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
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Season 4 Episode 6 – Mormegil

Nargothrond

  • Gwindor is unrecognised by most at Nargothrond, save for Finduilas.
  • Turin introduces himself as the Bloodstained, son of Ill-fate. The elves reforge Anglachel for Turin, who names it Gurthang.
  • Turin wishes to prove himself in battle and does so. Orodreth admits him to his council.
  • Turin urges Orodreth to abandon their secrecy and strike against Morgoth.
  • Despite Gwindor’s warnings, Orodreth listens to Turin and makes a great number of weapons. A bridge is built over  the Narog.
  • Finduilas falls for Turin, who does not return her affections. Gwindor reminds her of his race and his curse.

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Angband

  • Morgoth sends out Glaurung to destroy Nargothrond

Doriath

  • Morwen and Nienor hear of rumours that Mormegil of Nargothrond is Turin. Morwen leaves Doriath alone.
  • Thingol sends riders after Morwen. Nienor conceals herself among them.
  • Mablung finds Morwen and wishes to take her back to Doriath. Morwen refuses. Mablung feels compelled to protect her so goes along with her.

Nargothrond

  • Turin grows to command the armies of Nargothrond.
  • Messengers from Cirdan arrive, seeking Orodreth. They carry a message from Ulmo, warning Nargothrond to shut their gates.
  • Word comes of Glaurung heading south. Orodreth and Turin ride out with the army.
  • Orodreth is slain and the elves are defeated. Gwindor is wounded but saved by Turin. A dying Gwindor pleads with Turin to save Finduilas.
  • Turin returns to Nargothrond but Glaurung follows soon after. Glaurung breaks the doors and kills, burns amd captures many inside. Turin stands against Glaurung but is caught in his glare.

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  • Glaurung taunts Turin, but Turin manages to break the spell and stab at his eyes. Glaurung retreats. Turin believes the words of Glaurung and leaves to find Morwen and Nienor instead of pursuing the enemy.

Nevrast

  • Tuor follows the stream to Nevrast, Turgon’s old land. He follows seven swans to the castle of Vinyamar, where he finds the shield, armour and sword left there by Turgon.
  • Outside the castle a large storm brews. Tuor goes outside and before him appears Ulmo. Ulmo has Tuor seek out Gondolin, shadowing him with a great cloak.

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First Appearances – Gelmir (II), Arminas

Deaths – Gwindor, Orodreth

Adapted from chapters ‘Of Turin Turambar’ 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 in Nargothrond’, ‘The Fall of Nargothrond’ and ‘The Journey of Morwen and Nienor to Nargothrond’ from The Children of Hurin.

Pictures

  • The Fall of Nargothrond – Walter Florusse
  • Turin and Finduilas – Elena Kukanova
  • Assault on Nargothrond – Pete Amachree
  • Ulmo, Lord of the Waters – John Howe

Season 4 Episode 7 – Niniel

Nargothrond

  • Glaurung returns to Nargothrond, turning the treasure there into his bed.

Taeglin

  • Finduilas cries out for Turin, but hears no reply.
  • Turin speeds to Dor-lomin, but as he went he thinks he hears the cries of Finduilas.

Vinyamar

  • Tuor prepares to leave but finds an elf outside the walls. His name is Voronwe and upon hearing of Ulmo’s instruction, gladly guides Tuor to Gondolin.

Dor-lomin

  • Tuor and Voronwe come across Turin heading north, although Turin does not see them.

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  • Turin arrives to find his childhood home empty and dark. He asks for shelter in the house of Brodda.
  • Sador halts Turin and tells him of what has happened.
  • Turin confronts Brodda. Lady Aerin tells him of Morwen’s whereabouts. Turin throws Brodda, breaking his neck. The men of Dor-lomin revolt against the Easterlings, killing all in the hall.
  • Sador and Aerin force Turin to leave. Turin flees Dor-lomin with any rebels that will follow him.
  • Aerin burns down the hall of Brodda, killing herself in the process.

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Nargothrond

  • Morwen reaches Nargothrond. Mablung leaves her with a group outside and takes the rest into the city.
  • They awaken Glaurung, who scatters Mablung’s riders and attacks the group outside. Nienor is separated from the others. Glaurung finds her on the hill. With his glare he renders her mind blank.

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  • Mablung returns to Nienor alone. Realising her memory is gone, he is forced to lead her back to Doriath by the hand.

Brethil

  • Turin tries to track the orcs that took Finduilas.
  • The orcs are waylaid by the men of Brethil. They kill all their captives, impaling Finduilas against a tree. She asks the men to tell Turin where she died.
  • Turin comes across an orc host attacking a group of men. He slays them all then asks for word of Finduilas.
  • The men lead him to Finduilas’ grave and then to Ephel Brandir, where Turin stays and meets their chieftain, Brandir.
  • Mablung rests near the borders of Brethil. They are ambushed by orcs and Nienor flees into the forest.

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  • Nienor collapses on the Grave of Finduilas, where she is found by Turin.

First Appearances – Dorlas, Hardang, Hunthor, Manthor, Brandir, Voronwe

Deaths – Finduilas, Brodda, Aerin

Adapted from chapters ‘Of Turin Turambar’ 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 ‘The Return of Turin to Dor-lomin’, ‘The Coming of Turin into Brethil’ and ‘The Journey of Morwen and Nienor to Nargothrond’ from The Children of Hurin.

