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Celebrimbor's Death

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'Concerning the Three Rings Sauron could learn nothing from Celebrimbor; and he had him put to death. But he guessed the truth, that the Three had been committed to Elvish guardians: and that must mean to Galadriel and Gil-galad.

In black anger he turned back to battle; and bearing as a banner Celebrimbor's body hung upon a pole, shot through with Orc-arrows, he turned upon the forces of Elrond. Elrond had gathered such a few of the Elves of Eregion as had escaped, but he had no force to withstand the onset

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But as [Sauron] ravaged the lands, slaying or drawing off all the small groups of Men and hunting the remaining Elves, many fled to swell Elrond's host to the northward.'  

JRR Tolkien: Unfinished Tales: IV. The History of Galadriel and Celeborn

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CamioCorvus's avatar

Little did they know he would one day return, and along with a ranger of the Black Gate...become one of their greatest nightmares.