• Elrond:So you know that ring you just cut off Sauron's finger? You should probably throw it in the volcano, which is right here.
  • Isildur:How about no.
  • ...
  • Elrond:Ok look that's definitely Sauron and he's definitely coming back, let's go do something about it.
  • Saruman:Or you could take Galadriel home and let me handle this.
  • ...
  • Elrond:Welcome to the Council of Elrond.
  • Elrond:EVERYONE SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP
  • Elrond:WE ARE DEFINITELY DOING THE DESTROYING THE RING THING THIS TIME
  • Elrond:NO EXCUSES
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I have seen three ages in the West of the world, and many defeats, and many fruitless victories. I was the herald of Gil-galad and marched with his host. I was at the Battle of Dagorlad before the Black Gate of Mordor, where we had the mastery: for the Spear of Gil-galad and the Sword of Elendil, Aiglos and Narsil, none could withstand. I beheld the last combat on the slopes of Orodruin, where Gil-galad died, and Elendil fell, and Narsil broke beneath him.