Elrond had tried to look at both sides of the situation. On the one hand, Estel deserved to be praised for trying to increase his skills. And he had clearly wanted the respect of his older brothers. But they should have known that to encourage a youngling like this would only lead to injury. It had undoubtedly been a difficult decision to make. And in the end, they had realized that Estel was going to try anyways, so they might as well safeguard him. So they had put the clues were they could be seen, that he might learn more.
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