- Turgon is brought reports from Glorfindel that spies gather around the mountains. Turgon doubles the guard and keeps everyone on full alert.
- Tuor shows Idril the passage out of the city.
- Maeglin is tortured by orcs.
- Morgoth comes to speak with Maeglin. He offers to spare Maeglin if the entrance to Gondolin is revealed.
- Maeglin, still undeterred, refuses. Morgoth then promises kingship of the city and Idril. Maeglin decides to betray Turgon.
- Galadriel and her followers escape the forest. She sets a constant guard on Elwing and the Silmaril and leads them to the Havens.
- Maedhros brings the bodies of his brothers back to their home.
- Maedhros, Maglor and Amras discuss their next move. Maedhros is reluctant to continue searching the wilderness.
- Maeglin returns to Gondolin. He lies about his wounds and returns to his place by Turgon’s side.
- Idril notices the change in Maeglin.
- Maeglin convinces a few lords to take his word over Turgon’s.
- Turgon ignores the words of Idril and prepares the city for the feast of the Gates of Summer.
- Gothmog leads a great host of orcs over the northern hills of Tumladen.
First Appearance – Salgant
Adapted from chapters ‘Of the Ruin of Doriath’ and ‘Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin’ from The Silmarillion, ‘The History of Galadriel and Celeborn’ from Unfinished Tales and ‘The Fall of Gondolin’ from The Book of Lost Tales.
- Turgon on His Throne – Catherine Chmiel
- Tuor, Gelmir and Arminas – Ted Nasmith
- Maedhros the Tall – Tuuliky
- The Storm is Coming – Liga Klavina
- Earendil returns from his voyage to find Elwing in a white tower, built for them.
- Morgoth sees the new star in the west. He confides in Sauron that he assumes one must have made it through to Valinor, although he does not believe they will risk open war against him.
- Manwe calls up Ingwe of the Vanyar and Finarfin of the Noldor and orders them to prepare for war.
- Eonwe overlooks the building of a great host of ships by the Teleri.
- Ingwe and Finarfin gather their own forces
- The Teleri agree to build ships for the sake of Elwing, but refuse to take part in any battles.
- Eventually the Host of the Valar is prepared to sail to Middle Earth.
- Manwe and Ingwe stay behind. Manwe sends the Host with his blessing. Eonwe leads the Host over the sea.
- As the Host approaches Middle Earth, Eonwe orders the trumpets to be sounded. The Host is so many the sound can be heard all over Beleriand, reaching even to Angband.
- Morgoth hears the horns of the Valar. Afraid, he orders Sauron to prepare for war.
- Legions of orcs cross Anfauglith to meet the Host.
- Maedhros hears the horns. With Maglor, Elrond, Elros and others he rides forth to see the Host.
- Cirdan and Gil-Galad witness the great host sailing in towards Sirion.
- Eonwe lands at The Havens of Sirion. He sets up camp there with Finarfin.
- Galadriel finds Finarfin among the host.
- Cirdan arrives to speak with Eonwe. He pledges to fight for the Valar.
- The Teleri refuse to even set foot on Middle Earth.
- Maedhros and Maglor observe the Host from afar, but do not approach them.
First Appearances – Olorin, Curumo, Ingwion
Adapted from chapters ‘Of the Voyage of Earendil and the War of Wrath’ from The Silmarillion, ‘The Tale of Earendel’ from The Book of Lost Tales and ‘The Last Chapters of the Quenta Silmarillion’ from The War of the Jewels.
- Vanyar – Angel Falto
- White Tower of Elwing – John Howe
- Eonwe – Saj-jie
- All the Others, Gone – Jenny Dolfen
The final episode of the Quenta Silmarillion series will have to be feature-length – between two and three hours long. It will be the War of Wrath in it’s entirety.
Unfortunately since the War of Wrath in the text covers but a few pages most of the content, like character and battle movements will have to be created for the series. All character stories and arcs for the First Age will have to be wrapped up.
