- Fingolfin and Fingon drive off the orcs besieging the fortress and plan a counter-attack on Dorthonion.
- His army is joined by Hador, who volunteers to lead the vanguard.
Fen of Serech
- Finrod and his army hurry north to join Fingolfin, but are ambushed at Serech. Finrod is cut off from the bulk of his army and vastly outnumbered.
- Barahir comes across Finrod’s army and destroys the orc ambush.
- Finrod thanks Barahir. He swears an oath of friendship between families, giving him his ring. The ring is forever known as the Ring of Barahir.
- Hador rides on the massive army of orcs occupying Dorthonion, but he is set upon by balrogs.
- Fingon and Fingolfin come to his aid, but tens of thousands of men and elves are slain or captured.
- Fingolfin gives the order to retreat.
- Hador’s son Gundor is killed while retreating. Hador stands against the army alone covering his son’s body in a suicidal last stand.
- Fingon’s archers destroy the orcs attacking Hador. The orcs retreat back to Dorthonion.
- At Barad Eithel, Fingon recounts the losses of men and territory to Fingolfin. Fingolfin tells Fingon he will end the war alone.
- Fingolfin rides through the orc host in Ard-Galen, moonlight glowing off his armour. The orcs flee before him.
- Fingolfin challenges Morgoth at the Gates of Angband. Morgoth accepts. Fingolfin wounds Morgoth seven times, but he is cast down by Grond. Fingolfin delivers a final blow to Morgoth’s foot, before being crushed by it. Watching the duel from afar, Thorondor flew down and stole Fingolfin’s body before it could be desecrated.
Deaths – Fingolfin, Hador, Gundor
Adapted from chapters ‘Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin’ from The Silmarillion.
- The Siege of Angband – John Howe
- The Oath of Finrod to Barahir – Anke Eissman
- Fingolfin’s Wrath – Ted Nasmith
- Fingolfin’s Challenge – John Howe