[The Last Homely House East of the Sea] was, as Bilbo has long ago reported, 'a perfect house, whether you like food or sleep, or story-telling or singing, or just sitting and thinking best, or a pleasant mixture of them all'. Merely to be there was a cure for weariness, fear, and sadness.
~ Book 2 Chapter I: Many Meetings
It's a big house, this, and very peculiar. Always a bit more to discover, and no knowing what you'll find round a corner. And Elves, sir! Elves here, and Elves there! ... And the music and the singing...
...except on high days it usually stands empty and quiet, and people come here who wish for peace, and thought. There is always a fire here, all the year round, but there is little other light.
- The Sindarin name of Rivendell, a refuge founded by Elrond in the Second Age. The vale was a deep gorge carved out of the high moors at the feet of the Misty Mountains by the Bruinen. Gandalf stated that here there was power to resist Mordor, for a time. Bilbo described Rivendell as a place where the passage of time was stilled, "a remarkable place altogether".
- So-called because it was the last established refuge in Eriador before one crossed the Misty Mountains and came into the wilderland of Rhovanion.
- It seems as though, in the context of LOTRO, that Elrond's feasting hall and the Hall of Fire have been combined. The Hall of Fire in-game combines the description of the latter with elements of the former, such as the long tables and "woven cloths upon the wall".