Elrond is a great and very wise elf that we first meet in The Hobbit,in Rivendell. It is he that identifies the stolen swords that Bilbo and the dwarves find in the Troll's caves, and it is he that discovers and reads the moon letters written on the map to Lonely Mountain. Later, Bilbo makes for Rivendell after his birthday party, very much missing the elves, and being on the road. When Frodo is on his journey, it is Elrond that heals Frodo from his wound from the Black Riders. Although Frodo will never fully recover, he is saved. It is in Elrond's house that the elves, dwarves, and men meet to discuss the fate of the one ring, and here is where they assemble the Fellowship of the Ring. Elrond's daughter is Arwen Evenstar, and she marries Aragorn after the War of the Ring. Elrond, however, sails on the white ship with Gandalf and Frodo.