|Help from the past
Author: L. Byron PM
with elements from the silmarillion, the fellowship gets the unexpected help from two elves that everyone thought were dead since the first age Luthien Tinuviel and Finduilas of NargothrondRated: Fiction K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 31,630 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 06-10-07 - Published: 10-01-06 - id: 3179787
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Author's notes: In my story, Luthien Tinuviel and Findulias of Nargothrond didn't die. When Beren died and in the sacking of Nargothrond they both fell asleep and were taken by Ulmo himself to a secret place in the savages lands in the east of the blue mountains "Ered Luin".
At the end of the third age, Ulmo was in deep meditation. He knew that the time has come "Finally, after more than six thousands years the time of need is here. Sure Manwe sent the five istari to help the people of middle earth against Sauron, but long before that Illuvatar spoke to my heart and told me what to do. I didn't know then the reason, but now its all clear to me."
The first to wake up was Luthien. At first she didn't know where she was or what had happened to her, but then she remembered that Ulmo of the valar had appeared before her and offered a way to escape from the pain of Beren's death "I will put you to sleep for a long time and you will only wake up until the world itself has changed" were Ulmo's words as she remembered before she accepted it. As she looked around, she noticed two things; She was in a strange forest, very different from the forest of Doriath.
The second thing she noticed was another elven maiden sleeping very near her. Luthien recognized her immediately "Findulias of the house of Finarfin" She knew her because although she was Teleri and Findulias was of the Noldor elves, they were still kin since Findulias was the granddaughter of Finarfin, king of the Noldor in the undying lands but her grandmother was the daughter of Olwe, King of the teleri in the undying lands and brother of her own father Elwe thingol king of the teleri in Beleriand.
Luthien was in deep thought when she saw that Findulias began to move and then opened her eyes. She saw confusion written in Findulias's face and called to her. Findulias looked in her direction and then she stared with disbelief at Luthien "Luthien?" Luthien smiled "Yes, it's me. It's been a while since the last time we saw each other" Findulias answered "B..but I thought you were dead… Oh Eru, don't tell me I died as well and we are in Mando's halls" Luthien just answered "No, I didn't die" Findulias was about to say something but then she remembered "Ulmo.. now I remember.. he helped me escape from the orcs and made me an offer" Luthien was now interested "Help you escape from the orcs?" Findulias made a sad smile and said "Since you disappeared a lot of bad things have happened. Morgoth's power has grown more and more and my beautiful city was left in ruins" Then, as if remembering something, she rose up and said "Oh no, I must hurry… I remember my beloved Turin was in great danger, the dragon Glaurung was going to kill him" She was about to run but then for the first time she noticed that this forest was very different from the one Ulmo had saved her "Where are we?" she asked in confusion
Luthien was about to reply, when suddenly they both heard some noises very near. At first they were afraid it might be some servant of Mogoth, but after a while they both agreed to go check who was making the noise, perhaps they could get information and help. They moved silently through the woods and then, in a small clearing, they saw a small fire and sitting near the fire a man. He had long golden hair and apparently was talking to himself. Both girls didn't recognize the language he was speaking, although it sounded very similar to the language of the edain, and with a little effort they understood what he was saying
"Bloody Grima.. To use his manipulation over the king in these times of need. But I must hurry, Theodred is dying and his only hope is for me to find that rare plant here in Fangorn"
At that moment, he sensed someone was watching him and he became alarmed. Eomer never liked any forest; it was no place for a rohirrim, so different from the vast plains of Rohan and sure he had heard the stories mothers in Rohan would tell to little children, stories filled with Ents in this particular forest, and the worst of them all, the witch elf in the woods of Lorien.
Eomer had never seen an elf, but he knew that if the stories were true, then they were to be feared. He gulped hard and said in a voice that he hoped sounded calm "Whoever is out there, let me assure you that I will leave this forest soon... I just came to collect some medicine herbs and then I will leave… ok?".
"Maybe we should go talk to him" Luthien told Findulias, and before Findulias could answer Luthien went into the clearing and said "Greetings son of Man"
Eomer was at that moment looking at another direction, but he felt small steps coming behind him and then a voice called to him. He turned slowly, afraid of what he might see, but nothing in his wildest dreams prepared him for the sight before him and for a moment he thought that he was dreaming. Perhaps the most beautiful creatures he had ever seen were approaching him. The first, who was also the prettiest, had long dark hair with grey eyes while the one coming behind, while not as beautiful as the other still possessed a beauty above human measures, was golden haired and had blue eyes. Eomer was a very tall man, but he could see that they were as tall as he. A pale light seemed to surround them "They must be elves" he quickly thought to himself, and his childhood fears came back to him as he took a step backwards, away from the approaching ladies.
