Maeglin's 2009 Birthday Gifts: 3. Counselors, by Larner

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3. Counselors, by Larner

Scholar, musician, and warrior--such had been the father of the heart for Elrond and his brother Elros. Having so few memories of their own parents, it was perhaps natural that the two young peredhil would find themselves honoring those skills.

So it was that when he came to build and order his own household Elrond sought out those who would assist him to maintain such gifts and skills in himself. And so he welcomed Glorfindel, Lord of the House of the Golden Flower, to his hearth and home--a warrior who, having passed through death in the embrace of a Balrog, held no fear within himself. He welcomed also Lindir, minstrel, harpist, singer--his heart beat to the echoes of skeins of music; his feet danced through the day; his fingers found melody and rhythm and brought them forth; his voice lifted in song and tale, firing images of glory and grief in the imaginations of his listeners. And what little Elrond himself might forget of all he had seen, experienced, heard, or read could be summoned from the prodigious memory of Erestor.

Between the discernment and sensitivity of his beloved Celebrían and the counsel and support of these three, Elrond served his people well. That he should insist each of them be granted a place in the White Council went without challenge.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

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Author: maeglin

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 09/19/09

Original Post: 07/13/09

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