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November, 12 2005
OK, folks-this is the general forum now for questions that don't seem to fit in any of the other threads. I'm going to sort some of the earlier posts into the appropriate forums, but it might take a while, so bear with me. I'll delete the ones that have already been reposted by their authors.
Eressa wrote: My 2 cents is that they stayed, if they had sailed I think Tolkien would have been more explicit in it.
I agree with you, Eressa. It's possible that Tolkien intended them to go to Valinor in the end and either simply neglected to write about it, or never got around to doing it. But that seems unlikely to me, since he went to the trouble of not sending them off with Elrond. And he didn't mention them in the context of Celeborn's eventual journey to Valinor.
In a weird way it makes sense for the predhel race to die out, as the choice of being an elf or mortal is taken away once the twins and arwen die.
Well it didn't die out entirely, since Elrond lives on in Valinor. And it was never possible for it to remain in Middle Earth -- if they wanted to embrace immortality, Elrond and his children had to go eventually to Valinor, no?
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