Both of them must have noticed his growing fear and they stopped. Luthien than said "Do not fear son of man, we mean you no harm… In fact I think we might need your help" Eomer looked at both of them and said with a voice mixed with fear and disbelief "M..My h..help?" Findulias then spoke "We got lost and we don't know exactly where we are. Would you be so kind to tell us where we are?" then Luthien asked "Are we far from the kingdom of Doriath?" Eomer replied "Doriath? I have never heard that name before. My ladies, you are in the forest of Fangorn and the nearest kingdom is Rohan, my land" then he gulped nervously and added "Perhaps.. Perhaps if you come with me, we could give you some help… M.. my s.. sister has more knowledge of geography and she has studied many books. She may be able to help you"
Luthien smiled at him and said "I will be honoured" then she asked "You haven't told us your name". Eomer replied "Oh sorry, my name is Eomer nephew of king Theoden of Rohan" After both Luthien and Findulias told Eomer their names, but being careful to omit that they were of royal blood, Luthien said "I guess we must be really far from our homeland, I have never heard of Rohan before" then she added in a serious tone "as your kingdom have troubles with Morgoth's armies?" Eomer nodded "Morgoth? I don't know who he is, but right now my land is in peril by the work of Saruman" When he saw that none of them knew who Saruman was he continued "I will tell you more once we arrive in Edoras, but know we must hurry, I must bring these plants to save my cousin prince theodred" Findulias asked "Is your cousin very ill?" Eomer answered as they moved close to the horses waiting for them "He was ambushed by a band of Uruk Hai" Then he added smiling "You are lucky I brought another horse with me.
Eomer mounted in his horse and was about to extend his hand to Findulias, but was surprised when she jumped with great agility and landed right beside him, while Luthien also mounted the other horse.
They rode in silence most of the way, with only the occasional question of Findulias or Luthien about the landscape. Only once Luthien asked Eomer about his reaction when he first saw them "You seemed surprised and also afraid when you saw us" Eomer replied "Well, to tell you the truth, you are the first elves I have ever seen in my whole life, some people even say that most of them have left this world long ago. But we really don't know that much about the history of this world. My people came to this land from the north five hundreds years ago, and our oldest traditions come from that time" Both Luthien and Findulias looked at each other but they kept in silence
After three hours of riding at full speed, the city of Edoras appeared in front of them and Eomer said "Edoras, capital of Rohan. Once we are inside the King's castle, I will take you to my sister. However, you must be careful inside, the king is not so well" Findulias asked "Why? What is wrong with him?" Eomer only answered with a sad voice "His mind has been poisoned by Saruman" Luthien then added "I have some skills in medicine. Perhaps I can help your cousin regain his health, and maybe also your uncle".
As they entered the city, both Luthien and Findulias marvelled at it. They have never been in a city of the edain before, and although it lacked the "Ethereal beauty" of the elven cities, still it had a "Rustic beauty" in it. The Streets were empty for the late hour so nobody saw them, and once they entered the castle, Eomer leaded them to a small room "My sister is inside this room" Eomer told them before he opened the door slowly. As they entered, Findulias and Luthien saw a man lying in a bed unconscious and very pale. Right next to his bed, a beautiful woman sleeping in a chair. Luthien looked at Theodred and said "I can feel his pain, He is very ill." Then she approached the bed and, to Eomer's surprise, she started chanting in a strange tongue.
The light that seemed to come out of her body grew in brilliance, and at that moment, Eomer's sisters opened her eyes. Apparently the song had awoken her and, as she looked around, the first thing she saw was the glowing figure of Luthien above the unconscious theodred. She rose from her chair and was about to scream but was interrupted by her brother "calm dawn Eowyn, she is only helping him" she looked at him in confusion, then her eyes widened with fear as she saw another figure next to his brother. Findulias was looking at the young woman with sympathy as she looked like a little sister she never had.
Eowyn was about to say something, but at that moment the glowing light seemed to fade, and as they looked into the bed a gasp came from both Eomer and Eowyn mouth. There was Thoedred, still unconscious, but the mortal paleness in his face was gone and his breathing was normal. "He just needs to rest" the dark haired creature told Eowyn "In two more days he will wake up".
