The series is framed by meetings between Elrond and Maglor in the Third Age. Maglor recounts the events of the First Age to Elrond and the viewer.
Season 1 covers the Fall of the Noldor, including the birth of Feanor and his brothers, the creation of the Silmarils, the Kinslaying, the journey to Middle-earth, the First Battle and the Battle-under-stars.
Here now is Season 1, Episode 1: The Minstrel
Prologue – Rivendell/Lindon
- Elrond receives a message from Cirdan, saying he has spotted the person Elrond has been searching for.
- Elrond rides to Lindon, where Cirdan directs him onwards.
- Elrond finds the elf on the shores of the sea, Maglor, son of Feanor.
- Elrond wishes to bring Maglor to Rivendell, but Maglor cannot come. Maglor begins his story, the story of the Noldor, beginning in Valinor.
- His father, Feanor, is born to Finwe and Miriel. Miriel dies during childbirth. Finwe remarries and has two more sons – Fingolfin and Finarfin.
- Feanor opposes his father’s remarriage.
- Feanor is close to Mahtan, Miriel’s father. Mahtan teaches Feanor craftsmanship and writing.
- Feanor devises Tengwar. He weds Nerdanel and has seven sons, one of them Maglor.
- Feanor turns his mind towards making gems. He is approached by a Valar, Melkor, but sees through his lies.
- The lives of the elves beneath the light of the Two Trees in Valinor are detailed. Feanor’s relationship with his brothers and sons and Finwe’s meetings with the Valar.
- Melkor and Manwe discuss the elves. Manwe warns Melkor not to interfere, reminding him of his past.
- Feanor creates the Silmarils.
First Appearances – Elrond, Cirdan, Maglor, Feanor, Finwe, Miriel, Indis, Nerdanel, Fingolfin, Finarfin, Maedhros, Celegorm, Caranthir, Curufin, Amrod, Amras, Manwe, Ulmo, Mandos, Aule, Irmo, Orome, Tulkas, Varda, Yavanna, Nienna, Vaire, Este, Vana, Nessa, Melkor, Rumil, Mahtan, Findis, Ingwe
Deaths – Miriel
Adapted from chapters ‘Of Eldamar and the Princes of Eldalie’ and ‘Of Feanor and the Unchaining of Melkor’ of The Silmarillion.
- Tirion – Ted Nasmith
- Maglor – Jenny Dolfen
- Lord of the Gems – Mami02