Elrond is the Lord of Rivendell and Elladan, Elrohir, and Arwen’s father. It’s his wisdom that urges Aragorn to consider taking the Paths of the Dead. After Aragorn claims kingship of Gondor, Elrond gives the hand of his daughter, Arwen, to Aragorn in marriage—meaning that Elrond and Arwen must permanently part ways upon Elrond’s voyage on the ship from Middle-earth. He is one of the bearers of the Three Rings, and, like Galadriel and Gandalf, his power begins to fade when the One Ring is destroyed.
Elrond Character Timeline in The Return of the King
The timeline below shows where the character Elrond appears in The Return of the King. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 5, Chapter 2
Book 5, Chapter 9
Book 6, Chapter 5
...The Elves arrive, headed by Elladan and Elrohir and joined by others including Galadriel and Elrond. Beside Elrond is Arwen. Frodo exclaims that she, the “Evenstar,” has come to make the... (full context)
Book 6, Chapter 6
...group prepares to ride again, but Arwen stays behind at Edoras. Her final parting with Elrond is incredibly painful: they will never see each other again. Éowyn gives Merry an ancient... (full context)
...camp for a while so that Galadriel and Celeborn can take their time conversing with Elrond and Gandalf about the past and the future. Eventually, Galadriel and Celeborn head into the... (full context)
Book 6, Chapter 9