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"Erestor" by Ten Thousand Leaves
Biographical Information
PositionChief Counsellor of Elrond
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Erestor

Erestor was an Elf of Rivendell.


Erestor was the chief counsellor of Elrond's household at the time of the War of the Ring; as such, he took part in the Council of Elrond. He did not support the idea of destroying The Ring, and preferred instead the notion of guarding it from Sauron, perhaps with the aid of Iarwain ben-adar. His suggestion was countered by Glorfindel, as well as Galdor, as they didn't believe that Iarwain had the power to defy Sauron's.[1]

Erestor accompanied Arwen to her marriage to Gondor in T.A. 3019.[2]

Portrayal in adaptations[edit]

2001-2007: The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game:

A Decipher card identifies one of the Elves at the Council of Elrond in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, played by Jonathan Harding, as Erestor.

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Prior to the Fellowship's departure from Rivendell, Erestor is involved in a quest exclusive to the Elven characters. After the War of the Ring, he joins the procession from Rivendell that travels to Minas Tirith for Lady Arwen's wedding.


Attendees of the Council of Elrond
Aragorn · Bilbo Baggins · Frodo Baggins · Boromir · Elrond · Erestor · Galdor · (Samwise Gamgee) · Gandalf · Gimli · Glóin · Glorfindel · Legolas