Eowyn just stared at the beautiful woman in front of her with her eyes wide open, she was still afraid but there was also gratitude in her heart "Magic of Elves" she just whispered. Luthien smiled and said "Magic? I have always wondered what that means to the Edain, Beren was never able to explain me"
Eomer rapidly intervened "Sister, Let me present you the ladies Findulias and Luthien. I found them in the forest of Fangorn, and were lost. I told them that perhaps we could be able to help them get bak to their land. I have already told them that you have read many books about middle earth, and perhaps you could give them some helpful information"
Eowyn still felt a little bit intimidated for these tall elves, but she was also feeling gratitude for saving Theodred's life "If I can help you in any way I can, then I will do it gladly" She blushed a little and continued "The only problem is that the old books I have read come from Gondor, and they deal mostly about Gondorian History and also other kingdoms of man such as Harad or Rhun. I'm afraid they don's say that much about Elves and their history. Mostly what I know about your kind comes from the legends of my own people. Apparently there are very few elves left in this world, and those few that still dwell here live in isolation from the rest of the world in places like Lorien or Rivendell" Luthien asked "Lorien? Your brother mentioned that name before; he mentioned something about an elf witch" Eowyn smiled and looked at her brother "That's only a myth. I don't really know if there are elves living in that forest or not, but I don't believe those childish stories about an Elf witch" Eomer said "Hey it may be truth"
Eowyn glared at him and continued "However, once a man of Gondor, who was well versed in all kinds of stories, told me that some obscure legend of Gondor said that long ago, even before the days of Numenor, there was a time when the Elves ruled this world and a terrible war was fought with the gods. Personally I think they are only myths"
Luthien and Findulias were about to say something, but at that moment the door opened and a guard came in "Eomer, Grima wormt… the King requests your presence" Both elves noticed immediately the change in Eomer's mood "Tell the worm that I'll be there in a minute" Once the guard left Eomer said "I must say goodbye for now. It's been an honor to meet you both. Sister I trust you will give them proper accommodations" then he left.
Luthien asked Eowyn "What's is wrong?" Eowyn replied with a sad face, she told them about the king's condition, about saruman's control over him and his puppet Grima Wormtongue. Once the tale was over Eowyn said "You must be really tired and also hungry, please let me take you to your room. It's a room reserved for our royal guest" Luthien answered with a smile "We are not really that tired, we elves only need to sleep for about five minutes a day to recover, as for food, I think we can wait for breakfast in the morning" Eowyn guided them to a room that was just next to theodred's and said "It's really late and I'm going to sleep now. It's been a pleasure to meet you both, especially in these dark days"
As she left Luthien asked Findulias "What do you think of all these events?" Findulias answered "Either we slept for a very long time, or we are in a land far from home" Luthien then said "I didn't recognize any of those names. Do you think those elves she mentioned living in Lorien and Rivendell are Avari?" Findulias answered "I don't really know, but in the morning I'm sure we will get more information.
As morning came, a knock was heard in the door and then a young servant girl entered shyly into the room bringing the breakfast. After she put the breakfast in the table, she bowed at both elves and left as fast as she could. Findulias commented "Is strange, If I remember correctly, what the Edain felt at our presence was wonder, but these people fear us. Did you see that poor girl, she was practically trembling when she saw us" Luthien answered "I noticed to, even Eomer and Eowyn were afraid of us at first"
They kept talking for a while, when suddenly they heard the door in the next door open and Eowyn's voice, half in anger half crying saying loudly "Your words are poison" as they opened the room, they saw Eowyn's small figure running through the hall, while a dark figure was walking slowly in the opposite direction.
Without thinking, both elves decided to follow Eowyn. They fallowed her through a long corridor, until finally she stopped in what appeared to be a balcony. Both of them approached her in silence. The view from the balcony was magnificent as they could see the whole city below and the vast plains beyond the city walls. Eowyn noticed their presence and made a sad smile, Luthien was about to ask her if she was ok, but then something caught her attention "Four riders are approaching the city" she said, both Eowyn and Findulias stared towards where she was pointing "Yes, I see them" Findulias said. Eowyn then replied "These are strange times, I don't remember a time where we have gotten so many visitors. I better go down there to see who they are. I hope there won't be any trouble" she sighed and continued "especially now that my brother is not here" Findulias asked "Eomer? Where did he go?" Eowyn looked at her and answered "He has been exiled from the kingdom, just last night after he left the room" she stopped for a moment and continued with a little despair in her tone "With him gone, now nothing stands against saruman's dominion". Findulias touched her hand and said "Do you want us to go with you?" Eowyn smiled and said "I appreciate that" then she leaded them throught the castle until they were in front of a great door "This is the great hall of the castle, apparently everyone is inside, since we didn't see any guards". She was about to open the door, when they all heard the sound of what appeared to be a fight inside. Eowyn, now with a worried expression, opened the door slowly and entered the hall, fallowed by the two elves.
