Today's Date in the Shire
Fun and Games
Walk to Rivendell
Malbeth the Seer
Elven realm founded by Elrond in the year 1697 of the Second Age as a refuge against the forces of Sauron. Together with the remnant of the Noldor that remained in Middle-earth, Elrond constructed the Last Homely Home as a refuge for the enemies of the Dark Lord.
In 3431 of the Second Age, Gil-galad and Elendil formed the Last Alliance against Sauron, sheltering their forces in Rivendell before taking them east for an assault on Mordor. In the battle of Dagorlad Sauron was overcome and his great Ring was taken by Isildur. But Isildur’s victory was short-lived when he was waylaid by orcs and slain.
One man survived the attack, Ohtar, Isildur’s esquire. He managed to return to Rivendell with the shards of his lord’s broken sword. He delivered them to Isildur’s infant son, Valandil, who had been left there in safety by his father. Thus Rivendell became the shelter of the line of Isildur and served as such successfully for more than 3000 years.
At the time of the War of the Ring, Rivendell served as one of the last remaining centers of Elven power and lore in Middle-Earth. Because of that, the various people’s came together there for the great Council of Elrond that determined what would be done with the One Ring lost by Sauron and found by Bilbo Baggins of the Shire. The Company of the Ring set out from Rivendell on the 25th of December 3018 Third Age.
After the defeat of Sauron and the passing of Elrond and most other Elves from Middle-Earth, Rivendell was mostly abandoned with Celeborn of Lothlórien and the sons of Elrond leading the few folk that remained.