|“||[…] the Elven-wise, lords of the Eldar from beyond the furthest seas. They do not fear the Ringwraiths, for those who have dwelt in the Blessed Realm live at once in both worlds, against both the Seen and the Unseen they have great powers.||”|
–Gandalf in The Fellowship of the Ring, Many Meetings
Like all hiring NPCs, they will not attack unless provoked and stay out of fights. When attacked, they will defend themselves with their swords.
Upon hiring a unit from a Rivendell Captain, the player earns the achievement "For Imladris!"
|Unit||Unpledged or Pledged to Other Elven Faction Cost (Silver Coins)||Pledged to High Elves Cost (Silver Coins)||Alignment Required (High Elves)||Requires Pledge (Any Elf)|
|Rivendell Elf||30-60 ( to )||15-30 ( to )||+300||No|
|Rivendell Warrior||50-100 ( to )||25-50 ( to )||+400||Yes|
|Rivendell Rider||70-140 ( to )||35-70 ( to )||+500||Yes|
|Rivendell Banner Bearer||70-140 ( to )||35-70 ( to )||+550||Yes|
- I have many fine warriors for hire, Person.
- Do you seek to command the forces of Imladris?
- Have you any silver coins, Person?
- If you fight for a noble cause, then my forces will support you.
- Even our Elven warriors require payment, Person.
- There are few in Middle-earth who can match the prowess of an Elf in battle.
- You seek to form an alliance with the Elves? Such a thing is rare indeed since the changing of the world.
- May the grace of the Valar watch over you in battle.
- May your arrows fly far and your sword cut swiftly!
- It has been a very long time since Elf and Man have fought together.
- If you truly fight for the good in this world, my Elves will follow you anywhere.
- I grant you the finest warriors in all of Eriador!
- Can we trust you, Person?
- If you wish to lead my Elves into battle, you must increase your standing among the people of Lord Elrond.
- Only the greatest of Elf-friends may fight alongside us in battle.
- No Elf would follow one as young in deeds as you into war, Person.
- Prove beyond doubt your allegiance to the Elves, Person, and we will fight with you.
- We Elves do not go idly to war, Person.
- You, Person, would seek to command the Elves of Imladris? By the Valar! Does the arrogance of Men know no end?
- We Elves are skilful and valiant warriors. But you do not have what it takes to command us in battle, Person.
- We do not yet trust you enough to follow you to war. Prove yourself to my kin!
- It takes great leadership to command an army of Elves. No ordinary Man can achieve that. Can you?
- No ordinary Man may command the Elves of Imladris. You still have much to do before you can lead the Elves.
- By the star of Eärendil, I swear I shall see you slain!
- You are not welcome in Imladris!
- You are not welcome in Rivendell, Person!
- You may not set foot in this fair valley!
- Flee these lands, Person!
- For Imladris!
- Perish, you Morgul-demon!
- No longer shall you darken these lands, Person!
- I swear by the Valar, I shall put an end to your evil!
- To Udûn with you!
- Go and kiss an Orc!
- Death to the foes of the Elves!
- Who brings to us this token of doom?
- Begone, foul servant of the Enemy!
- Leave this land, or face the edge of our blades!
- I will not allow evil to taint the realm of Imladris. You shall soon meet your doom, Person.
- By the Valar! How dare you enter this land, Person?
- Flee, scum of Mordor, or face a rain of arrows.
- How dare you poison this fair realm with your foul feet?