Elwing (mother)

Siblings

  • Elros (brother, counted among the Edain)

Spouse and children

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Elrond

Standard of Elrond