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The Elves Of Lorien VS Elves Of Rivendell

The Shire

Oct 24, 4:00am

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The Elves Of Lorien VS Elves Of Rivendell Can't Post

i honestly dont know who i would choose. I mean we know that Elrond would be a great leader based on his age and battle with Isildur but Lorien has Galadriel. Honestly ive always considered Lorien to be the 'hide from danger keep peace' type of place where as Rivendell is ready to fight if neccesary. Just because the elves of rivendell are most likely better warriors i would have to go with the rivendell elves.

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Oct 24, 4:27am

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The elves of Lothlorien. [In reply to] Can't Post

They're used to fighting from a height and could easily adapt their fighting-from-a-flet strategy to fighting-from-a-cliffside in, say, Rivendell. And those with the high ground have the upper hand in battle. Evil

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.

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Thor 'n' Oakenshield

Oct 26, 12:14am

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Are we talking about movie or book? [In reply to] Can't Post

Book: I'd go with the Rivendell Elves, who seem to have had more of a military presence throughout history, and Elrond was more of a war-lord, if that's the right term to use. He had mighty Elf-lords in his army. In the book, the Galadhrim do seem more peaceable, though they do have the powerful sorcery of Galadriel on their side.
Movie: Lorien Elves, all the way. The way they moved at Helm's Deep was incredible!

"Torment in the dark was the danger that I feared, and it did not hold me back. But I would not have come, had I known the danger of light and joy. Now I have taken my worst wound in this parting, even if I were to go this night straight to the Dark Lord."

the 13th warrior

Nov 2, 5:36am

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Would depend on the size of the armies, bigger numbers probably win.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Hello Man and all, Am curious what you think about the size of the armies rivendell and lorien would gather. wouldn't lorien be larger, an elf city as opposed to rivendell, elrond's "estate" for lack of a better word. it had an enormous household, with lots of elves. but lorien had an elf city and populated forests.so you would think galadriel and celeborn would have a lot more elfpower to draw on and form regiments. would think skill level about equal. thought i read somewhere galadriel herself could be a warrior, and lorien did withstand the dark lord attacking out of dol goldur 3 times i recollect??

I think it would come down to who raises larger force, and now the question, would rivendell attack lorien or the other way around. either way, misty mt passes and orcs eager to do in both would be factors. long way to go, perilous, need to keep forces intact.
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((From the scroll rooms of Gondor, looking at military geography topography maps of Eriador, Rhovanion))

(This post was edited by the 13th warrior on Nov 2, 5:39am)


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