Season 5 Episode 8 – The Star of High Hope

Belegaer

  • Earendil sails with the Silmaril into the west again. The winds die down as the light of the Silmaril goes forward.
  • They pass the Enchanted Isles and the Shadowy Seas. They pass Tol Eressea, where the Teleri are amazed at their sight.

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Valinor

  • Earendil lands in the Bay of Eldamar and sets foot on Valinor. His crew dare not to go further, but Elwing follows him.
  • Earendil bids Elwing stay while he approaches the Valar. With the Silmaril in hand he walks alone through empty and silent lands towards Taniquetil.

Alqualonde

  • Elwing waits at Alqualonde, where the Teleri come out and meet her.
  • Elwing tells them of the destruction of Doriath and Gondolin, and of the Noldor.

Tirion

  • Earendil walks through the empty streets of Tirion, no one answering his calls.
  • Earendil gives up and returns towards the sea. As he turns back though, Eonwe calls to him from the hill of Túna.

Valimar

  • Eonwe leads Earendil to Valimar to await the judgment of the Valar.
  • Ulmo returns from the sea to join the council.
  • Earendil stands before the Valar, asking for pardon and mercy for all Elves and Men.
  • Mandos speaks against Earendil, but Ulmo speaks for him.
  • Manwe spares Earendil and Elwing, but says they must never walk upon mortal land again. He gives them a choice to join the race of elves or of men.
  • Eonwe takes Earendil back to Elwing as the Valar discuss further action.

Alqualonde

  • Earendil finds Elwing and tells her of their choice. She chooses to be counted among the elves, and Earendil chooses the same for her sake.
  • Eonwe gives Earendil’s three friends a boat and sends them back eastward.

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  • The Valar take Vingilot back to Taniquetil, where they hallow it and set it on the winds. They charge Earendil with guiding the ship through the heavens, with the Silmaril on his brow, as a sign of hope.
  • Earendil passes through the door of night, up past the reaches of the world

Balar

  • Earendil’s crew returns to Balar, where they tell Cirdan of Earendil’s accomplishment. The elves of Balar witness the rising of the Silmaril in the west.

Amon Ereb

  • Maedhros calls to Maglor to look at the western night sky. With Elrond and Elros they gaze upon the star, which Maedhros recognises as a Silmaril and Maglor understands as being risen by the power of the Valar.

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Adapted from chapters ‘Of the Voyage of Earendil and the War of Wrath’ from The Silmarillion and ‘The Tale of Earendel’ from The Book of Lost Tales.

Pictures

  • The Shores of Valinor – Ted Nasmith
  • Silmarillion: Reaching Valinor – Lady Elleth
  • Earendil and Elwing – Roger Garland

Season 5 Episode 9 – The Host of the Valar

Eldamar

  • Earendil returns from his voyage to find Elwing in a white tower, built for them.

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Angband

  • 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.

Taniquetil

  • Manwe calls up Ingwe of the Vanyar and Finarfin of the Noldor and orders them to prepare for war.

Eldamar

  • 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.

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Belegaer

  • 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.

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.

Amon Ereb

  • Maedhros hears the horns. With Maglor, Elrond, Elros and others he rides forth to see the Host.

Balar

  • Cirdan and Gil-Galad witness the great host sailing in towards Sirion.

The Havens

  • Eonwe lands at The Havens of Sirion. He sets up camp there with Finarfin.
  • Galadriel finds Finarfin among the host.

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  • 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.

Pictures

  • Vanyar – Angel Falto
  • White Tower of Elwing – John Howe
  • Eonwe – Saj-jie
  • All the Others, Gone – Jenny Dolfen

Season 5 Episode 10 – Wrath

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.

The Havens

  • 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.

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Angband

  • 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.

Falas

  • Ingwion and the Vanyar capture Eglarest.

Brethil

  • 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.

Dor-lomin

  • Finarfin and his army liberate the men of Dor-lomin, who promptly join their side.

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Dorthonion

  • 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.

Sirion

  • 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

Beleriand

  • Massive fighting occurs all across Beleriand, with the Valar and the elves fighting to liberate the slaves and lands from Morgoth’s control.

Dorthonion

  • Eonwe gathers the forces from across the lands in Dorthonion, readying their attack on Angband.

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.

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Anfauglith

  • Maedhros and Maglor look upon the Host of Morgoth and despair. They retreat back.

Gondolin

  • Earendil from his ship looks upon the ruins of Gondolin. He desends into Tumladen and calls the Eagles to him.

Anfauglith

  • 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.

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  • 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.

Angband

  • 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.

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Anfaugith

  • 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.

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  • 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.

Belegaer

  • 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.

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Anfauglith

  • 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.

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.

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Anfauglith

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Belegaer

  • 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.

Valinor

  • Earendil is reunited with Elwing.
  • Morgoth is brought before Manwe. The Valar cast Morgoth out of the Door of Night.

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Middle Earth

  • 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.

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  • 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.

Maglor Casts a Silmaril into the Sea, by Ted Nasmith

(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.

Pictures

  • 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 Episode 1 – Lalaith

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.

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  • 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.

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Mithrim

  • Rian is told of Huor’s death by Fingon’s folk. She abandons Tuor and wanders alone in the wild.

Angband

  • 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.

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Gondolin

  • Turgon is crowned High King of the Noldor. A headstone is erected for Fingon beside Fingolfin’s grave.

Hithlum

  • 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.

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Dor-lomin

  • 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.

