The sudden shattering crash of a crystal goblet splintering on the
flagstones brought the music and mirth to an abrupt end. Ripples
of stillness spread out across the great hall of Imladris and left in
their wake a dreadful hush.
Slowly, all eyes turned to Elrond who stood at the centre of the well
of silence. He was ashen faced, staring blankly into the far
distance at some horror which only he could see or sense. Finally
his voice, harsh and cracked with grief and sorrow, broke the echoing
silence, and shattered the peace of Imladris for ever.
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