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.
They are both sent dreams by Ulmo of hidden sanctuaries. Tumladen and High Faroth.
When they return to Vinyamar, Turgon goes to find Tumladen.
Unable to find the place in his dreams, Turgon is visited directly by Ulmo, who guides him to Tumladen.
Turgon returns to Vinyamar as he sees orcs passing through the Pass of Sirion
Maedhros and his brothers hunt down the orcs that have penetrated Maglor’s Gap.
Fingolfin prepares his army for war. He sends Finrod to Doriath once more to enlist the help of Thingol.
Melian befriends Galadriel. Galadriel tells of the tale of the Noldor, but leaves out the Kinslaying.
Thingol hears rumours of Valinor. He asks Angrod about the events that led the Noldor to Middle-Earth. He learns of the Silmarils and of the Kinslaying at Aqualonde. Horrified, he bans Quenya in Beleriand and forbids any of the House of Feanor to enter Doriath.
Adapted from chapters ‘Of the Return of the Noldor’, ‘Of Beleriand and Its Realms’ and ‘Of The Noldor in Beleriand’ from The Silmarillion.
Eol, the Dark Elf, crafts a master sword, Anglachel, he gives to Thingol. After receiving little gratitude, he leaves the forest.
Turgon welcomes his people to Gondolin. He has a private moment with his daughter dedicating the city to his late wife.
Finrod continues construction of his fortress with help of the dwarves.
(200 Years Later)
Aredhel seeks permission to leave Gondolin. Turgon agrees only if she sees Fingon, but she disobeys.
Glaurung, father of dragons, leads a host from Thangorodrim and pushes the Noldor from Ard-Galen.
Eol feasts with the dwarves of the Blue Mountains. After the feast he returns to Nan Elmoth, where he comes across Aredhel, daughter of Fingolfin. Using his enchanting voice, he lures her deeper into the forest, where he ensnares her.
Fingon rides against Glaurung with a company of mounted archers. The orcs are driven back, but Glaurung remains. Fingon personally shoots Glaurung in the eye, causing him to retreat.
Finrod, Maglor and Maedhros hunt east of the river
Leaving the brothers, Finrod encounters men of the House of Beor. Welcoming them to Beleriand, he speaks with Beor the Old.
First Appearances – Eol, Beor, Malach, Glaurung, Azaghal
Adapted from chapters ‘Of the Return of the Noldor’, ‘Of the Noldor in Beleriand’, ‘Of Maeglin’ and ‘Of the Coming of Men Into the West’ from The Silmarillion and ‘The Grey Annals’ from The War of the Jewels.
Morgoth denounces Glaurung for his actions. He then talks with Sauron about how to break the siege.
The Green-Elves of Ossiriand scuffle with the men of Beor. Unable to understand each other, they prepare to attack. Finrod steps in and talks down the Green-Elves.
Finrod leads the men across Beleriand. He speaks with Galadriel to allow them into Doriath to see Thingol. Thingol gives them permission to cross his lands.
Aredhel bears Eol a son, Maeglin. She wishes to return with them to Gondolin, but he refuses.
Eol leaves to visit the dwarves. When he returns he finds Aredhel gone with Maeglin. He follows their trail
Finrod leads Beor and his followers to Estolad, where they settle. Beor leaves his men to visit the High King of the Noldor.
Beor and Malach speak with Fingolfin.
Finrod returns to Nargothrond. Beor wishes to remain in his service.
Not long after returning to Nargothrond, Beor dies of old age.
Eol finds Aredhel at the entrance to Gondolin and follows them.
Eol reveals himself to Turgon. Turgon welcomes him as a kinsman.
Eol wishes to leave, but Turgon tells him none who enter the Hidden City may leave. Eol is enraged by this, and he chooses death, for him and his son. He throws a poisoned dart at Maeglin, but it is caught by Aredhel. The poison pierces her skin and she is killed.
Turgon casts Eol from the walls of Gondolin.
First Appearance – Maeglin
Deaths – Eol, Aredhel, Beor, Malach
Adapted from chapters ‘Of Maeglin’ and ‘Of the Coming of Men Into the West’ from The Silmarillion and ‘The Later Quenta Silmarillion’ from The War of the Jewels.