Season 6 Episode 1 – The Second Age

Season 6 will be the last to cover The Silmarillion. It will consist mostly of Akallabeth and extra material featured in Unfinished Tales. The main story is the Downfall of Numenor and the Last Alliance, which will be the bulk of this season. The first couple of episodes will cover the establishment of Numenor, the making of the Rings of Power and the War of the Elves and Sauron. These events will be streamlined a little to compensate for time constraints. Other events covered would include the establishment of the great kingdoms and cities of Middle-Earth, including Lindon, Eregion, Lothlorien, Gondor, Arnor and Imladris, as well as the disaster of Gladden Fields, the coming of the Istari and the expansion of Khazad-Dum.

Elrond takes over as narrator, as Maglor is no longer involved in the events of the story.

Prologue – Rivendell (Third Age)

  • Having heard the tale of Earendil, the children of Elrond are now keen to know the stories of the Second Age. So Elrond begins the tale of the men of his brother, Elros.

Valinor (Second Age Y. 1)

  • The Valar convene again. They give the returned elves the Isle of Eressea to dwell in and build the tower of Avallone.
  • Manwe declares that due to the destruction of Beleriand the Valar will never again intervene in the affairs of Middle Earth.
  • Manwe sends Eonwe to give the Edain that fought in the War of Wrath their reward.

Lindon

  • Gil-Galad establishes a kingdom in Lindon.

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  • Elros and the Edain dwell here for a while.
  • Eonwe arrives with messages from the Valar. He reveals a new land has been raised for the Edain.
  • Elros says goodbye to Elrond and the elves and leads his men over the sea, following the Star of Earendil.

Numenor (S.A. 32-442)

  • Osse raises the island from the sea. Aule and Yavanna model it and give it life.
  • Elros arrives and establishes the Kingdom of Numenor.

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  • From Meneltarma, the highest peak on Numenor, Elros gazes upon the light of Valinor and the tower of Avallone.
  • (Building of the Kingdom of Numenor)
  • Death of Elros and creation of the line of the Lords of Andunie.

Lindon (S.A. 750-1200)

  • Many elves, including Celebrimbor, Galadriel, Celeborn and Oropher, leave Lindon to found their own colonies.

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Eregion

  • Celebrimbor comes across a tall man calling himself Annatar.

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First Appearances – Oropher, Thanduil, Celebrian

Death – Elros

Adapted from chapters ‘Akallabeth’ and ‘Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age’ from The Silmarillion, ‘The History of Galadriel and Celeborn’, ‘A Description of the Island of Numenor’ and ‘The Line of Elros’ from Unfinished Tales, Appendices A and B of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Tales of Years of the Second Age’ from The Peoples of Middle-earth.

Pictures

  • Numenor Map – Narfil Palurfalas
  • The End of the Age – Ted Nasmith
  • Numenor – Feliche
  • Ost-in-edhil – ?
  • Annatar – Alais
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Season 6 Episode 2 – Barad-Dur

Middle-Earth

  • The Numenoreans trade with the elves of Lindon and the men of the south.

Numenor

  • Messengers from Valinor arrive. The men of Numenor argue about why they are not allowed to sail to Valinor.

Mordor

  • The servants of Sauron construct Barad-Dur and the Black Gate.

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Eregion (S.A. 1500)

  • Celebrimbor and Sauron talk. Celebrimbor directs him to Gil-Galad.
  • Celebrimbor makes advances on Galadriel, who refuses him.
  • Celebrimbor creates a version of the Elessar for Galadriel.
  • They are visited by dwarves of Khazad-Dum who ask for help in creating doorways to their kingdom.

Khazad-Dum

  • Celebrimbor creates the Door of Durin.

Lindon

  • Gil-Galad does not trust Sauron and turns him away.

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Eregion

  • Sauron returns to Celebrimbor and suggests the idea for the Rings of Power.
  • Sauron turns Celebrimbor against Galadriel, driving her away.

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  • The Rings of Power are made. Celebrimbor creates three rings without Sauron’s knowledge.
  • Sauron leaves Eregion.

Lorinand

  • Galadriel and Celeborn come across Lorinand and decide to settle there.

Mordor

  • Sauron creates the One Ring.

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Eregion

  • As Sauron puts the Ring on, Celebrimbor becomes aware of his treachery. He sends messengers to Gil-Galad.
  • Sauron attacks Eregion. Dwarves arrive from the east but are defeated. Gil-Galad sends word to Numenor.
  • Celebrimbor sends the three rings away, two to Gil-Galad and one to Galadriel.
  • Sauron tortures Celebrimbor for the location of the rings. Celebrimbor is killed and his body carried as a banner for the forces of Sauron.

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First Appearances – Tar-Minastir, Ciryatur, Durin III, Narvi, Amdir, Amroth

Deaths – Celebrimbor

Pictures

  • City of Ost-in-Edhel Mural – Alan Lee
  • Barad-Dur – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Sauron – Weillach
  • Celebrimbor – Angus McBride
  • The Forging of the One – Ted Nasmith
  • Celebrimbor – Kaaile

Season 6 Episode 8 – Gondor and Arnor

Belegaer

  • Elendil and his sons fight against the winds. They are separated.

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Lindon

  • The White Council meet again to discuss the Breaking of the World.
  • Elendil’s ships arrive on the shores of Lindon.
  • Elendil meets with Gil-Galad and the Council and tells them of the Downfall of Numenor.

Umbar

  • Sauron rises from the sea in physical form.

Anduin

  • Isildur and Anarion’s ships come to the Mouths of Anduin. They sail up the Anduin until they reach Pelargir.

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Lindon

  • Gil-Galad guides Elendil up the river Lhun. Here Elendil finds settlements of Numenoreans. He and his followers settle here, calling their land Arnor.
  • Anarion travels to the North, where he finds his father.

Middle-Earth

  • (Building of Annuminas, Minas Ithil, Minas Anor and Osgiliath)
  • The Palantiri are placed all other Middle-Earth.

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Mordor

  • Sauron returns to Barad-Dur and wears the One Ring. Mount Doom erupts.

First Appearances – Aratan, Ciryan, Valandil

Pictures

  • Annuminas – Lord of the Rings Online, Turbine, Inc.
  • Ships of the Faithful – Ted Nasmith
  • Pelargir – ?
  • Osgiliath – Alan Lee

Season 6 Episode 9 – The Dark Years

Minas Ithil

  • Sauron and the Nazgul take Minas Ithil through Cirith Ungol. Isildur is forced to flee and Sauron acquires the Palantir.

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Osgiliath

  • Isildur comes to Osgiliath and meets with Anarion. He warns Anarion of Sauron’s return and leaves for Lindon down the Anduin.

Annuminas

  • Elendil hears of Sauron’s attack from Anarion through the Palantir.

Middle-Earth

  • Sauron sends his forces out in all directions. He beings Umbar and Rhun under his control and orcs attack Greenwood and Lothlorien.

Lindon

  • Elendil meets with Gil-Galad.
  • Isildur reaches Lindon and is directed to his father.
  • Isildur tells the Kings about Sauron’s return.

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Osgiliath

  • The Nazgul attack Osgiliath, but Anarion holds.
  • Anarion ambushes the Nazgul in the forests of Ithilien and forces them back to Minas Ithil.

Lindon

  • Elendil and Gil-Galad form the Last Alliance of Elves and Men. Elendil seals the Alliance with an oath in the name of Eru.

Pictures

  • Black Victory – Olanda Fong-Surdenas
  • Minas Ithil – Ted Nasmith
  • Elendil and Gil-Galad Meeting at Amon Sul – Abe Papakhian