The first thing they noticed was that some man lay unconscious on the floor, three of the riders they saw not long ago were there in the room, while the fourth rider, who was dressed in a grey cloak, was in front of a throne, were a very old looking man was sitting.
Eowyn tried to run towards her uncle, thinking he was in some sort of danger, but was stopped by one of the riders. Then they heard the stranger said "Harken to me! I release you from the spell." The king laughed with a voice not of his own and said "Hahahhhahahahah! You have no power here, Gandalf the Grey!" at that moment the stranger threw away his grey cloak and his figure glowed with a great white light and pointed his staff at the king "I shall draw you, Saruman, as poison is drawn from a wound." The presence in the king's body answered with anger "If I go... Theoden dies." At which the stranger answered with authority "You did not kill me, you will not kill him!" the presence said now with desperation: "Rohan is mine!" at which the stranger pushed his staff further towards the king and said "Be gone!"
The kings jumped against the stranger, but he was thrown back in his throne and apparently the spirit that possessed him left his body. At that moment Eowyn ran to Theoden whose face changed as he raised his head again. Theoden became now the younger looking man he once was. He looked at Eowyn, who was now smiling with great happiness, and said "I know your face. Eowyn… Eowyn." The stranger approached the king and said "Breathe the free air again, my friend." At which the king answered "Dark have been my dreams of late." The stranger smiled and said"Your fingers would remember their old strength better... if they grasped your sword."
Then the elves saw one of the guards approach the king with a sword and handed it at the king. Theoden took the sword and after watching it all over, he looks down at Grima with an angry expression and said "Get him out of here". Once Grima is thrown down the stares, the king approached him holding his sword. Grima threw himself at the king's feet and said "I've only ever serve you, my lord!" at which the king answered "Your leechcraft would have had me crawling on all fours like a beast!" Grima then begs "Send me not from your side." To the horror of both Luthien and Findulias, Theoden raised his sword to kill Grima but the stranger who held Eowyn intervened and grabs the king "No, my lord! No, my lord. Let him go. Enough blood has been spilled on his account."
Grima stands up and runs aways through the crowd who is watching the scene. "Get out of my way!" he screams. At that moment one of the guards says with a loud voice "Hail, Theoden king!" at which the crowd that gathered outside the castle kneels down. The king was about to turn into the castle but then he remembered something and asked "Where is Theodred ? Where is my son?"
As the king asked for his son, Eowyn approached him and said "My lord, your son is resting on his bed, recovering from an attack of a Band of Uruk – Hai" She was about to continue her story, but Théoden started to run towards the entrance of the castle and was immediately fallowed by his niece and the four riders. Luthien and Findulias, who watched the whole scene from the inside of the castle and had not yet been seen by anyone, decided to fallow the small group. As they walked, Luthien asked Findulias "What did you think of the people who arrived today" Findulias answered "Is a strange group. The one leading them definitively comes from the West, he may look like an old mortal man but he is not. The Elf, he is not one of the Noldor or Sindar, but he kinds of remind me of the Nandor. The dwarf surprised me, they don't usually travel with the other races. The man, I don't know, his clothing's may not be elegant, but there is something about him." Luthien answered with sadness "You are right, that man reminds me of Beren"
As they approached the room, they noticed that only the elf had stayed outside, while the others had gone inside. As they came close, the Elf heard them and turned his face; His eyes widened in surprise as he saw them and for a moment the three of them just stared at each other. The strange looking Elf was really beautiful despite not being one of the high elves like Findulias or Luthien. "Am I seeing things?" Legolas wondered for a moment as he tried to understand why there were two elves in Edoras. Then, as he paid more attention, his surprise grew "The dresses they are wearing, I have only seen dresses like that in the paintings in Imladris, but that can't be. Those paintings were of the old days, and in middle earth only Celeborn, Galadriel, Elrond and Cirdan remain of the ancient times." He was about to say something, but at that moment his friends came out of the room with the king and his niece. Eowyn said "Oh there you are" but the rest of the group went silent as they saw them, even Gandalf was truly surprised. "W.. what is wrong?" Eowyn asked confused as she saw their expressions. She thought that since they were already in the company of an elf, then they wouldn't be to surprised, but apparently she was wrong.