- Galadriel and Finarfin discuss the past centuries, including Finrod, Angrod and Aegnor’s deaths and Finrod’s resurrection in Valinor.
- Eonwe readies the Host to march north.
- Morgoth orders Sauron to block all passes with tens of thousands of orcs, trolls and other monsters. He sends the remaining balrogs to guard the Pass of Sirion.
- Ingwion and the Vanyar capture Eglarest.
- The men of Brethil bear witness to the Host marching northwards.
- Eonwe asks them to join the Host. The men of Brethil not only join, but send out riders to their kin asking for more soldiers.
- Earendil observes the Host from the sky.
- Thorondor and the Eagles fly to Earendil. They give themselves over to Earendil’s command.
- Maedhros and Maglor continue to follow the Host.
- Finarfin and his army liberate the men of Dor-lomin, who promptly join their side.
- Eonwe and the Vanyar fight legions of orcs in the forests of Tuar-Nu-Fuin.
- The men and dwarves of the east heed the messages of the men of Brethil and come to join the fighting in Dorthonion.
- Ulmo, Orome and Tulkas fight off the balrogs amassed to guard the former Pass of Sirion.
- The Sirion floods due to the damage caused by the massive fighting between Ainur
- Massive fighting occurs all across Beleriand, with the Valar and the elves fighting to liberate the slaves and lands from Morgoth’s control.
- Eonwe gathers the forces from across the lands in Dorthonion, readying their attack on Angband.
- Sauron suggest Morgoth and he go forth to take on the Valar with their full might. Morgoth refuses to leave Angband, but sends Sauron out onto Anfauglith, emptying all Angband. The host assembled on the plain numbers in the millions.
- Maedhros and Maglor look upon the Host of Morgoth and despair. They retreat back.
- Earendil from his ship looks upon the ruins of Gondolin. He desends into Tumladen and calls the Eagles to him.
- The Host of the Valar is gathered on the edge of Anfauglith. Eonwe speaks on behalf of Manwe, leading the Valar, Maiar, Elves, Men and Dwarves toward Angband.
- The Great Battle begins.
- The balrogs are destroyed one by one until only a few remain. They flee.
- Eonwe battles Sauron and emerges victorious. Sauron retreats back into Angband.
- The elves and men gain the upper hand against the orcs. Easterlings march against the elves, killing many.
- Maedhros and Maglor watch the battle. Refusing to let their pride get the better of them once more, they ride in and join the battle, saving Finarfin.
- Sauron returns to Morgoth, saying the field is lost. Morgoth does not surrender, sending out his last hope – the winged dragons.
- Ancalagon the Black comes forth from Angband. Impossibly huge, he dwarfs even the peaks of Thangorodrim.
- Great thunder, lightning and fire from Thangorodrim accompanies the dragons. The field is set alight.
- Eonwe orders a retreat. Not even the might of Tulkas can stand against Ancalagon.
- Earendil comes forth with the Eagles, Vingilot shining with white flame. The men and elves recognise it as the Star of High Hope.
- The Eagles take down the dragons. The Host of the Valar goes forth once more, fighting among flame and ruin.
- Earendil with Thorondor battles Ancalagon. Eventually he throws down Ancalagon upon Thangorodrim, breaking the towers and the mountains of Angband. Dust and ash covers the entire battle.
- A great earthquake rips through Beleriand. Mountains fall and forests are drowned. A great number of people are killed in the waters.
- The Teleri witness the destruction from their ships. With the lands in front of them now under water, they sail northward, rescuing many caught in the waters.
- As the dust settles the orcs see the body of Ancalagon and the ruin of Angband. They flee. The Easterlings are forced to surrender.
- The Host hails Earendil.
- Eonwe sounds the trumpets once again. The Host of the Valar move forth to Angband.
- Sauron begs Morgoth to flee. Morgoth will not flee, sending Sauron away and thanking him for his service. Sauron flees Angband but is caught on the plains by Maedhros.
- The doors to Angband are broken and the Host floods in.
- Thousands of slaves are freed and reunite with their loved ones.
