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On the House of Fëanor the wrath of the Valar lieth from the West unto the uttermost East, and upon all that will follow them it shall be laid also. Their Oath shall drive them, and yet betray them, and ever snatch away the very treasures that they have sworn to pursue. To evil end shall all things turn that they begin well; and by treason of kin unto kin, and the fear of treason, shall this come to pass.

nos Fëanor, the Dispossessed

A Short Biography of Elrond
  • Elrond: Hi! I'm Elrond, and I live with my mommy and daddy and twin brother Elros. I love my family!
  • Eärendil: *sails away*
  • Maedhros and Maglor: Hello
  • Elwing: YOU'LL NEVER TAKE ME ALIVE, BITCHES!
  • Elwing: *jumps off cliff*
  • Elwing: *turns into a bird*
  • Everyone: WTF
  • Elrond and Elros: Mommy...
  • Maglor: Oh no, oh no, don't cry, smol baby elves, we'll be your new dads now!
  • Maedhros: Wait, what?
  • Elrond and Elros: Yay!
  • Elrond: And you'll never leave us, will you, new dads?
  • Maedhros and Maglor: ...
  • Maedhros and Maglor: *run off to steal the silmarils*
  • Maedhros: *jumps off a cliff*
  • Elrond: Wait, not again-
  • Maglor: *takes a long walk on the beach and is never seen again*
  • Elrond: Well, I guess it's just you and me, Elros-
  • Elros: Actually, I'm gonna become a human and die.
  • Elrond: Oh... ok, that's cool. That's cool. I'm just gonna become bffs with the new king Gil-Galad
  • Gil-Galad: *dies*
  • Elrond: Well, at least I have a beautiful new wife Celebrian
  • Celebrian: *get's attacked by orcs*
  • Celebrian: I must go into the West to seek healing.
  • Elrond: Of course, darling, don't worry about me, at least I still have our three beautiful children-
  • Arwen: Actually I'm gonna become a human and die.
  • Elladan and Elrohir: And um... we're not coming West with you.
  • Elrond: You know what? I'm done. Nobody fucking appreciates me in Middle-Earth. Sayonara bitches, Elrond out.

it’s common knowledge that the names of the three elven rings match the fates of the three Silmarils, but think about the ring-bearers, too —

  • elrond is obvious; he had the ring of air, but he didn’t have his father, who was sailing through the sky with a silmaril on his brow
  • galadriel and maglor were the last of the grandchildren of finwë left in middle-earth; she bore the ring of water and longed to go back across the sea all that time, while his fate was to wander the shoreline after he flung his silmaril into the sea
  • gandalf, wearing the ring of fire, fell into the deepest parts of moria battling a demon made of flame; maedhros threw himself and his silmaril into a fiery chasm

and i wonder if the wise and knowledgeable ring-bearers could’ve noticed this, and if gandalf’s death would’ve, in a way, completed the last of the parallels

and i wonder, then, if a part of him knew, or perhaps thought he knew, that at some point he would have to die.

I practiced using one of the ink pens in Clip Studio Paint for fun. I just wanted to draw some characters I have missed drawing and also try out some outfit ideas for Fingon and Maglor (I suck at sticking to outfits and then constantly draw new ones… which sometimes turn out really uninteresting. Gotta improve on that)

  • Melkor
  • Celegorm
  • Maglor
  • Fingon