"That is true," said Legolas. "But the Elves of this land were of a strange race, and the spirit that dwells here is alien to me, who am of the woodland folk. Here dwelt Noldor, the Elven-wise, and all the stones about cry to me with many voices; they built high towers to heaven, and delved deep to earth, and they are gone. They are gone. They sought the Havens long ago."