When the company of Dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield together with Bilbo Baggins enter the realm in the northern part of Mirkwood, they were captured and locked in dungeons by the guards of the King of the Woodland Realm, Thranduil. He’s a Sindarin elf, father of Legolas, and known as the Elvenking.
After the death of the dragon Smaug, Thranduil supported Bard the Bowman’s claim of a share of the treasure the Dwarves recovered from the Lonely Mountain (Erebor), since Bard was a descendant of Lord Girion of Dale, and the treasure of that town had been taken by Smaug to the Lonely Mountain, The series of events eventually strengthen the hate and quarrel between the the two races; Elves and Dwarves.
The reconciliation between Dwarves and Elves made possible by Legolas Greenleaf (son of Thranduil) and Gimli (son of Glóin). It’s very noticeable that they have established their strong relationship as a friend during the events in the lords of the rings.
Here’s an amazing artwork collection illustrating the magical character of the elvenking known as Thranduil whom became popular because of Bilbo’s exploits and tales.
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