- Eonwe finds Morgoth cowering in the lowest dungeon of Angband. Morgoth begs for pardon but Eonwe cuts his feet from under him.
- Eonwe claims victory for all who have fallen, including Finwe and Feanor, Fingolfin and Fingon, Finrod and Turgon, Baragund and Barahir, Galdor and Gundor, Hurin and Huor, Turin and Nienor, Beren and Luthien.
- Tulkas chains Morgoth with Angainor, the same chain he was imprisoned with thousands of years ago.
- Eonwe cuts the Silmarils from Morgoth’s crown. Tulkas beats the crown into a collar for Morgoth’s neck.
- Earendil finds Elrond and Elros upon the battlefield. He tells them of his punishment, that he can no longer set foot on Middle Earth, and also of their choice between elves and men. He asks his sons to go to Valinor with the Host, but if they are to live on Middle-Earth not to stay with the Sons of Feanor. They say goodbye.
- Maedhros and Maglor confront Eonwe. They demand the Silmarils back to fulfil their Oath. Eonwe refuses, saying they have no right to the jewels because of their evil deeds and must return to Valinor and await judgment.
- Maglor desires to return, but Maedhros does not, prepared to face even the Host of Valinor to fulfil his Oath.
- Maedhros and Maglor disguise themselves and steal the Silmarils from Eonwe’s camp. The Host raises arms against them. Eonwe lets them go.
- Eonwe and Earendil lead the Host of the Valar back to Valinor upon the ships of the Teleri.
- Cirdan, Galadriel, Celeborn, Gil-Galad and Elrond do not go back upon the ships, instead choosing to journey into the east and found new settlements.
- Elros however, chooses to be counted among men and leads the Edain out of Beleriand.
- Earendil is reunited with Elwing.
- Morgoth is brought before Manwe. The Valar cast Morgoth out of the Door of Night.
- Maedhros cannot bear the pain of the Silmaril as it burns his hands. Despairing of his oath and his past deeds, he cries to his father and, clutching the Silmaril to his chest, casts himself into a chasm of fire.
- Maglor cannot bear the pain either and casts the Silmaril into the sea. He curses himself to walk alone upon the shores until the end of days.
- (Third Age) Elrond begs Maglor to forgive himself and return to dwell among the Noldor. Maglor cannot be at peace with his past actions and returns to walking alone.
(Post-Credits) Sauron finds the land of Mordor.
Deaths – Maedhros
Adapted from chapters ‘Of the Voyage of Earendil and the War of Wrath’ from The Silmarillion, ‘The Tale of Earendel’ from The Book of Lost Tales and ‘The Last Chapters of the Quenta Silmarillion’ from The War of the Jewels.
- War of Wrath – Per Sjogren
- Vanyarin Army in the War of Wrath – ?
- The War of Wrath – Maureval
- Morgoth and His Host – D3SMMUN
- Lord of the Eagles – Tuuliky
- Ancalagon – ?
- Dragon of the First Age – rubendevela
- Leaving Beleriand – John Howe
- Tulkas Drags Melkor Out – Skullbastard
- Earendil the Mariner – John Howe
- Maedhros and Maglor Prepared to Defend Themselves and Die – Catherine Chmiel
- The Door of Night – John Howe
- It Ends in Flame – Jenny Dolfen
- Maglor Casts a Silmaril into the Sea – Ted Nasmith
Season 4 begins immediately after Season 3. It covers the entire story of The Children of Hurin, along with Tuor’s Coming to Gondolin. The story of the Noldor takes a back seat this season, the remaining Noldor appearing relatively few times compared to past seasons. Other storylines covered include Idril and Maeglin, The Wanderings of Hurin, the Nauglamir and Dior and Nimloth.
Prologue – Rivendell
- Maglor finally comes to Elrond’s home, Rivendell. Here he tells Elrond and his bright-eyed daughter Arwen the tales of Turin and Tuor.
- Morwen and Rian care for their children, Turin, Lalaith and Tuor, awaiting word of their husbands.
