It must be potent wine to make a wood-elf drowsy; but this wine, it would seem, was the heady vintage of the great gardens of Dorwinion, not meant for his soldiers or his servants, but for the king’s feasts only, and for smaller bowls, not for the butler’s great flagons.

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3. Waters of the Misty Mountains, listen to the great word. Flow waters of Loudwater against the Ringwraiths!” 

No parent should have to bury their child.

This line wasn’t in the original script. Bernard Hill was called away from set during filming to attend the funeral of a friend’s son. His friend said to Hill, “No parent should have to bury their child.” When the actor returned to New Zealand, he asked Peter Jackson to add this powerful scene to the film.

It is our fight. It will not end here. With every victory, this evil will grow. If your father has his way, we will do nothing. We will hide within our walls, live our lives away from the light, and let darkness descend. Are we not part of this world? Tell me, mellon, when did we let evil become stronger than us?


You’ll have a tale or two to tell of your own when you come back.

Home is behind, the world ahead,
and there are many paths to tread,
through shadows to the edge of night,
until the stars are all alight.