The King broke the silence and approached them "Eowyn just told me that you saved my son from a certain death" he said with tears in his eyes "I'm at your debt" then he bowed at them and asked "I'm Theoden, king of Rohan. may I ask your names ladies" they were about to answer but Gandalf approached them and said to Findulias in a tongue that only Aragorn and Legolas understood with great difficulty, since it was spoken in a fashion that had not been spoken for thousands of years "It's been long years since the last time you went as a child to listen to my stories under the trees of valinor my dear Findulias" Findulias looked at him surprised "Olorin?" Luthien then asked in surprised "You are Olorin? My mother told me that you were her best friend even before Illuvatar made this world" Gandalf smiled at her and said "Lady Tinuviel, the stories don't do justice to your beauty".
Both Aragorn and Legolas Gasped in surprise when they heard the names. The others noticed this and Eowyn asked Aragorn "Do you understand what they are saying?"
Aragorn answered "Yes my lady" then he said with a little sadness "I was raised in Rivendell"
At that moment Gandalf took out from his bag a beautiful ring, that Findulias Recognized immediately, and said now in the common tongue so everyone understood "When Gil-Galad fell, this ring was offered to your Aunt Galadriel. She refused the ring and said that although she was a Noldor and the last of Finwe's descendants on this side of the sea, she was now a queen of the Nandor in Lorien and Wife of Celeborn of Doriath. I believe now this ring belongs to you" Findulias stared at the ring and said with surprise "But Olorin, that's Finwes's ring and only the High King of the Noldor can wear it" Gandalf smiled at her and said when he noticed her worried looks "In this age, that title only have symbolic power. Most of the Noldor who came from aman left to the undying lands when Morgoth was defeated, and those few who remained left when the last high King was killed. Only a few of their descendents, who were born mostly in the second age, remain in Rivendell. Only Galadriel remains of those who saw the lights of the trees before the coming of the sun"
Findulias took the ring and said "Morgoth was defeated? But how?..How long has it been Olorin?. You said that only Galadriel remains of my kin, and by all I have heard I know it's been a long time since Nargothrond's fall" Luthien then intervened "What about my kin the sindar? What happended to the Kingdom of Doriath?". Gandalf said "I believe my friend here can answer that question" he said as Legolas came to his side and said "Most of them left at the end of the first age of the sun and Beleriand was covered by the sea. My name is Legolas and I'm a descendant of those few who remained. My father Thranduil is the king of the nandor elves in the forest of Mirkwood, but our family is of Sindar origins in the great kingdom of Doriath. Only lord Celeborn and Cirdan remains of those who witnessed the old days". Then he bowed and said "I never thought I would ever get a glimpse of our former glory, when your father Thingol was king of all the Teleri who didn't make the journey to the West, both Nandor and Sindar".
Both Theoden and Eowyn were really confused, and admired. None of the names or the events were familiar to them. However, they now knew for sure that these two elves were of royal blood, and apparently their history was very ancient. Theoden, whose knowledge in history only went back to the first days of the third age, asked "Gandalf, why do they call you Olorin?" Ganfdalf laughed and said "I have many names in this world" He was about to continue, but at that moment two guards came running carrying a little girl and an older boy, both of them unconscious. One of the guards said to the king "My lord, these two had come from the west fold, apparently the villages had been under the attack of Isengard and the Wild people" Theoden said "They must have travelled the whole night, hurry bring them some food" Gandalf then said "There are things we must discuss at once, King theoden". They decided to go to the hall, where both kids would receive food and attention while they talked about the coming events.