- Rian cannot stay in Dor-lomin and leaves to find Huor. She refuses to leave Tuor in Dor-lomin and brings him to the elves of Mithrim.
- Lalaith becomes ill with the plague.
- Turin helps Sador with his work. When Turin brings him tools he has stolen, Sador tells him to return them and not to steal.
- Rian is told of Huor’s death by Fingon’s folk. She abandons Tuor and wanders alone in the wild.
- Morgoth chains Hurin to a chair on the foremost peak of Thangorodrim, cursing his kin and forcing him to watch their fate through his eyes after Hurin refuses to give up the location of Gondolin.
- Gwindor is forced into labour.
- Turgon is crowned High King of the Noldor. A headstone is erected for Fingon beside Fingolfin’s grave.
- Easterlings invade the broken realms of Hithlum and Dor-lomin. Many elves and men are forced to flee, many more become slaves.
- Annael leads his men and young Tuor out of Mithrim and into the caves of Androth.
- Only three men return from the Battle of Unnumbered Tears.
- Lalaith dies. A small funeral is held, but shortly after Easterlings ransack their homes.
- Morwen hides Turin from the Easterlings, as he is the heir of Hador.
- Morwen along with Sador send Turin away under cover of darkness with two guards. They are ordered to take him to Doriath.
First Appearances – Tuor, Brodda, Asgon, Arwen, Grithnir, Gethron
Deaths – Lalaith, Emeldir
Adapted from chapters ‘Of the Fifth Battle’ and ‘Of Turin Turambar’ from The Silmarillion, ‘Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin’ and ‘Narn i Chin Hurin’ from Unfinished Tales and ‘The Battle of Unnumbered Tears’, ‘The Words of Hurin and Morgoth’ and ‘The Departure of Turin’ from The Children of Hurin.
- Hurin’s Family – Anna Kulisz
- Lalaith – Ted Nasmith
- Turin and Labadal – Catherine Chmiel
- Hurin in his Chair – Alan Lee
- Tuor in Caves of Androth – ?
- An elf comes to Menegroth, revealed as Dior, the son of Beren and Luthien. Thingol is overjoyed to have another of his kin in the forest.
- Turin journeys with the outlaws. The band comes across homesteads that they harass and steal from. Turin does nothing to restrain them.
- Beleg traces the outlaws through the wilderland. He comes across people who tell him news of Turin.
- During one raid, Turin tries to save the daughter of a woodsman from being pursued, killing Forweg in the process. Turin takes up leadership of the band.
- Beleg finally comes across the Gaurwaith while Turin is away. He confronts them about Turin’s whereabouts but instead they capture him.
- Turin returns and releases Beleg. He berates the men on their actions and declares they shall no longer raid villages of men or elves, their only target now is Morgoth.
- Turin and Beleg speak privately about Turin’s pardon. Turin refuses to return to Doriath and Beleg departs for Menegroth.
- Morgoth taunts Hurin over his family. He orders Sauron to put a price on Turin’s head.
- Gwindor kills his torturers and escapes Angband, despite losing a hand.
- Beleg returns to Doriath and requests to join Turin. Thingol releases him from service. Beleg takes with him the Dragon-Helm.
- The Gaurwaith find three dwarves and capture them. One, Khim, is wounded by Androg. His father Mim ransoms his life by leading the band to their home, Amon Rudh.
- Khim dies and the Gaurwaith decide to stay in the caves with the Petty-Dwarves.
- Beleg finds Turin on Amon Rudh. He brings Turin the Dragon-Helm and stays with him.
- Sador smuggles Morwen and Nienor out of Dor-lomin. They head to Doriath.
- Tuor is forced to serve Lorgan.
- One night Tuor manages to break his chains and escape Dor-lomin. He returns to Androth.
First Appearances – Mim, Khim, Larnach
Death – Forweg, Khim
Adapted from chapters ‘Of Turin Turambar’, ‘Of the Ruin of Doriath’ and ‘Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin’ from The Silmarillion, ‘Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin’ and ‘Narn i Chin Hurin’ from Unfinished Tales and ‘Turin among the Outlaws’, ‘Of Mim the Dwarf’, ‘The Death of Beleg’ and ‘Turin in Nargothrond’ from The Silmarillion.
