Voltaire said that it's not enough to conquer: one must learn to seduce. Write a story or poem or create artwork where seduction plays a central role.
Elrond stared at the scene before him.
Things were not going well, and Gil-galad had recommended that he find a place that could serve as a refuge if circumstances took yet another turn for the worse. Weeks had been spent quietly riding about the wilds of Eregion, looking for that one place that said, "safe" to him.
And here it was, beckoning him to take a chance here.
It would take time, but this place was defensible – and beautiful at the same time.
They would call it what it was: a dell at the bottom of a ravine. Rivendell.
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