My destiny has taken a strange and sudden twist. Having believed for all these years that orcs had killed my parents, I was shocked to learn that goblins had actually taken their lives. Learning this truth from Neldereth, the elven chef, left me speechless. This was such a rare and disturbing event for me that I now must find the truth behind this ring and destroy the evil that created it.
I have not shared this secret with my fellowship and I am not certain when to do this. Gandalf was not pleased when I told him of the reason for my parents’ demise. He cannot stop me from achieving my destiny. For now, I must focus on our fellowship and curing Legolas, finding Legelaven’s kin and destroying the evil wizard. I do vow to find the mystery behind this goblin ring and destroy it as well.
Each of our battles grows more challenging and my nature is to boldly face them. After my encounter with Saruman, I am beginning to see the weakness that boldness can bring. I could have easily caused harm to Elabrimborn with my brashness. I must learn to taper my eagerness and use it more wisely. If Elabrimborn had been harmed, Saruman may never have revealed Neldereth’s name to me and I would not have learned the truth about my parents.
The importance of our quest led us to confront the minions of Vidgulom. Meeting them before the river to the beautiful Lothlórien was of no surprise. Riding those beasts of Rohan to meet them in battle is not something this dwarf was meant to do. I will say that Elabrimborn was born to ride such fine steeds and his marksmanship on this day was unmatched. His aim was spot on to cut down their leaders right hand.
The beauty of Lothlórien is beyond words. The gold and glitter of this elven wood is a match for any treasure in this world. The noble Finrod was gracious and his aide was greater. If not for his efforts, Finari may not have given us the herb that will save Legolas. It was a special moment for Aegir to meet Finari and it brightened my heart to see him become smitten with her. He deserves happiness even in these trying times. He has endured much in his life.
With the elven cloaks, lembas bread and herbs, I am hopeful that we can save Legolas and rescue Legelaven’s kin. Our fellowship is strong and we must succeed.