- Turin Turambar – Alan Lee
- Turin Returns to Find Beleg Being Held Captive – Ted Nasmith
- Mim Pleads for His Life – Ted Nasmith
- Tuor Escapes the Easterlings – Peter Xavier Price
- Glaurung sends his orcs to Brethil. He follows after.
- Dorlas rides against the orcs, but is driven back. He returns to Turin with the news. Turin takes up Gurthang agains and rides out.
- 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.
- Turin finds Glaurung near Teiglin and sets men to watch him.
- With Dorlas and Hunthor, Turin begins to hunt the dragon.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mablung and the men of Brethil burn Glaurung and bury Turin.
- 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.
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.
- 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
Season three’s main story will the the Tale of Beren and Luthien. It also covers the Union of Maedhros and the Battle of Unnumbered Tears. Some years have been condensed to fit the structure of the episodes better. It covers roughly F.A. 457-472.
The episode descriptions begin to get longer, as the stories told are more descriptive in the text. Less original material would need to be created for the next few seasons, mainly only dialogue and a few character scenes.
This season is framed by Elrond and Maglor walking along the southern coast of Gondor, during the early years of Gondor’s history.
- Elrond accompanies Maglor on a journey along the south coast of Gondor. Maglor continues his tales of the First Age
- Luthien goes wandering with her friend Daeron in the woods. Daeron plays the flute and Luthien dances for him. Luthien knows he loves her, but she does not return his affections.
- Thingol and Melian speak about a suitable husband for Luthien.
- Morgoth surveys the realm with Sauron after the death of Fingolfin. Not yet content, he wants to proceed with the invasion of Beleriand. He orders Sauron to attack Minas Tirith.
- Barahir and his outlaws continue to live in Dorthonion. Finding an orc encampment, they raid and destroy it.
- At night, they themselves are raided. Several of his men are killed and so only 12 remain.
- They return to their lair by the Tarn Aeluin.
- Fingon takes up the seat of his father.
- Turgon looks over as more and more elves come to his hidden city, while he commands the Eagles to take out any of Morgoth’s servants who come too near.
- Hurin and Huor talk to Turgon about leaving Gondolin. Turgon agrees if they swear to him an oath of secrecy.
- As night falls, Orodreth and his people are overcome by fear.
- Hidden by nightfall, Sauron leads his forces in a surprise attack.
- Orodreth realises he is vastly outnumbered and flees with the rest of his people.
- Seeing his numbers bolstered by people fleeing Dorthonion, Maedhros prepares to take back the Pass of Aglon.
First Appearances – Thuringwethil, Celebrimbor, Beleg, Mablung
Adapted from chapters ‘Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin’ and ‘Of Beren and Luthien’ from The Silmarillion and ‘The Lay of Leithian’ from The Lays of Beleriand.
- Tol-in-Gaurhoth – Morgoth Belegruth
- Daeron and Luthien – Anke Eissman
- Hurin and Huor Approaching Gondolin – Donato Giancola
- Sauron the Deceiver – Skullbastard
- Celegorm and Curufin come across Huan. Realising what he had done, they punish him and set out to find Luthien again.
- Beren pleads with Luthien to return to Doriath, but she refuses. They set out for Angband together.
- Word reaches Fingon of the events in Doriath and Minas Tirith. He sends word to Maedhros.
- Maglor comes to Amon Ereb and finds his brothers. Caranthir tells him of Celegorm’s deeds. While there he meets Azaghal, and tells him to prepare the dwarves for battle.
- Beren and Luthien reach the ash plain beyond Dorthonion. There they are intercepted by Celegorm and Curufin. Beren fights them off alone, shaming them. But he spares their lives. Curufin fires an arrow back at Luthien as he flees, but Beren takes the shot. Luthien manages to heal him.
- Huan chases the brothers off and comes back to Luthien. As she sleeps that night, Beren leaves her in the care of Huan and goes to Angband alone.
