That is an interesting idea. I had always thought of his councilors are people he consulted with during key events or as sounding boards when a decision had to be made. I had never thought of it as an ongoing council. Wouldn't the reason Elrond chairs the meeting is that it is his house and domain?
Great points thanks! If Boromir had made it to Cirdan wouldn't it be possible that he would have tagged along with the elves that came from the Havens? Anyway, I will go and look for your post. Thanks!
I can see both of your points and thank you for your thoughts. I guess I always imagined Boromir kind of bumbling through the wild and stumbling upon Rivendell by chance-if chance you call it. I know he is a great Captain of Gondor and the son of the Steward but I never really imagined him as...
Sauron could have tailed Gollum till Mirkwood and even to Moria but then lost him in the mountains. I believe I remember that Gollum was weak with hunger from being in Moria for so long without food, maybe that was long enough to throw off any tail?