Season 5 Episode 5 – The Havens

The Havens

  • Galadriel and the survivors of Doriath reach the Havens.
  • Elwing and the Silmaril are brought to Cirdan and Gil-Galad. The people of Doriath are permitted to stay.

Sirion

  • The survivors of Gondolin come out of the mountains. There they make a feast in memory of those fallen.
  • Tuor and Idril lead the people on down the river, heading for The Havens.

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Angband

  • Morgoth considers himself victorious. He cares not for the Sons of Feanor and considers the elves leaderless and defeated.

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Valinor

  • Ulmo rises out of the waters and goes to speak with Manwe.
  • Ulmo calls on Manwe to forgive the elves and save them from Morgoth. Manwe will not do so until they plead for pardon and relinquish all claim of the Silmarils.

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Amon Ereb

  • Spies tell Maedhros of the Silmaril at the Havens. He talks with his brothers about it.
  • Maedhros chooses to forswear the Oath.

The Havens

  • Tuor and his followers reach the Havens.
  • They tell Cirdan and Gil-Galad of the Fall of Gondolin and death of Turgon. Gil-Galad is crowned High King of the Noldor.
  • Earendil meets Elwing for the first time.

Adapted from chapters ‘Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin’ and ‘Of the Voyage of Earendil and the War of Wrath’ from The Silmarillion, ‘The History of Galadriel and Celeborn’ from Unfinished Tales and ‘The Wanderings of Hurin and Other Writings’ from The War of the Jewels.

Pictures

  • Family – Liga Klavina
  • Melkor – Thomas Ruillard
  • Ulmo Lord of the Seas – Daniel Govar
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Season 5 Episode 7 – The Accursed Oath

The Havens

  • Elwing sends ships out to find Earendil before Maedhros comes upon them.

Belegaer

  • Earendil is repelled several times by strong winds and fierce storms.
  • He turns towards home, giving up hope of finding Valinor or his father.

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The Havens

  • Maedhros comes down upon the Havens harshly and suddenly. He slays many elves himself, demanding the Silmaril be brought to him.
  • Some of Maedhros’ followers stand side, unable to witness the cruelty of the slayings.
  • Some of Maedhros’ followers go so far as to stand against Maedhros and his brothers. They refuse to kill Elwing or take the Silmaril from her. Instead they tell her to flee. They are all slain by the Sons of Feanor, although Amras is slain in their attack.

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  • Elwing casts herself into the sea with the Silmaril rather than let Maedhros have it.
  • Maedhros and Maglor come into the house of Earendil. They there find Elrond and Elros.
  • Maglor takes pity on the twins and convinces Maedhros to spare them. They take the twins captive.

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Belegaer

  • Ulmo bears Elwing out of the waves. He sends her in the form of a great white bird over the sea with the Silmaril on her breast.
  • The white bird falls from the sky into Vingilot. Earendil sees the Silmaril and wonders.

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  • In the morning Earendil finds Elwing lying next to him, asleep.
  • Earendil learns of the attack and curses himself for not being there to defend his people.
  • Giving up his sons for dead, Earendil turns his ship around, heading towards Valinor once more.

The Havens

  • Cirdan and Gil-Galad reach the Havens too late. They bring the remaining survivors, including Galadriel and Celeborn, back with them to the Isle of Balar.

Amon Ereb

  • Maglor grows fond of Elrond and Elros and begins teaching them how to play music. In his heart he grows weary of the Oath and the pain it has brought upon the world.

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Death – Amras

Adapted from chapters ‘The Voyage of Earendil and the War of Wrath’ from The Silmarillion and ‘The Wanderings of Hurin and Other Writings’ from The War of the Jewels.

Pictures

  • Let the Havens Burn – Karolina Wegrzyn
  • Earendil’s Ship – John Howe
  • Maedhros at the Kinslaying – Jenny Dolfen
  • And Maglor Took Pity Upon Them – Catherine Chmiel
  • Earendil the Mariner – Jenny Dolfen
  • Little Half-elf – Tuuliky

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 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.

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(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 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 2 Episode 3 – Lord of the Seas

Sirion

  • Finrod and Turgon leave to journey along Sirion
  • They are both sent dreams by Ulmo of hidden sanctuaries. Tumladen and High Faroth.
  • When they return to Vinyamar, Turgon goes to find Tumladen.

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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

Maglor’s Gap

  • Maedhros and his brothers hunt down the orcs that have penetrated Maglor’s Gap.

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Hithlum

  • Fingolfin prepares his army for war. He sends Finrod to Doriath once more to enlist the help of Thingol.

Doriath

  • Melian befriends Galadriel. Galadriel tells of the tale of the Noldor, but leaves out the Kinslaying.

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  • 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.

Pictures

  • The Rage of Ulmo – Ralph Damiani
  • The Coast of Mithrim – Tuuliky
  • Ossiriand – Jenny Dolfen
  • Galadriel and Melian – yalanrei