Soon after Gandalf left Rivendell, Alaglîr was summoned to the East Porch by Elrond Half-elven. He departed ere break of day without discussing his counsel with the other members of the Company of Arnor. After Alaglîr departed, Bowen, Dagorhir and Duinhir soon realized that The Widow was nowhere to be found. Whether she left with Alaglîr no one knew.
A week later, Bowen, Dagorhir and Duinhir set out themselves. They were bound for Fornost Erain again by way of Bree where they stopped to seek out the hobbit girl Mirabella Thorndike and, of course, a seat at Butterbur’s table. Elvish fare is fine of a sort but does not compare in the least to Bree cheese, roasts and pints of ale at the Prancing Pony. Mirabella was traveling with her uncle Moro, a potter who peddles his wares with the Company of the Wain, when a thick fog separated them from the company. His horse Thistle bolted and, asa result, his wagon threw a wheel. As Moro attempted to mend the wagon, a figure floated out of the fog with burning eyes and a pale sword. Mirabella fled at her uncles bidding and made her to a hill covered with small yellow flowers. She miraculously served the night on that hilltop while a Barrow-wight circled its base beckoning her to descend. Bowen, Dagorhir and Duinhir were sure that this was the Hill of the Elf Prince in the tale of the Númenórean captain.
They then set out for Fornost Erain. Researching in the house of Elrond, Dagorhir came across the notes of Egalmir, a descendant of the chroniclers of Cardolan. These notes describe the content and location Egalmir’s family records which were sealed in a secret vault when the Witch-king seized the city in TA 1974. The records detail the evil spirits that came to infest the Barrow-downs and include maps, burial records and more. Dagorhir and Duinhir bested the Dwarven grave-robber Lofar Light-finger and recovered Egalmir’s family records. After spending to night in Talandil’s refuge, they set out for Rivendell again to bring these records to Elrond and seek out news of Gandalf the Grey and their companions.