|“||[…] 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 Cost (Silver Coins)||Pledged Cost (Silver Coins)||Alignment Required (High Elves)||Requires Pledge (Any Elf)|
|Rivendell Elf||30-60 ( to )||15-30 ( to )||+300||No|
|Rivendell Warrior||N/A||25-50 ( to )||+400||Yes|
|Rivendell Cavalry||N/A||35-70 ( to )||+500||Yes|
|Rivendell Banner Bearer||N/A||35-70 ( to )||+550||Yes|
- I have many fine warriors for hire, Person.
- Do you seek to command the forces of Rivendell?
- 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.
- Can we trust you, Person?
- If you wish to lead my elves into battle, you must increase your standing among our people.
- 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 my warriors? By the Valar! Does the arrogance of men know no end?
- 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 realm!
- 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?