Thank you for your comments, Elrûn, DKP, and mffantasia--I'm glad I didn't have to leave you in suspense for too long.
Dírmaen a mere horse-groom? Hm, don't think so. Check out the next chapter, Elrûn, which I've just posted, and see how things are developing on that front.
I like to think that some of my Elves are nice people, mffantasia! But they are people, so it depends on whether you get on their good side or their bad side. Trespassing makes a bad first impression on the neighbors, but time will tell whether Saelon can make up for that.
No, it's not Elendil, DKP--keep going. (When you run through the list of the Chieftains and the Kings of Arthedain and Arnor, Unfinished Tales has the Numenorean king-list.)