The end of their argument was that they sent Fili and Kili to look for a better shelter. They had very sharp eyes, and being the youngest of the dwarves by some fifty years they usually got these sort of jobs (when everybody could see that it was absolutely no use sending Bilbo). There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something (or so Thorin said to the young dwarves). You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.
Halbarad was a Ranger of the North. For a long time he secretly protected the borders of the Shire. During the War of the Ring he lead the Grey Company to aid their chief Aragorn. Together they passed through the Paths of the Dead and fought in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, where Halbarad was eventually slain.
Celebrían was the daughter of Celeborn and Galadriel. As the wife of Elrond, she was known as Lady of Rivendell. She was the mother of Arwen and the twins Elrohir and Elladan. In the year T.A. 2509 Celebrían was captured and tortured by orcs. She was rescued by her sons, yet had received a poisonous wound. Though Elrond healed her, she would not remain in Middle-earth, and sailed into the West the following year.
"Before the gates of Valamar Melkor abased himself at the feet of Manwë and sued for pardon, vowing that if he might be made only the least of the free people of Valinor he would aid the Valar in all their works […] then Manwë granted him pardon, and it seemed to Manwë that the evil of Melkor was cured."
Ah, family love is a powerful thing.
Drawn for the tolkienreadalong project, for the chapter Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor