I am a true elf fan. I love everything about them. But a point was brought to my attention that I must ask anyone and everyone to disscuss and debate. When the elves helped out in the battle at Helm's Deep were they forced to come or did they come without being asked? My friend told me the other day that she thought Gandalf went to Elrond and forced him to make his troops aide the Rohans in the HD battle and I was wondering is that true??