So, I'm going slowly mad waiting for the Hobbit to come out next week and while I wait I amuse myself with getting more and more obsessed with Elrond
It's all because of that tv-spot for the Hobbit where Elrond is having a moment ogling Turgon's old sword like it's a very delicious treat (and an elf who might be Erestor is shooting him a pointed look, almost as if to say, 'please, my lord, don't embarrass yourself now'
That had me thinking about his ancestry yet again, and about Gondolin and why it might be that Glorfindel swore loyalty to Elrond when he came back. It makes sense that he did though, given that Elrond is a descendant of Turgon, whom Glorfindel served while he was lord of Gondolin and High-King of the Noldor.
This in turn made me realize, that if he hadn't inherited the title of high-king from Gil-galad though being his herald, Elrond would have inherited it from Turgon's line.
And well, the only reason I'm geeking out so much about this is that Elrond had every right to claim the kingship but never did so officially- he just takes care of people quietly.
I love him
On the picture then is the unofficial, but de facto high-king of the Noldor, with his two advisers, Erestor, whom we know little about and Golden-haired Glorfindel the Balrog-slayer.