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In The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, the Council of Elrond is a fictional secret council called by Elrond in Rivendell in order to decide what should be done with the One Ring. Cover design for the three volumes of The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien Dust jacket of the 1968 UK edition The One Ring, as envisaged by Gerald Stiehler The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy saga by British author J. R. R. Tolkien, his magnum opus... Tolkien redirects here. ... The Three Graces, here in a painting by Sandro Botticelli, were the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility in Greek mythology. ... Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 - ?) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Rivendell from Fellowship of the Ring Rivendell (Sindarin: Imladris) is an Elven outpost in Middle-earth, a fictional realm created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... The One Ring, also known as the Ruling Ring or the Great Ring of Power, is an artifact from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth universe. ...


The account of the Council dominates Book II, Chapter 2 of the first volume, The Fellowship of the Ring, which is named after it. The Fellowship of the Ring is the first of three volumes of the epic novel The Lord of the Rings. ...

Those present at the Council had arrived at Rivendell by different paths and on separate errands, yet they were all ultimately concerned with the Ring and its effect upon the people of Middle-earth. A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ...


Important participants at the Council included:

At the Council the full story of the Ring was told by Bilbo and Gandalf. Boromir was all for taking the Ring and using its power in the defence of Gondor, but Gandalf and Elrond were adamant that the Ring, having been forged by Sauron himself, would corrupt and ultimately destroy whoever tried to use it. Eventually Gandalf felt it necessary to employ shock tactics by reciting the Ring-inscription in the Black Speech, despite angering Elrond in the process. Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 - ?) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Erestor is an elf of Rivendell and chief counselor of Elronds household, in The Lord of the Rings, a three-volume fantasy saga by J.R.R. Tolkien. ... Gandalf is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... Saruman(1000 T.A. to 3019 T.A on middle-earth) is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... The Ring of Isengard in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Isengard, a translation of the Sindarin Angrenost, was a large fortress. ... Aragorn II, 16th Chieftain of the Dúnedain of the North, later crowned King Elessar Telcontar (T.A. 2931 - F.A. 120), the 26th King of Arnor, 34th King of Gondor and First High King of the Reunited Kingdom, is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy... Frodo Baggins is the main character of J. R. R. Tolkiens monumental and mythological novel, The Lord of the Rings. ... Bree is a fictional village in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, east of the Shire and south of Fornost Erain. ... Hobbits are a race from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth universe which first appears in the book The Hobbit. ... In The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien, Frodo Baggins is appointed to be the Ring-bearer by the Council of Elrond in Rivendell. ... Bilbo Baggins is the central character of J. R. R. Tolkiens novel The Hobbit, and a minor character in its sequel, The Lord of the Rings, which is composed of the volumes The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King. ... Boromir (T.A. 2978-3019), a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy universe of Middle-earth, was the eldest son of Denethor II, last ruling Steward of Gondor in the Third Age of Middle-earth. ... Gondor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... Prophecy, in a broad sense, is the prediction of future events. ... Glóin is a the name of two fictional characters of J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy world of Middle-earth. ... The Dwarves of J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth are beings of short stature who all possess beards (even the women), and are often friendly with Hobbits although long suspicious of Elves. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Mordor is the dwelling place of Sauron, in the southeast of Middle-earth to the East of Anduin, the great river. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings, Gimli is a Dwarf of Durins Folk who is chosen to accompany Frodo Baggins as a member of the Fellowship of the Ring on the quest to destroy the One Ring. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings, Legolas Greenleaf is a Sindarin Elf who becomes a part of the Fellowship of the Ring. ... King Thranduil was a character in the fictitious world of Middle-earth created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Mirkwood was a great wood east of the Misty Mountains in Rhovanion, in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth. ... Gollum is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Glorfindel is an Elf, a character that appears on a couple of occasions in the tales of Middle-earth. ... This article deals with J.R.R. Tolkiens Balrogs. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Gondolin was a hidden city of the Elves founded by Turgon in the First Age. ... Samwise Gamgee (T.A. 2980-?; S.R. 1380-?), a character from J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy world Middle-earth, is Frodo Baggins servant who proves to be the most loyal of the Fellowship of the Ring. ... Galdor is the name of one or two fictional characters from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, Círdan (ship-maker in Sindarin) the Shipwright is a Teleri Elf (of which he was one of the wisest princes), a great mariner and shipwright, lord of the Falas during much of the First Age, one of the wisest and perhaps... The main part of this article relates to a version of Middle-earths history that is considered canon by many Tolkien fans (see: Middle-earth canon); it may contradict parts of The Silmarillion or other texts. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth, the Ring-inscription is a Black Speech inscription in Tengwar upon the One Ring, symbolising the Rings power to control the other Rings of Power. ... The Black Speech is the fictional language of Mordor in The Lord of the Rings. ...


Eventually it was decided that the only way to be free of Sauron and the Ring was to cast the Ring into the Crack of Doom in Mount Doom. The phrase at the crack of doom, meaning at the striking of the fateful hour, appears in Macbeth by William Shakespeare and has entered common usage. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Mount Doom, or Orodruin, is a volcano in Mordor where the One Ring was forged in the Crack of Doom, a fiery chasm within the mountain. ...


It then became necessary to decide who should take responsibility for such a perilous undertaking. Bilbo offered to finish the job he had started, but Gandalf told him he could not take back the Ring. Eventually Frodo surprised everyone including himself by telling them he would take the Ring. After some thought Elrond agreed. At this point Sam emerged from hiding and demanded to accompany Frodo, and since it was hardly possible to separate them Elrond agreed.


The matter of who else should accompany Frodo (later to be known as the Fellowship of the Ring, hence the title of the book and subsequent movie) was decided later, although the movie version of The Fellowship of the Ring depicts the choosing of the Fellowship as taking place at the end of the Council, and has Merry and Pippin also eavesdropping on the proceedings and demanding to accompany Frodo. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a film, released on Wednesday, December 19, 2001, directed by Peter Jackson with a runtime of 178 minutes (2 hours, 58 minutes). ... Meriadoc Brandybuck, usually referred to as Merry, is a Hobbit, a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth, featured as a central character throughout Tolkiens most famous work, The Lord of the Rings. ... Peregrin Took (T.A. 2990-?), better known to his friends as Pippin, is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth; a Hobbit, and one of Frodo Bagginss youngest but best friends. ...


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In the CoE gallery there are pictures of Bernard here and of Bernard in the role of Théoden here.
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For those who are interested in entertaining Elrond for a short time, taking photographs and writing up a report on his visit to you in the UK, Europe and all points East, please take a moment to check out the Rules and Conditions here in the Many Meetings Forum.
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