- When Luthien awakes she refuses to turn back and follows Beren. She takes Thuringwethil’s hide and assumes her form.
- They come across Beren in sight of Angband. Luthien gives him the hide of Drauglin and disguises them both. Leaving Huan behind, they journey together to the gates of Angband.
- Huan sees the shapes of the Eagles flying in the distance and goes to summon them.
- At the gates of Angband they find Carchoroth, a hound greater even than Huan. Suddenly possessed by her Maian power, Luthien sings him into a deep sleep.
- They reach the Throne room of Morgoth, where they find him at court. Seeing them through his servants, he strips them of their disguises. Luthien declares herself and offers to sing for him. Filled with lust, he accepts.
- Luthien’s voice sends Morgoth and the entire court to sleep. Beren then cuts a Silmaril from Morgoth’s crown. Luthien says they should flee, but Beren tries to cut another one, breaking the blade and awakening Morgoth.
- They flee together while the court still sleeps. They reach the gates but are attacked by Carchoroth. Beren holds up the Silmaril to threaten the wolf, but Carchoroth bites his hand off. The Silmaril burns through the wolf’s stomach, causing him great pain and to flee.
- Luthien sucks the poison out of Beren’s wound, but they are too slow to escape the chasing hordes. Huan reaches them however, and he brings with him the Eagles of Manwe who bear them away.
First Appearance – Carcharoth
Adapted from chapters ‘Of Beren and Luthien’ and ‘Of the Fifth Battle’ from The Silmarillion and ‘The Lay of Leithian’ from The Lays of Beleriand.
- Beren and Luthien Flee Angband – Pete Amachree
- The Attack of Feanor’s Sons – Anke Eissman
- Luthien Before the Throne – neffinesse
- Carcharoth – Justin Gerard
The Battle of Unnumbered Tears is brought forward to coincide with the deaths of Beren and Luthien, acting as the climax of the third season.
- The orcs of Dorthonion flee the mighty host of Maedhros as he heads back east.
- Riders come to enlist Thingol’s aid for the Union and a demand for the Silmaril. Still grieving for his daughter, Thingol angrily sends them away against Melian’s counsel. Beleg and Mablung join the Union instead.
- Riders also come to enlist Orodreth’s armies. Orodreth refuses to side with Celegorm over his actions in the death of Finrod. However, Gwindor leads a small host to join Fingon without Orodreth’s knowledge.
- Maedhros hears of Thingol’s decision. Celegorm vows to destroy Doriath after dealing with Morgoth. Maedhros gathers his captains (his brothers, Azaghal, Ulfang and Bor) and marches out of Himring.
Halls of Mandos
- Luthien awakes as a shade in the Halls of Mandos, alongside dead elves of ages past. She is called before Mandos.
- Finrod meets Luthien before Mandos, where he is told he will be reincarnated to live in Valinor.
- Luthien sings of her grief to Mandos, who is moved to pity with the circumstances of her death. Mandos summons Beren from the mortal houses of the dead to meet with Luthien again.
- Mandos consults Manwe, who gives Luthien a choice of either living forever in Valinor with her kin or returning to Earth with Beren but only as a mortal. Luthien accepts her mortal fate.
- The armies of Hurin, Cirdan and Gwindor meet in the woods of Ered Wethrin. Fingon relays the battle plan to all his captains.
- Morgoth receives a visitor, Ulfang of the Easterlings. Ulfang betrays Maedhros’ plans to Morgoth.
- Rumours spread of a traitor in Maedhros’ army. This causes them to be delayed.
- Fingon’s army anxiously awaits the arrival of Maedhros.
- Maedhros is suddenly attacked by an army from Angband. Maedhros defeats them, but is now severely delayed.
- Smoke and fire pour forth from Thangorodrim, leading Fingon to realise that Morgoth knows of their presence. Many begin to despair until they see Turgon arrive with 10,000 elves.
