Gilraen's Memorial

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Gilraen's Memorial is the twenty-eighth scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (extended edition). This scene was not featured in the theatrical release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

In the early morning, as The Fellowship of the Ring prepares to depart Rivendell, Aragorn clears away some greenery from the white stone monument dedicated to his mother, Gilraen. Elrond comes up behind Aragorn, reminding him that his mother knew his ancestry would always put him at risk of danger, and left him in Rivendell for his own safety. Elrond also reminds Aragorn that, even if the elves can reforge the the sword of Elendil, he is the only one who can wield it and reclaim the legacy of Númenor, despite his reluctance to take up the role.