Season 1 Episode 9 – Under the Stars

Prologue – Valinor (Y.T. 1400)

Manwe, unable to understand evil and with the advice of Nienna, releases Melkor to live in Valinor.

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Angband (Y.T. 1497)

  • Sauron informs Morgoth of the Noldor’s arrival. Morgoth makes quick plans to strike first.

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Mithrim

  • The Noldor meet the Grey-Elves in Mithrim, learning of the First Battle and of King Thingol
  • Feanor makes plans with his sons to besiege Angband. Maedhros wants to wait for Fingolfin but Feanor refuses.
  • The encampment is ambushed by Morgoth’s forces, led by Gothmog.
  • Feanor fights back and disperses the orcs. He leads his forces north.
  • They are attacked by orcs retreating from the south, but Feanor’s sons lead an assault and overwhelm them.
  • Feanor and his sons destroy most of the orcs, but a small group escapes. Feanor pursues them in his wrath.

Helcaraxe

  • Many more of Fingolfin’s host have died. Fingolfin leads them on, leaving the ice desert as the moon rises.

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Dor Daedeloth

  • Feanor leads the army to within sight of Angband. But as he reached Dor Daedeloth, a host of balrogs issued forth from Thangorodrim.

First Appearance – Drauglin

Adapted from ‘Of Feanor and the Unchaining of Melkor’, ‘Of the Sindar’ and ‘Of the Return of the Noldor’ from The Silmarillion.

Pictures

  • moon-and-stars – Tamera Smith
  • The Captivity of Morgoth – Jacek Kopalski
  • The Balrogs of Morgoth – Thylacinee
  • The Coming of Fingolfin – Jenny Dolfen
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