Jay of Lasgalen (jay_of_lasgalen) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
Jay of Lasgalen

Old Swords

Author:  Jay of Lasgalen
Title: Old Swords
Character:  Elrond
Rating:  G
Source: The Hobbit
Summary:  For the 'Swords' challenge. A scene from 'A Short Rest' in The Hobbit.

Disclaimer:  Tolkien's, not mine.

Old Swords



Elrond took the sword, examining it carefully.  The blade was bright, untarnished even after its long sojourn in the trolls’ lair; the edge still sharp.  Runes were etched along its length.   He wrapped his hand around the jewelled hilt – it felt comfortable and oddly familiar; as if he had once wielded it long ago.


Visions assailed him – scenes of fire and destruction, a burning city and a mountain pass.  He shook his head, wondering where the images had come from, and bent to study the runes again. 


Of course …


“This was Glamdring, that the King of Gondolin once wore.”








 [Edit:  It was pointed out that it's not too clear what Elrond is seeing here.  He wasn't at the fall of Gondolin himself, of course - this is an inherited memory of what Tuor, Idril and Earendil saw as they fled Gondolin.  The King of Gondolin is his great grandfather.]


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