"Elrond is one of the most important and oldest figures in Middle-Earth. His adventures go all the way back to the times of Isildur. He is the bearer of the Elvenring Vilya, the Ring of Air. Elrond lived in Rivendell, the Last Homely House. Elrond was a member of the White Council and his home in Rivendell has often been a refuge for council and aid. Elrond has one daughter: Arwen Evenstar who eventually married King Elessar who was partly raised in Rivendell. It was during the Council of Elrond that the Fellowship of the Rings was formed and the plans were made to destroy the One Ring and the power of Sauron. After the war of the Ring, Elrond left Middle-Earth leaving behind his daughter Arwen.
'This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields to shake the towers and counsels of the Great. Who of all the Wise could have foreseen it?'