Friends, good tidings from Rivendell. Nothing makes my spirit feel lighter than passing through the gates of Imladris after so long away, and so many hard-fought battles. I return, now, to the waiting arms and smile of a friend, to the warm halls of the house of Lord Elrond, and much needed rest. Though I may still be called away to do battle at Dol Guldur — the Enemy’s Lieutenant still resides there — I find myself in need of comfort.
And it is with the blessing of the Valar that I have found it, here. Haarland awaits my company, and I shall gladly give it — we have much to speak of, many stories to be told, so my letter to you will be brief. Beyond words, I feel joyful. May the respite I feel now be with all of you in our home land.