The early morning at Rivendell was quite peaceful. I awoke with my arms wrapped around my Mair. I rose to view the beautiful waterfall from my bedroom window. Mair slept soundly after the events of last night. She is so full of energy. I find myself more challenged than in the tournaments at Dragonfest.
I stared out at the water as it tumbled across the rocks. My mood shifted as I flashed backed to the night I almost fell from the cliff battling with the goblins. My thoughts turned to my companions of the Whiskey Drinking Bear and wondered how they fared. My hands felt cold and the feeling remained with me throughout the morning. I left to wander about and meet up with the elven smiths. They were to make a new sword this day and I wanted to learn their techniques.
As I passed the great hall, I heard a loud commotion. As entered, Elrond was weighing a great decision on the life of a man. He presumably entered the realm of Rivendell uninvited bringing a gravely wounded person with him. He knew that this was not wise and yet he dared ride forth. He was a rider of Rohan and yet he seemed different. He spoke of his past and how he was now wandering the lands and homeless.
I could see that there was good in him. I can’t seem to get his name right. It’s Earl or Sidney or something like that. The names of men are futile. I could see in Elrond’s eyes that he didn’t want to pass judgement on this man. Elrond asked for my guidance and something compelled me to stand up for this man. My standing in Rivendell has improved. Once I learned that the wounded person was Loreth, i rushed to be by her side.
Fortunately, she would be alright. She stated that she had separated from Elabrimborn. I knew something was amiss and we summoned riders to seek him out. It was with good fortune that they found him and brought him to Rivendell. He was so concerned for Loreth. Maybe she will see the good in him one day.
We were called back to the sentencing and I hoped that my words would be well received. I bargained for our rider of Rohan to join our fellowship and be spared. We would watch him and ensure that he would not speak of Rivendell’s location to others. Our fellowship is growing and this is good as we will need all the hearts and hope to battle the shadow that comes.