Pictures

  • Turin Discovers Nienor at the Mound of Finduilas – Ted Nasmith
  • Tuor and Voronwe see Turin at the Pools of Irvin – Ted Nasmith
  • Hall of Brodda Burning – Alan Lee
  • Nienor and Glaurung – DonatoArts
  • Nienor Flees into the Woods – Ted Nasmith

Season 4 Episode 8 – Turambar

Brethil

  • Turin does not know Nienor and he brings her back to Ephel Brandir. He tells her his name is Turambar. He calls her Niniel, Maid of Tears.
  • Brandir heals Niniel. Months pass and she learns to speak again and helps Brandir with his lameness. Turin grows very fond of her.
  • Turin and Niniel fall in love. Against Brandir’s advice, he asks for her hand in marriage.

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  • Brandir warns Niniel of the curse on Turambar’s family, as he has fallen for her as well. Niniel says the shadow on him has been lifted.

Angband

  • Seeing his children unknowingly fall in love breaks Hurin’s mighty spirit. Morgoth taunts him once more.

Brethil

  • Turin and Niniel wed with a great feast. The men of Brethil honour them with a house of their own. That night she becomes pregnant.

Doriath

  • Mablung returns to Thingol in shame. He steps down as Captain and leaves to find Morwen and Nienor.
  • Dior and Nimloth are wed in Menegroth.

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  • Dior and Nimloth return to Ossiriand.

Gondolin

  • Tuor and Voronwe reach the gate of Gondolin. They are taken as prisoner to Ecthelion. Tuor shows him the weapons and armour of Vinyamar, and Ecthelion knows he has been sent by Ulmo.
  • Ecthelion brings Tuor to Turgon. Tuor gives the warning said to him by Ulmo, but his eyes are drawn to Idril.

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  • Thorondor brings word of the Fall of Nargothrond.
  • Maeglin speaks against Tuor. Turgon refuses the bidding of Ulmo and decides to stay in Gondolin.
  • Tuor courts Idril, telling her tales of the outside world while she recounts the adventures of the Noldor. Maeglin watches them from afar.
  • The people of Gondolin take kindly to Tuor, including Turgon. He gives Tuor leave to be with Idril if he wishes.

 

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 ‘Nienor in Brethil’ from The Children of Hurin.

Pictures

  • Tuor Reaches the Hidden City of Gondolin – Ted Nasmith
  • Turin and Niniel – EmberRoseArt
  • Dior and Nimloth – kimberly80
  • Turgon Receives Tuor and Voronwe

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

Season 4 Episode 10 – The Death of Beauty

Brethil

  • Hurin is brought before the new Chieftain of the Haleth, Hardang.
  • Manthor defends Hurin. Hurin’s words incite a riot. Hardang is killed.

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Gondolin

  • Hurin comes to the gates of Gondolin. He looks to the eagles to bear him again, but they do not come.
  • Thorondor brings word to Turgon, who concludes that even Hurin has surrendered to the will of Morgoth.
  • Tuor and Idril are married by Turgon.

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Nargothrond

  • Hurin wanders to Nargothrond, where he finds Mim. He reveals himself as Turin’s father and kills Mim.

Doriath

  • Hurin is found by the elves near Sirion and brought to Menegroth. Before Thingol he reveals he has taken the Nauglamir from Nargothrond. He curses Thingol and gives him the Nauglamir as a memorial of the ruin of his house. Hurin leaves Doriath.
  • Thingol employs dwarven smiths to set the Silmaril in the Nauglamir.

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  • When they are completed the dwarves refuse to give it up. Thingol attempts to take it by force but is slain. The dwarves slaughter many elves and flee.
  • Melian, having lost her husband and daughter, forsakes her body and returns to Valinor. The Girdle of Melian is lifted.
  • Mablung is sent after the dwarves.

Ossiriand

  • Mablung catches the dwarves. Outnumbered, the elves are saved by a host of Green-elves, led by Beren and Dior.
  • Beren is victorious and regains the Nauglamir, which he brings back to Luthien.
  • Mablung is killed in the battle.
  • The surviving dwarves are killed by ents in the woods.

Doriath

  • Dior takes his family back to Doriath, where he is crowned King.

Ossiriand

  • Luthien and Beren die in their sleep, the Silmaril around Luthien’s neck.

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Doriath

  • A Green-elf messenger comes to Menegroth. With him he carries the Nauglamir, which is presented to Dior.

Amon Ereb

  • Celegorm comes to Maedhros with the news that Dior holds the Silmaril and the Girdle of Melian is broken.
  • Maedhros gathers his brothers and calls upon their oath.

Belegaer

  • Hurin despairs, realising all his deeds only aided Morgoth. He casts himself into the sea.

Gondolin

  • Tuor and Idril present to Turgon their newborn son, Earendil.

First Appearance – Earendil, Elured, Elurin, Elwing

Deaths – Hurin, Mim, Beren, Luthien, Thingol, Mablung, Manthor, Hardang

Adapted from chapters ‘Of the Ruin of Doriath’ and ‘Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin’ from The Silmarillion, ‘Of Tuor and His Coming to Gondolin’ from Unfinished Tales, ‘The Wanderings of Hurin and Other Writings’ from The War of the Jewels.

Pictures

  • The Oath Has Been Awakened – Jenny Dolfen
  • Hurin Reaches the Echoriath – Ted Nasmith
  • The Wedding of Tuor and Idril – Tom Loback
  • Elu Thingol and the Dwarves of Nogrod in Menegroth – steamey
  • Beren and Luthien – Turner Mohan