- Gwindor’s brother Gelmir is brought out in front of Fingon’s army, where he is mutilated and killed. Gwindor charges forward and attacks the army of Angband, leaving Fingon no choice but to follow.
- Gwindor charges past the gates of Angband, which is snapped shut. Gwindor’s army is slaughtered and a huge host emerges from all sides and encircles Fingon.
- Fingon is forced to fall back from the walls. His rearguard is mostly slain. Turgon rides forward with the rest of his soldiers and breaks the orc lines.
- Turgon and Hurin meet in the midst of battle.
- Maedhros finally arrives, but the hope the men and elves receive from seeing his banners is quickly dashed as Glaurung and Gothmog lead tens of thousands more orcs into battle.
First Appearance – Gelmir
Death – Gelmir, Hundar
Adapted from chapters ‘Of Beren and Luthien’ and ‘Of the Fifth Battle’ from The Silmarillion, ‘The Lay of Leithian’ from The Lays of Beleriand and ‘The Battle of Unnumbered Tears’ from The Children of Hurin.
- The Battle of Unnumbered Tears – Alan Lee
- Luthien’s Lament Before Mandos – Ted Nasmith
- Battle of Unnumbered Tears – Lomehir
- Glaurung and the Dwarves of Belegost – Lynton Levengood
- Gothmog cuts through the elves, separating Turgon and Fingon.
- Glaurung attacks Maedhros, who is ambushed by the traitorous Easterlings. Maedhros orders a retreat.
- Azaghal and the dwarves form the rearguard, protecting the elves from Glaurung. Glaurung attacks Azaghal, but is then attacked by all sides by the dwarves. Azaghal is crushed, but manages to stab Glaurung. The dragon retreats back to Angband.
- The dwarves carry their King back to Belegost.
- Gothmog duels Fingon, who matches him blow for blow. Fingon however is caught in the whip of another balrog and killed by Gothmog. The balrogs then hew and pound his body into the dust.
- Hurin covers Turgon’s retreat to Gondolin. Now surrounded, all his men fight to the death. Huor is killed by an arrow to the eye. Come upon by a host of orcs and trolls, Hurin slays them all and is buried under their corpses.
- Turgon’s army reaches Gondolin. He orders the gates locked and sealed forever.
- Luthien and Beren return to Doriath, lifting the winter of Thingol. Thingol is amazed, and grants the two his blessing to do whatever they wish with their lives.
- Melian sees the mortality in Luthien’s eyes and cannot bear to witness her daughter’s death.
- Beren and Luthien say goodbye to the people of Doriath and leave to live in Ossiriand, away from war.
- The sons of Feanor pass Himring, now overrun with orcs. Maedhros declares it lost and the brothers pass into the south.
- The few remaining soldiers of Fingon return to Hithlum with the blood-drenched banner of Fingon. They warn the residents that Easterlings are on their way. They abandon Hithlum.
- Hurin is taken to Angband in chains. Gwindor is also imprisoned.
- Morgoth betrays the Easterlings and confines them to Hithlum, instead of giving them reign over Beleriand as promised.
- Finrod walks through Valinor with his father, Finarfin. He is overcome with joy at being reunited with Amarie, his beloved.
- Beren and Luthien settle in Ossiriand, in a small house away from the rest of civilisation. There they have a son, Dior.
First Appearance – Dior
Deaths – Fingon, Huor, Azaghal, Ulfang
Adapted from ‘Of Beren and Luthien’ and ‘Of the Fifth Battle’ from The Silmarillion, ‘The Lay of Leithian’ from The Lays of Beleriand, ‘The Battle of Unnumbered Tears’ and ‘The Words of Hurin and Morgoth’ from The Children of Hurin, ‘Narn I Hin Hurin’ from Unfinished Tales and ‘The Grey Annals’ from The War of the Jewels.
- Battle of Unnumbered Tears – ?
- Glaurung Fighting with Dwarves – Justin Gerard
- Nirnaeth Arnoediad – Unnumbered Tears – Jenny Dolfen
- Hurin – Fragoulis
- Finrod and Amarie II – Hemhet