But Why was Rivendell Safe?

Posted: April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Sweating to Mordor

While the Fellowship makes its way south along the Misty Mountains in a montage of walking scenes, let’s take a look back at Rivendell and Frodo’s question ‘Is Rivendell safe?’

Gandalf had been there when Frodo woke from his mini-coma and answered a slew of questions about Ringwraits and Strider. When talking about the strength of the enemy, Gandalf explained that their numbers were growing. When Frodo asked if Rivendell and the Elves were safe, Gandalf had this to say:

“Yes, at present, until all else is conquered. The Elves may fear the Dark Lord, and they may fly before him, but never again will they listen to or serve him.”

Later, during the Council of Elrond, we’re given a tiny bit more information about this: “and many eyes were turned to Elrond in fear and wonder as he told of the Elven-smiths of Eregion and their friendship with Moria…

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