"And I," said Legolas, "shall walk in the woods
of this fair land, which is rest enough. In days to come, if my
Elven-lord allows, some of our folk shall remove hither; and when
we come it shall be blessed, for a while. For awhile: a month,
a life, a hundred years of Men. But Anduin is near, and Anduin
leads down to the Sea. To the Sea!" Book VI, Chapter 4, The
Field of Cormallen, Return of the King.
After the fall of Sauron, Gimli brought south a part of the
Dwarf-folk of Erebor, and he became Lord of the Glittering Caves.
He and his people did great works in Gondor and Rohan. For Minas
Tirith they forged gates of mithril and steel to replace those
broken by the Witch-king. Legolas his friend also brought south
Elves out of Greenwood, and they dwelt in Ithilien, and it became
once again the fairest country in all the westlands. Appendix
A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers, III Durin's Folk, Return
of the King.
Q. Legolas. Did he go back to the King? Will he stay there?
A. Yes, he did. He came south with Gimli, and he brought many
of his people from Greenwood the Great (so they call it now).
They say it was a wonderful sight to see companies of Dwarves
and Elves journeying together. The Elves have made the City, and
the land where Prince Faramir lives, more beautiful than ever.
Yes, Legolas will stay there, at any rate as long as Gimli does;
but I think he will go to the Sea one day. Mr. Meriadoc told me
all this, for he has visited the Lady Éowyn in her white
house. Sam talking to Frodo-lad, quoted in Sauron Defeated,
History of Middle-Earth, edited by Christopher Tolkien.
Where do you suppose Lady Eowyn's white house is?