Pictures

  • Hurin’s Family – Anna Kulisz
  • Lalaith – Ted Nasmith
  • Turin and Labadal – Catherine Chmiel
  • Hurin in his Chair – Alan Lee
  • Tuor in Caves of Androth – ?

Season 4 Episode 2 – Turin and Beleg

Falas

  • The Falas are besieged by orcs and Easterlings and quickly overrun. Cirdan, Gil-Galad and others escape by ship.

Dor-lomin

  • Morwen realises she is pregnant with Hurin’s third child.
  • Sador lives with Morwen, aiding her while she is pregnant.
  • The leader of the Easterlings, Brodda, claims lordship over the remaining people.

Doriath

  • Turin journeys through the secret way over Ered Wethrin to Doriath.
  • Turin and his guards become entangled in the Girdle of Melian, where they are found by Beleg.
  • Beleg takes them to Menegroth.
  • Thingol welcomes them. He agrees to foster Turin in honour of both Hurin and Beren.
  • Melian instructs Nellas, an elf-lady, to take care of Turin.

(Years later)

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Doriath

  • Turin has been trained by Beleg into a great warrior. He joins Beleg on the borders of Doriath.
  • Thingol tells Turin all news from Dor-lomin has ceased. Turin requests to bring the fight to Morgoth. Thingol appoints him a Knight of the Sword and returns the Dragon Helm of Hador.
  • Turin and Beleg go north and join the elves fighting Morgoth’s forces on the borders.

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Dor-lomin

  • Morwen and her daughter, Nienor, remain in service to Brodda. They receive aid from Aerin, a cousin of Hurin forced into marriage with Brodda.

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  • Sador overhears rumours of the Dragon Helm fighting once again.

Anfauglith

  • Rian, nearly dead from exhaustion, comes to the Hill of the Slain, which she falls upon and dies.

First Appearances – Nienor, Nellas, Aerin, Saeros

Death – Rian

Adapted from chapters ‘Of the Fifth Battle’ and ‘Of Turin Turambar’ from The Silmarillion, ‘The Grey Annals’ from The War of the Jewels, ‘Narn i Chin Hurin’ from Unfinished Tales and ‘The Departure of Turin’ and ‘Turin in Doriath’ from The Children of Hurin.

Pictures

  • The Hill of the Slain – Ted Nasmith
  • Doriath – Beleg and Young Turin – Elena Kukanova
  • Turin and Beleg – lyazgina
  • Nienor – Liga Klavina

Season 4 Episode 3 – Anglachel

Doriath

  • Turin returns to Menegroth at a time Thingol is away. Saeros, one of Thingol’s counsellors, is bothered by a man being in Doriath and while Thingol is absent hurls insults about Turin’s family at him. Turin throws a dish in his face.
  • Saeros attacks Turin the next day, but is overpowered. Turin forces him to run naked through the woods. Mablung chases calling for him to stop, but Saeros attempts to jump over a gorge and falls to his death.

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  • Mablung wishes for Turin to return to Menegroth for trial, but Turin refuses and outcasts himself.
  • Beleg returns to Menegroth and hears of the deed, but refuses to believe Turin would murder someone.
  • When Thingol returns he holds trial for Turin. On the verge of outlawing him, Beleg returns with Nellas, who is a witness to Saeros’ assault.
  • Beleg requests to bring Turin back. Thingol sends him with the sword Anglachel.

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Teiglin

  • Turin comes across a band of outlaws, the Gaurwaith. They surround him with bent bows.
  • A man fires at Turin, who ducks and then kills him with a perfectly timed stone throw. Forweg, the leader, allows Turin to take his place.

Amon Ereb

  • The sons of Feanor roam the wild, debating their next move. Celegorm wants to sack Doriath as he swore he would, but Maedhros does not.

Dor-lomin

  • Nienor matures into a woman. She is noticed by Lorgan, an Easterling chieftain, who plans to force her into marriage.
  • Aerin is beaten by Brodda when he catches her aiding Morwen.

Androth

  • Annael hears word that Cirdan has established a new haven near Sirion. He resolves to leave the caves of Androth.

Hithlum

  • The elves attempt to cross to Sirion, but are assaulted by Easterlings
  • Tuor is taken captive and brought to the house of Lorgan.

Gondolin

  • Maeglin finishes construction on the Seventh Gate of Gondolin, the Gate of Steel. He is eager to show it to Idril, but she is uninterested.

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First Appearances – Lorgan, Forweg, Androg, Algund, Ulrad, Orleg

Deaths – Saeros

Adapted from ‘Of Maeglin’, ‘Of Turin Turambar’ and ‘Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin’ from The Silmarillion, ‘Narn i Chin Hurin’ and ‘Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin’ from Unfinished Tales, ‘Turin in Doriath’ and ‘Turin among the Outlaws’ from The Children of Hurin.

Pictures

  • Turin is Surrounded by the Outlaws – Alan Lee
  • Saeros’ Fatal Leap – Ted Naismith
  • Anglachel – Elena Kukanova
  • Idril and Maeglin – Catherine Chmiel

Season 4 Episode 4 – The Dread Helm

Doriath

  • 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.

Teiglin

  • 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.

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  • 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.

Angband

  • 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.

Doriath

  • Beleg returns to Doriath and requests to join Turin. Thingol releases him from service. Beleg takes with him the Dragon-Helm.

Taeglin

  • 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.

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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.

Dor-lomin

  • 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.

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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.

Pictures

  • 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