|Orlando Bloom as Legolas|
The War of the Ring
Little is known about his history prior to the War of the Ring. In TA 3019, he attended the Council of Elrond in Rivendell, where he became one of the Champions of the Ring. During their journey, he struck up an unlikely, yet long-enduring, friendship with the Dwarf Gimli.
When the Fellowship was broken in Amon Hen following the death of Boromir and capture of the hobbits Merry and Pippin, Legolas went with Aragorn and Gimli in search of their companions. The three came upon the resurrected Gandalf, who led them to Edoras. The companions fought together in the Battle of the Hornburg; after Isengard’s downfall, they found the two hobbits unharmed.
Once they had left Rohan, the Elf, Man, and Dwarf traveled to the Paths of the Dead, where Aragorn made an alliance with the Shadow Host. With the help of the dead army, they captured a corsair ship headed for Minas Tirith. They again fought together in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, and once more at the Gates of Mordor.
After the War of the Ring
Following the War of the Ring, Legolas led a number of Elves of the Woodland Realm to Ithilien, which came to be the fairest of all the western lands. After King Elessar’s death in FO 120, Legolas gave in to the Sea’s calling, and with Gimli took to the Great Sea and sailed into the West.
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