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
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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 5 – Bloodstained

Taeglin

  • The outlaws ambush and destroy several orc-bands.
  • More and more men join the outlaws.
  • Mim’s hatred for Beleg grows too much and he leaves to seek out servants of Morgoth.
  • Mim betrays the location of Amon Rudh to the orcs, who keep his son as a hostage. Mim leads them to his home.
  • The orcs attack the outlaws and drive them inside the cave. They try to escape but all are slain save for Turin and Beleg, who are captured.

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  • Turin is taken by the orcs while a wounded Beleg is left to die. Mim prepares to kill Beleg but is scared off by Androg, who manages to free Beleg before he dies.
  • Beleg stitches his own wounds and goes after Turin. He follows the orc tracks and comes across Gwindor. Together they find the orc camp.

Androth

  • Tuor ambushes a group of Easterlings near his cave. He slays them all.
  • Tuor comes to the spring near his cave to find it overflowing. The stream flows in a direct line away to the west. Tuor follows it.

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  • Beleg dispatches the guards and finds Turin tied to a tree. Gwindor and Beleg carry him out of the camp to a thicket of thorn trees. There Beleg attempts to cut Turin’s bonds, but Anglachel slips and cuts Turin. Turin awakes and sees a dark figure bending over him and thinking it’s an orc tormentor seizes the blade and kills Beleg.

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  • A flash of lightning reveals Beleg’s face. Turin’s fury is so terrible all Gwindor can do is cower on the ground.
  • Turin sits unmoving for a long while, before Gwindor rouses him to bury Beleg. Gwindor takes Anglachel.

Sirion

  • Gwindor leads Turin to Nargothrond.

Doriath

  • Morwen and Nienor arrive at Doriath, but are devastated to not find Turin there. They stay as guests of Thingol and Melian.
  • Dior courts Nimloth. He also strikes up a great friendship with Galadriel and Celeborn.

Havens of Sirion

  • Ulmo appears to Cirdan and Gil-Galad in their new home. He has a warning for Orodreth.

Gondolin

  • Maeglin asks Turgon for Idril’s hand, but he refuses. He says the Eldar do not wed with kin so near.
  • Maeglin begs Idril to run away with him. Idril scorns Maeglin for his dark character, saying she never liked him.
  • Turgon offers Maeglin the position of his right hand if Maeglin does not bother Idril again.

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Deaths – Beleg, Androg, Algund, Orleg, Ulrad

Adapted from chapters ‘Of Maeglin’, ‘Of Turin Turambar’ and ‘Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin’ from The Silmarillion, ‘Of Tuor and His Coming to Gondolin’, ‘Narn i Chin Hurin’ and ‘The History of Galadriel and Celeborn’ from Unfinished Tales and ‘The Land of Bow and Helm’, ‘The Death of Beleg’, ‘Turin in Nargothrond’ and ‘The Fall of Nargothrond’ from The Children of Hurin.

Pictures

  • Beleg’s Death – Felix Sotomayor
  • Turin Captured – Catherine Chmiel
  • Beleg’s Death – Anke Eissmann
  • Turgon-Idril-Maeglin – Lady Ithilwen

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 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 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

Season 3 Episode 1 – Gorthaur the Cruel

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.

Gondor

  • Elrond accompanies Maglor on a journey along the south coast of Gondor. Maglor continues his tales of the First Age

Doriath

  • 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.

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  • Thingol and Melian speak about a suitable husband for Luthien.

Angband

  • 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.

Dorthonion

  • 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.

Hithlum

  • Fingon takes up the seat of his father.

Gondolin

  • 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.

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Minas Tirith

  • 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.

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Himring

  • 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.

Pictures

  • Tol-in-Gaurhoth – Morgoth Belegruth
  • Daeron and Luthien – Anke Eissman
  • Hurin and Huor Approaching Gondolin – Donato Giancola
  • Sauron the Deceiver – Skullbastard