Year 3019 – The Lord of the Rings
January 27- February 2
- The Fellowship reaches Caras Galadhon, Lothlorien
‘Sit now beside my chair, Frodo of the Shire!’ said Celeborn. ‘When all have come we will speak together.’
Each of the companions he greeted courteously by name as they entered. ‘Welcome Aragorn son of Arathorn!’ he said. ‘It is eight and thirty years of the world outside since you came to this land; and those years lie heavy on you. But the end is near, for good or ill. Here lay aside your burden for a while!’
‘Welcome son of Thranduil! Too seldom do my kindred journey hither from the North.’
‘Welcome Gimli son of Gloin! It is long indeed since we saw one of Durin’s folk in Caras Galadhon. But today we have broken our long law. May it be a sign that though the world is now dark better days are at hand, and that friendship shall be renewed between our peoples.’ Gimli bowed low.
[The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2, Chapter 7: The Mirror of Galadriel]