They were so deep in the doings of the Four Farthings that they did not notice the arrival of a man clad in dark green cloth. For many minutes he stood looking down at them with a smile. Suddenly Bilbo looked up. ‘Ah, there you are at last, Dúnadan!’ he cried. `Strider!’ said Frodo. `You seem to have a lot of names.’
But there will be no choice before Arwen, my beloved, unless you, Aragorn, Arathorn’s son, come between us and bring one of us, you or me, to a bitter parting beyond the end of the world. You do not know yet what you desire of me.
Finwë was the first High King of the Noldor, who led his elven people on the journey from Middle-earth to Valinor in the blessed realm of Aman.
The seven sons of Fëanor and Nerdanel: Maedhros, Maglor, Celegorm, Caranthir, Curufin, Amrod and Amras
Today in Middle-Earth: The Company eats the last of their food at supper, and Bilbo climbs a tree (August 20th, 2941 T.A.)
“Is there no end to this accursed forest?” said Thorin. “Somebody must climb a tree and see if he can get his head above the roof and have a look round. The only way is to choose the tallest tree that overhangs the path.”
Of course “somebody” meant Bilbo.
Círdan, also known as Nowë and Círdan the Shipwright, was a Telerin elf (of which he was one of the wisest princes), a great mariner and shipwright in Middle-earth. He was the lord of the Falas and then of the Balar during much of the First Age. Círdan was the first bearer of the Great Ring Narya, which he in turn gave to Gandalf.
'Of the twelve companions of Thorin, ten remained. Fili and Kili had fallen defending him with shield and body, for he was their mother’s elder brother.’