Middle Earth had experienced violence before, despite The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power plainly setting up the first war to exterminate Sauron and his army of evil.

As we learn in the first two episodes of the series, the Elves have already waged war against the dark lord, Morgoth. Morgoth is defeated and imprisoned in the mystical land of Valinor. However, the ramifications of the conflict have impacted the way the Elven military works. 

We meet Arondir, an Elven warrior from the Southlands of Middle Earth, played by Ismael Cruz Córdova. Arondir and a regiment of Elves keep watch on the peaceful human peasants who live in the countryside.

The two species are at odds with one another. Some of the local people supported Morgoth's dark lord in his conquest of Middle Earth at the time of his war.

We observe the lingering conflicts between the two species in Arnodir's brief encounters with people in a nearby pub. By the peasants who want to live in a land without Elves, Arondir is both despised and feared.

They quickly get their desire as Arnodir learns through his presiding officer that the Elves are being summoned back to their positions. Galadriel's (Morfydd Clark) advice that the forces of evil have not yet been vanquished has been rejected by High King Gil-galad (Benjamin Walker).

The fact that Arondir has a hidden romantic relationship with the human Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi), a healer who resides in the Southlands with her son Theo, in addition to his misgivings about the local folk, causes him agony (Tyroe Muhafidin).

Arondir is immortal because he is an elf. Because one partner must watch the other get older and die, relationships between immortals and mortals are naturally problematic. The trilogy by Peter Jackson included an investigation into this.

They quickly get their desire as Arnodir learns through his presiding officer that the Elves are being summoned back to their positions. Galadriel's (Morfydd Clark) advice that the forces of evil have not yet been vanquished has been rejected by High King Gil-galad (Benjamin Walker).