However, this particular stretch of the story is batting around a few Tolkienian motifs like a catnip mouse.
So I can't resist batting around a few analogies, even though they don't always map with very close matches.
Lucil - Elrond
Auron - Gandalf
Isaaru - Frodo
Pacce - Pippin
Nooj - Aragorn
Baralai - Boromir
Paine - Glorfindel
Shelinda - Galdor of the Havens
Cid - Gimli
Rikku - Legolas
Elma - Sam
I flipflopped Nooj and Baralai back and forth for a while: each has certain elements of both characters. (But Isaaru is really, in my mind, Tolkien!Faramir.)
Ack. Does this make Lulu Gollum?!
The chapter is nearly all dialog right now. Alas, I didn't get as far as I'd hoped this weekend.