Season 4 Episode 9 – Conqueror of Fate

Nargothrond

  • Glaurung sends his orcs to Brethil. He follows after.

Brethil

  • Dorlas rides against the orcs, but is driven back. He returns to Turin with the news. Turin takes up Gurthang agains and rides out.

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  • Turin kills the orcs, but further news comes of the forest burning in the west.
  • Turin returns to Niniel and tells her Glaurung has come for him. He leaves with a band of woodmen to kill the dragon.

Teiglin

  • Turin finds Glaurung near Teiglin and sets men to watch him.
  • With Dorlas and Hunthor, Turin begins to hunt the dragon.

Brethil

  • Niniel refuses to sit and wait for her doom. With many others she leaves to find Turin and his men.
  • Brandir curses his followers for disobeying him. He breaks his staff and declares Turin Lord of Brethil before following Niniel and the others.

Teiglin

  • Dorlas turns back at Cabed-en-Aras. Turin and Hunthor continue on until they are below Glaurung.
  • Glaurung begins his assault, crossing the ravine. Turin climbs up below him He stumbles but is caught by Hunthor, who is hit on the head by a stone and falls to his death.
  • Turin climbs up to Glaurung and stabs his belly with full force. Glaurung screams and flings himself to the shore, where he writhes in agaony.

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  • Turin hurls himself up and comes to the place of the dying dragon. He pulls his sword out of Glaurung along with a spout of poisoned blood. The blood burns Turin, causing him to pass out.
  • The people of Brethil are near and hear the screams of Glaurung. Niniel takes the screams as Glaurung destroying his foes and thinks Turin dead. She rushes out to find him.
  • Niniel comes across Glaurung and Turin, Brandir behind her. Her cries awaken Glaurung. He reveals to her the truth of their kinship, and as he dies his spell upon her is broken. Niniel runs distraught with horror into the forest, where she casts herself into the ravine.

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  • Brandir could not stop her and returns to Turin. Dorlas comes across them and after an argument is killed by Brandir. Brandir returns to his people with the news of Turin and Nienor’s deaths.
  • Turin awakes and returns to his people. Upon hearing of Niniel’s death and their kinship he slays Brandir and runs back to Cabed-en-Aras. There he finds Mablung, who confirms their kinship. In grief, Turin casts himself upon Gurthang, ending his life.

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  • Mablung and the men of Brethil burn Glaurung and bury Turin.

Angband

  • Hurin is released by Morgoth.
  • Years later, Hurin, now a broken old man, comes across the grave. There he finds Morwen and he holds her in his arms as she dies.

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Deaths – Turin, Nienor, Morwen, Dorlas, Hunthor, Brandir, Glaurung

Adapted from chapters ‘Of Turin Turambar’ from The Silmarillion, ‘Narn i Chin Hurin’ from Unfinished Tales and ‘The Coming of Glaurung’, ‘The Death of Glaurung’ and ‘The Death of Turin’ from The Children of Turin.

Pictures

  • The Death of Glaurung – Alan Lee
  • Turin – Liga Klavina
  • The Death of Glaurung – John Howe
  • Nienor’s Despair – Ted Nasmith
  • Dragon’s Curse –  John Howe
  • The Death of Morwen – Alan Lee
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