This Legolas is not the one of the movies. He is, in fact, a much younger version of the character.
Born in the hidden realm of Doriath, the First Battle of Beleriand (YT 1497) takes place when I am not quite 100 years old -- which for an elf is roughly when they are deemed to be an adult. It also means I am not considered experienced enough to go with my father and grandfather to face the armies of Morgoth.
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