“For Maglor took pity upon Elros and Elrond, and he cherished them, and love grew after between them, as little might be thought; but Maglor’s heart was sick and weary with the burden of the dreadful oath.”(The Silmarillion, “Of Eärendil and the War of Wrath”)
Watercolour and gouache on Canson Montval cold-pressed paper, A3 size.
Elrond and Elros were the twin sons of Eärendil. The Valar gave each brother a choice whether to be counted among the kindred of Elves or of Men. Elrond chose to belong to the Firstborn, and remained in Lindon with Gil-galad, where he became known as a healer and loremaster, but Elros chose to become a mortal Man, and became Tar-Minyatur, a lord of the Edain and the first King of Númenor.