As they went, the little girl woke up in the guards arms "Mamma?" she cried. She was obviously scared when she found herself in an unknown place, surrounded by strange people. Findulias looked at her with compassion and approached the guard "Let me carry her" she asked the guard who immediately passed the sobbing girl to the Elf. Findulias took the little girl gently in her arms, and began to sing her a song her own mother sang to her in Aman. The effect on the girl was almost immediately as the sobs stopped and the grief and fear were gone, and after a little while she was asleep again. Luthien approached Findulias and whispered to her "We must talk in private" Findulias stared at her and then called the guard and handed him the girl. They stood at the entrance of the hall and Luthien told her "We havent't had the time to discuss the new events and especially what are we going to do from now on" Luthien answered "You are right.. All this information has just been a shock to me, especially about Morgoth's fall." Luthien answered "I'm afraid we will have to ask Olorin the details and also what has happened in the last thousands of years… However" she said the last words with a worried face and Findulias noticed "You can feel it to?" Luthien stared at her and said "Yes, I wanted to talk to you about it… There is still a great evil in this world, It's not as powerful as Morgoth but somehow I feel we woke in a time of crisis". Findulias said "Let's go to the others so we can learn in more details the actual situation" as they entered the hall, they saw the man, whose name they still didn't know, saying to the king "Open war is upon you whether you risk it or not" Theonden approached him and told him "The last time I look it was Thoeden not Aragorn the King of Rohan" then they saw Gandalf approaching them and asking "Then what is the King's decision?".
Both of them approached Legolas, who was sitting next to the dwarf and Findulias asked "What has just happened?" Legolas answered "Rohan has been under the attack of Saruman for a long time and Mithrandir has asked the king to fight back, but the king doesn't want to go to war and put his people into more danger." At that moment they heard the king saying to one of the guards "We will go to Helm's deep as soon as we can.". The king then retired and they saw Gandalf talking with the man the King called Aragorn.
As they approached them, they heard Aragorn saying "He is only doing what he think is the best for his people" Gandalf answered "He is leading them into a trap Aragorn, there is no way out of that" He looked at Aragorn and said in a very serious tone "The people of Rohan will need you before the end Aragorn, their defences have to hold" Aragorn answered "They will hold".
Gandalf then looked at both Findulias and Luthien and said "You better come with me, my path will take me close to the forest of Lorien, where you can stay with your kin. Both Findulias and Luthien stared at Gandalf and then Aragorn and Luthien finally said "I think I will stay and help" Findulias added "I will stay too Olorin, I feel these people are going to need all the help they can get" Aragorn interceded "But my ladies, the travel to helm's deep is a harsh one, and once we get there, the chances are we are going to fight a great battle". Findulias smiled and said "We both have faced terrible dangers before and I will not leave my new friends alone in this time of peril" Luthien then added "Neither do I. My father taught me how to defend myself with weapons and from my mother I inherited certain abilities" Aragorn stared at both of them and said solemnly "My ladies, it will be an honour for me to fight at your side" Then he bowed and left with Gandalf. As they left, Findulias asked Legolas "Who is this Aragorn? I can feel that he is not an ordinary man" Luthien then added "There is greatness in him, but I also see sadness" Legolas answered "Aragorn son of Arathorn. He is the heir to the Throne of Gondor, the greatest and oldest Kingdom of man. But Gondor has not had a king in over 1600 years and I know he refuses to accept his true destiny.
Legolas proceeded to make a brief explanation of the events that led to the crisis. Told them about Sauron and the forging of the one ring and the rings of power, the fall of numenor and the coming of the great kings of the sea, the last alliance of man and elves, Isildur's betrayal, and finally the finding of the ring.
Luthien said "After so long and yet the struggle between the forces of good and evil remains" Findulias said "Only this time the struggle is not over Feanor's Jewels and apparently this time it's the raze of Man who is playing the major role" Legolas answered "Our time here is ending, what remains is but a glimpse of our former glory".
Luthien asked with curiosity "Who was chosen to carry the ring to… Mordor? Is that the name of the land you mentioned?" Findulias intervened "I'm sure they choose an Elf lord. Who else would have the strength to carry it and face all the dangers?"
Legolas smiled and said "His name is Frodo Baggins" Both Luthien and Findulias stared at him with an strange expression on their faces "Frodo? That's an unusual name. I have never heard a name like that among Elves, Dwarves, or man" Findulias said and Legolas answered "That's because he isn't an elf a Dwarf or a man. He is a Hobbit". Findulias asked "A what?" Legolas said "Hobbits are the youngest race in middle earth, they just appeared at the beginning of the third age" Luthien asked with curiosity "Hobbits.. they must be a raze of great warriors, since one of them was chosen to carry the ring" Legolas laughed and said "On the contrary my lady, Hobbits are very peaceful."
At that moment Eowyn came to them and said "I heard you are coming with us" she said with a smile "I'm happy, and it will also give me time to know you better and learn all about those strange things you spoke with Gandalf".
Findulias smiled and said "It will take a while to explain you our history, but in the mean time you can tell us more about yourself and your people