Trollbabe said: I wonder if Winnowill did so many nasty things to other Elves because she was mad that she couldn't fly.
I thought that brace, door, door and egg all chose their jobs. (Well, except, maybe for Winnowil's door!) They were immortal- and their whole society was into abstraction and contemplation. I think they just lost themselves in their work. They loved what they did and they did it until they became it. Because there was no urgency to their centuries long lives... it was probably more interesting to be a rock than to wander around Blue Mountain for another hundred years as an elf.