The One Ring: The Darkening of Mirkwood
The Whispering Halls
Legends say that in the western part of Eregion there was once a great city of those Elves who above all loved skill and beauty. Among them was Celebrimbor, the greatest of the jewelsmiths of the Noldor. He forged the Three RIngs of Power, the greatest and most tragic of all artefacts crafted by the Eldar since the breaking of Thangorodrim, and he refused to bring them under the control of Sauron and his Ruling RIng. For this reason, Sauron made war against the realm of Eregion, and destroyed the city of the Elves, slaying its inhabitants or forcing them into Exile.
Nothing remains of this once magnificent city. Its ruins cannot be distinguished from the broken stones that litter the shores where the Sirannon meets the Glanduin river. But in Rivendell, some believe that under the earth, some vast halls must lie silent and undisturbed, with their treasures of forgotten lore still intact behind reinforced gates. Abandoned when the High Elves fled and undiscovered by the forces of the Enemy, these legendary places might still await for someone to find them, or might have been buried by the weight of the centuries under their collapsed ceilings.
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